UPDATE: It’s a spoof. Ignore the rest of this blog! Here is Paul Waugh on how the whole media were fooled. Glad I’m not alone. (Although David Cameron and Gordon Brown have both come out to express their condolences this morning.)
Now Miliband has now said that the death is “sad” news. You could be forgiven for feeling confused.
Glad to see that David Miliband has an opinion on the death of Michael Jackson:
“Never has one soared so high and yet dived so low. RIP Michael” was the foreign secretary’s Twitter message last night.
Perhaps I was wrong to suggest last year that Miliband didn’t have the common touch.
In terms of New Labour populism, however, surely no one can ever beat Tony Blair’s attempts to get Deirdre from Coronation Street (the soap opera) out of “jail”.