Ed Miliband Insists His Dad Did Not Kill Kittens

The Labour leader says his father loved felines. It’s just another political catfight. Updated.

1. Labour leader Ed Miliband has used an awards acceptance speech to lash out at claims that his dad used to kill kittens.

2. No, really.

3. Here’s the Sunday Sport’s original story from last month.

The Sunday Sport / Via Twitter: @thesundaysport

We’re sure they double-source all their quotes.

4. Ed read out the newspaper’s harrowing claims about his father’s anti-feline activities to the audience at The Spectator’s awards.

5. And generally showed that he had a sense of humour.

The Spectator / Via blogs.spectator.co.uk

7. UPDATED: The Sunday Sport has responded. They claim they’ve talked to Eunice, the cat owner featured in the story:

Eunice is glad this has got @Ed_Miliband's attention & hopes he's careful around kittens if he wants to be PM. http://t.co/jsHJwcVN7r

— Sunday Sport (@thesundaysport)

Sunday Sport

@thesundaysport

Eunice is glad this has got @Ed_Miliband’s attention & hopes he’s careful around kittens if he wants to be PM. http://t.co/jsHJwcVN7r

/ Via

...Eunice would also very much like to meet with @Ed_Miliband, should should this be possible? http://t.co/jsHJwcVN7r

— Sunday Sport (@thesundaysport)

Sunday Sport

@thesundaysport

…Eunice would also very much like to meet with @Ed_Miliband, should should this be possible? http://t.co/jsHJwcVN7r

/ Via

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Jim Waterson is politics editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
 
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