Weak, Weak, Weak – what Ed Miliband alluded to today at PMQs

January 16, 2013 12:49 pm

Today at PMQs Ed Miliband mocked David Cameron for repeating the old Tory mistakes over Europe. He also called him “weak”. Perhaps he was thinking of this:

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