This morning The Times screams out from its front page that “Miliband asks unions to save his number 10 bid”.
Sounds interesting, but you’d have to read the second paragraph(£) to notice that what they’re talking about is:
“an emergency meeting of the national executive committee (NEC)”
So that would be the NEC where two thirds of the representatives are MPs, elected members representatives and local councillors then?
So this “secret plan” to “ask the unions” to “save his number 10 bid” is actually the shocking news that Ed Miliband may call a meeting of Labour’s NEC at the weekend if the election result is inconclusive.
We presume Rupert Murdoch’s vociferous dislike of Ed Miliband had nothing to do with the headline. Or perhaps the country’s “paper of record” didn’t think that “Labour may call NEC meeting” – which is what this story is – would hurt Miliband or sell papers.