Top ten gaffes of 2013: 10 – Ed ‘RIP’ Miliband
Kicking off our top ten is the leader of the opposition. Ed has had a pretty good year when it comes to avoiding putting his foot in it, and this effort following the resignation of Sir Alex Ferguson from Manchester United was hardly a headslap moment. It was more a sad shake of the head, often the way with the Labour leader – an opportunity to be statesmanlike, gone ever so slightly wrong.
Proud man. Great manager. Staunch Labour Party supporter. Sir Alex Ferguson will never be forgotten.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) May 8, 2013
This was sensitive, touching, and sounded exactly like he thought Fergie had passed away. As everyone on Twitter immediately noticed.
He hasn't died has he?! @Ed_Miliband No. Just checked. He's fine. Ergo. What an odd tweet.
— James Max (@thejamesmax) May 8, 2013
1 – He's a champagne socialist. 2 – He's not dead @Ed_Miliband
— KnowYourEnemy (@KopBlock205) May 8, 2013
@Ed_Miliband You know he's still alive?
— Matt Forde (@mattforde) May 8, 2013