Ed Miliband has admitted neglecting Ed Balls and his wife Yvette Cooper during their annual summer holiday in Carlisle after leaving the two Labour politicians alone in the child-locked cab of a campervan on the hottest day of the year while he popped to the shops.
Pam Ward, prosecuting, said, ‘A witness said he saw two shadow ministers in the small cab of the campervan. Both were said to be crying, red in the face and distressed. Thankfully, the actions of a member of public prevented them from coming to more serious harm, though Mr Miliband was said to look disappointed on his return to the vehicle.’
It is the second time Mr Miliband has faced allegations of unlawful imprisonment. Thirty years ago he locked older brother David in their garden shed on the day of their school’s Debating Society final after initially promising he wouldn’t enter.