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Ed M's press chief on Cam and World Cup

 

Ed Miliband's spokeswoman Katie Myler has just issued an apology for a Twitter attack on David Cameron's role in the England 2018 World Cup bid.

Ms Myler Tweeted: "Hypocrisy of Cameron pimping himself out in Zurich whilst Gove's school sport fiasco continues at home is breathtaking".

I've just talked to her and, although she stresses that her Twitter account makes clear the views expressed are her own, she has been quick to apologise:

"I wholeheartedly apologise for the remarks. They are no reflection whatsoever of Ed's views. Of course, it goes without saying that I fully back the England bid"

Ms Myler last month announced that she was leaving her current post and will move to the private sector later this month.

 

UPDATE: Shadow Foreign Minister John Spellar has now joined in with his own World Cup Twitter message. He points out that he asked in Transport Questions this morning why Boris Johnson was "swanning around" in Zurich backing the England bid.

His Tweet reads:

"Just asked Transport Sec, Why is Boris swanning around Zurich instead of sorting out transport chaos in London? Minister also asleep on job".

 

FRESH UPDATE: Ms Myler has now deleted the Tweet and issued her apology via Twitter.

"So sorry for earlier tweets, personal comments that don't reflect Ed's views. Wish the bid, and the bid team well."


LATEST: I hear that a broadsheet Lobby journo has lobbied hard to become Ed Mili's head of comms. It's not clear yet if they've succeeded.

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