Ed Miliband finally makes it stateside – as a picture of a man blowing his nose

Written by David Singleton on 19 December 2016 in Diary
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Watch: The former Labour leader made a shock appearance on a US new bulletin.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband has been reduced to a stock image of a man blowing nose.

The politician who was quite recently in the running to be prime minister popped up on US TV channel NBC during a feature about cold and flu season.

The broadcaster last night ran an item on how only 40% of Americans have the flu vaccine.

In order to illustrate the debilitating nature of the condition, producers needed a stock photo of someone blowing their nose…

 

 

 

 

 

The photograph of Miliband was taken at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool in 2011 and is now being used a stock image by picture agency Getty.

Had Labour achieved a higher vote share in the 2015 general election then Miliband would now be better known to Americans as the UK prime minister who is preparing forge a working relationship with Donald Trump.

Instead, his appearance on NBC went unnoticed at the time by 99% of viewers.  

Meanwhile with Britain about to be hit by a wave of industrial action, a more topical clip of the former Labour leader would be one outlining his views on strikes...

 

 

 

9PM UPDATE:

Ed Miliband sees the funny side...

 

 

 

 

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