Labour leader, Ed Miliband, was pelted with eggs on Wednesday while making his way through London. This was Miliband’s first appearance in weeks, after his Summer vacation in France.
Miliband shrugged off the incident and made a comment saying, “This is not the first time it’s happened to me, I’m sure it’s not the last. I’m always looking for new ways to connect with the voters.”
The culprit was a spectator by the name of Dean Porter. Porter told reporters that it had been an “opportunistic moment”. He added, “They should stop giving favouritism to the banks. They do nothing. The government do nothing. The shadow government do nothing. I don’t believe him at all. If you are poor, you are considered a burden. All they care about is the banks.”
Porter was detained by security guards and it has been reported that he will not be facing any charges. Miliband made light of the situation with a tweet later that day.
Thanks to all at East St Market for the warm welcome today. Can recommend it for easy availability of eggs.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) August 14, 2013