A weekly editor yesterday accused the Labour Party of banning its staff from filming an Ed Miliband speech before later retracting the claim.
Ben Green, editor of the Worksop Guardian, took to Twitter to make the initial accusation after the Labour leader’s visit to the Nottinghamshire town yesterday morning.
But the Labour Party denied any such confrontation had taken place and Ben later retracted his comments.
He also deleted a series of Tweets, pictured below, in which he had likened modern-day politicians to “stage managed robots.”
Mr Miliband had been visiting a B&Q warehouse in Worksop with Bassetlaw MP John Mann yesterday morning.
Ben posted a further Tweet which read: “Just spoken to @Ed_Milliband spokesman who tells me that no one was stopped filming the Labour leader on his visit to Worksop today.”
A Labour Party spokesman said: “No one was stopped from filming at today’s event. We are always happy for our public events to be filmed.”
Last night the incident was being put down to “crossed wires.” Ben has declined to comment further.