Politics 30 June 2011 Ed Miliband tongue-tied on strikes Awkward Ed gave a less than stellar appearance on the BBC when discussing today's strikes this morni Print HTML Ed Miliband thinks today's strikes are wrong. I know this because he said so repeatedly during an interview with the BBC this morning. No matter what question the interviewer asked, Miliband began his answer with: "These strikes are wrong." He doesn't seem to have just learnt his brief, he appears to have swallowed it whole. His first answer is delivered with all the spontaneity of a six-year-old in a school play. Had he been asked his favourite colour or whether he is enjoying married life, his response would have been a monotonous: "These strikes are wrong." Watch it below. It's not quite up there with Michael Howard's appearance on Newsnight back in 1997, but it's another worrying example of Miliband flunking in front of a camera. Tony Blair shone on screen, and so does David Cameron. Miliband, however, still looks awkward. He has been leader for almost a year. He needs to sharpen his TV game. › The strikes: in photos 12 issues for £12 Subscribe More Related articles I believe only Yvette Cooper has the breadth of support to beat Jeremy Corbyn To stop Jeremy Corbyn, I am giving my second preference to Andy Burnham What do Labour's lost voters make of the Labour leadership candidates?