This mole, in spite of sniffing around Westminster’s drinking holes, only heard about the Labour leader’s love of pool in a recent Guardian interview. Here’s an extract:
Miliband is desperate for a game of pool. One of his team corners a teenager. “Would you like a game with Ed Miliband?”
“No, not really,” says the boy.
Miliband laughs, and is undeterred. A young woman is happy to oblige and they play a few shots, both potting balls.
It turns out Miliband is obsessed with pool and snooker. On the train back to London, I tell him I ghost-wrote two books for snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. Miliband’s eyes are on stalks. “Really?” he says.
It goes on.
And here he is in action – even The Sun admits that the man “has skillz”.
Watch his trick shot: