Ed Miliband claims he was good at Manic Miner

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Remember Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum? Ed Miliband does.

Asked about Jeremy Paxman calling him a North London geek, Ed told ITV News:

“I was brilliant. As I remember, there were 20 levels. I’m not sure I’m very good at hand-eye coordination but I was good at Manic Miner.

I used to drive my parents slightly mad because you used to play it on the telly, obviously, so they wouldn’t be able to watch.”

C’mon media, someone ambush Ed with a Spectrum and test his skills.

Unfortunately David Cameron hasn’t revealed what video games he used to play yet – but we’re pretty sure that he’s not a fan of miners.

James O’Malley