Power cut knocks Miliband off-air mid-speech
Blue Screen for Red Ed
A live broadcast of Ed Miliband's Labour party conference speech fell off the airwaves when a power failure cut him off mid-sentence.
The political get-together, held in Liverpool, was being shown on Sky.com and on BBC TV – but the video streams cut out for approximately 10 minutes just before 3pm BST.
According to Sky journalist Glen Oglaza, Labour leader Ed disappeared from screens just as he uttered the words: "My message to the British people is...."
At 2.55pm, the BBC link was back up, but Sky took longer to come back. Conspiracy theorists on Twitter speculated that Labour's plans to license journalists, unveiled earlier that day, resulted in the plug being pulled.
Sunday Telegraph columnist Matthew d'Ancona tweeted: "This is what happens when you threaten the media with registration. Equivalent of a horse's head in Ed's bed... The worst conference speech by a party leader since the dog days of IDS. I almost feel sorry for him."
Sky's political reporting chief Adam Boulton added that the technical problem was simply due to a badly timed power cut. ®
Was anyone listening before that?
labour god almighty they spend spend spend and then they blame the conservative for cuts get a grip labour. i watched most of this conference and good god almighty they got sucked in to a load of bull he says he would cut tuition fees from 9000 to 6000 haha more like keep it at 9000. if people seriously believe in labour there as stupid as they are. we should be spending money on sensible things like broadband homes roads etc not wasting it on stupid quangos who sit and do nothing and get paid for it or people who are on benefits taking advantage of it and having a big mansion and mercedes or a mother who can have 7 to 16 children all claiming child benefits each. sorry but this is not on its about time it got squashed
Clearly a cover-up
"My message to the British people is....
"We are emerging from our podules and we will eat your children. Release the Blears!"