"There are no hard feelings between me and News International," Ed Miliband insisted on Thursday. "They want me to lose the election, I want them to go to jail," he said.
In an appearance before journalists in Westminster on Thursday, the Labour leader is reported to have displayed a surprising comic touch.
“It was me and Aung San Suu Kyi in a room together. Years under a brutal dictatorship, oppressed day and night, and she said to me: ‘that’s enough about your time with Gordon.'"
In another (presumably light-hearted) jab at the former prime minister, he added: "Like all politicians, I don’t bear grudges. I learnt that from Gordon."
The Labour leader also made fun of his Twitter accident that saw him mistakenly refer to Bob Holness as the presenter of 'Blackbusters' rather than 'Blockbusters.
"I'm just very relieved he never presented Treasure Hunt," he said.
As Politics Home reports, Miliband was also not afraid to make fun of the assembled hacks, perhaps a sign that he has gotten better press in recent months.
“I asked somebody recently what I should expect from the press gallery lunch. They said it is the White House Correspondent’s Dinner for ugly people," he said.
How very dare he.