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Ed Miliband Praises Andrew Marr's Bizarre Gordon Impression In Middle Of Interview (VIDEO)

21/09/2014 12:04 BST | Updated 21/09/2014 12:59 BST

Ed Miliband was really made to sweat during his interview with Andrew Marr - when the presenter launched into a bizarre impression of Gordon Brown.

Brown, who was Miliband's mentor and promoted him to the cabinet as prime minister, has been praised for his intervention and barnstorming speech in favour of a no vote in the Scottish independence referendum, in which 55%

Suggesting that Brown might seek a return to frontline Labour politics, Marr felt a need to do an impression of his fellow Scot, saying: "My name is Gordon Brown. I gave a great thumping speech, I saved the union.

"Now Ed, I say to you, I deserve a job."

Miliband smiled, perhaps politely, before commenting: "It's a great impression."

Reverting to his own accent, Marr asked the Labour leader: "Would you like to see him back at the top?"

Miliband replied: "I don't think that's gonna happen. He played an important role in the referendum but he's not going to come back to frontline politics in Britain."

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'My name's Gordon Brown'

Amid the argument about devolution in the wake of the referendum result, Miliband warned politicians should not rush for a quick resolution to a constitutional matter that has existed for centuries.

The Labour leader said: "This was about how Scotland is governed and how the UK is governed but more than that it is about how this country works - does it work for an elite few or does it work for most working people?

"Unless the establishment recognises this wake up call about how our country is run, how our economy is run, we are not going to address discontent in England, Wales, Scotland and the whole of the United Kingdom."

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Pressed on English votes on English laws, Mr Miliband said: "We have got to look at all of these issues ... we will look at any proposals people come forward with.

"There isn't a simple answer to this question ... we have been wrestling with this issue for 120 years, ever since we were talking about Irish home rule.

"I'm open to the idea of greater scrutiny of legislation by English MPs.

"But we can't do it in a back of the envelope, fag packet way. We spent two years trying to keep our country together - let's have a proper constitutional convention, let's look at these issues.

"I'm not in favour of a new Parliament, a new set of politicians - I don't think that's the answer. I am in favour of one House of Commons, with 650 MPs, because goodness we fought tooth and nail over the past two years to avoid our Parliament being split up and our United Kingdom being split up."