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07/11/2013 12:58 GMT | Updated 07/11/2013 13:32 GMT

Ed Miliband's 'Parliamentarian Of The Year' Acceptance Speech For The Spectator Is Very Good (VIDEO)

Ed Miliband used his acceptance speech for the Spectator's 'Parliamentarian Of The Year' award to make light of his recent battle with the Daily Mail over the paper's besmirching of his late father's name in an article entitled: ‘The Man Who Hated Britain'.

This clip has won the Labour leader plenty of plaudits on Thursday for making light of the episode, particularly on Twitter.

Sure - the performance is as wooden as a teak table leg, but the line about speaking Belgian is delivered with all the gusto of a young Gielgud in full flow at the Old Vic.