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The new leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband responded to David Cameron's congratulations on the announcement of his engagement to long-term partner Justine by promising to come to the Prime Minister for advice for potential stag weekend ideas.
Miliband proposed to Justine Thornton after 7 years together recently after coming under heavy criticism in recent times for his untraditional approach to family values. Miliband and Thornton have 2 children together and will be getting married in May.
Miliband's joke was taken to be a loaded one from political commentators, which many feel was alluding to David Cameron's alledgedly raucous Bullingdon Club days.
Cameron opened Prime Minister's Questions with his congratulations for his adversory, which was met with the comment:
“I may be coming to him for advice in the next few weeks. I know he knows how to organise memorable stag nights.”
Many benched MPs laughed at this comment. It's believed that the new Labour leader will be having a stag do, but that it will be a low-key affair in the spirit of Prince Williams' low key stag do London style at a friend's house.
It is difficult to picture Ed and Dave Miliband at a paintballing venue outside a major city, slamming back Jagerbombs in the evening before returning to their hostel for boozey kip, but it's a wonderful mental image nonetheless.
It has been revealed that his one-time Labour leading contesting brother, David, won't be the best man for the wedding, so perhaps whether we can feature him in this fictional stag scene remains to be seen.
Ed said: ‘It’s going to be a wedding for family and very close and old family friends, so it’s going to be a small wedding. We will do it in our own way.’
He added: ‘It’s been something in our minds for some time. I feel incredibly privileged to be marrying someone so beautiful and who is such a special person.’
“At the end of the day we’re in our forties and we’ve got two kids — so it wasn’t a case of me suddenly popping the question. This is just something we think is right for us.