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Sexting not advised, says Miliband

Published 03/04/2015 | 15:41

Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour leader Ed Miliband

Sexting is "not advised for politicians", according to Ed Miliband, and "risky if you are young, dodgy if you are older" in the words of Nick Clegg.

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Both men were asked their opinion on the practice of sending sexy text messages in a quiz for fashion magazine Cosmopolitan's website.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett said it was "OK for other adults but not for me", in response to the same question.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan opted for the answer: "A bit too risky, thank you very much!"

The four were also asked about what they would be if not politicians.

Mr Clegg said a wildlife film-maker, while the Labour leader wrote: "Trying to change the world somehow." Ms Bennett said she would be an author and Ms Morgan a solicitor.

Asked to describe their favourite hangover cure, Mr Miliband responded: "Drinking lots of water but it's been a long time since I had one..."

Mr Clegg said: "Three young boys running around usually does the trick."

Ms Morgan opted for a bacon sandwich, while Ms Bennett responded: "Home-baked gluten-free bread with butter and honey."

The quiz, which was answered by hand, included a question on the worst thing about politics, which Mr Miliband said was Prime Minister's Questions - "a bad advert for all of us".

Ms Bennett ticked "not being able to make the changes you want to", while Ms Morgan opted for people thinking she is boring.

Mr Clegg wrote: "Sitting through 30 minutes of Cameron and Miliband yelling persistently at each other every Wednesday!"

In another question, the politicians had to reveal the most hurtful thing they had read about themselves.

The Labour leader offered: "Where do I start?!" and Ms Bennett said a claim that she was trying to be cool, something she says she gave up at the age of 16.

The Deputy Prime Minister replied: "Not hurtful, just absurd - that I have a personal chef! Of course I don't."

Ms Morgan said it was generally people making assumptions about her motives when they have never met her.

Another question asked what would be worse than joining the opposition.

Mr Clegg said joining Ukip, while Ms Morgan said she would rather join the opposition than do a bungee jump.

Ms Bennett and Mr Miliband responded "none of the above" and "no way" respectively.

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