The former Foreign Secretary and once Labour-leader hopeful, David Miliband, has become the latest in a long line of politicians to criticise a senior government Minister for advising motorists to stock up on fuel.
On Wednesday, the Cabinet Minister, Francis Maude advised drivers to store petrol “maybe a little bit in the garage as well in a jerrycan”.
But on a visit to Lincoln, Mr Miliband told LSJ News that the advice would create panic and said that the public needed to know the “facts”. He said that the government was worrying people unnecessarily.
The older brother of the Labour leader also commented on the “Cash for Access” scandal which has dominated the headlines in recent days.
This follows the undercover sting operation by the Sunday Times where former Conservative Party Treasurer, Peter Cruddas, suggested that supporters who donated large sums of money to the party may be able to have supper with the Prime Minister.
David Cameron has since promised that every quarter he’d publish any future meals at his official residences with those who’ve donated more that fifty-thousand pounds.
Mr Miliband had to battle a heckler to get his message across that “transparency” was the key to having a scandal free election.
He believes that there should be a cap on total spending for election campaigns rather than restrictions on individuals.