Miliband asked: NHS or football?

Ed Miliband has explained why he watched football just three hours after he was due to give a speech on the NHS that he cancelled because of illness.

Labour's leader was spotted at a game between Hull City and Ipswich town, which started at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

A day earlier, Mr Miliband cancelled his appearance at a rally against NHS reforms, also in Hull.

He told a press conference on Monday he had not been "well" and that the match was a "long-standing engagement".

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