So where were the fairytales by the Brothers Grimm?

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Ed Miliband has been pictured setting off on holiday with a hernia-inducing pile of books.

Some had their spines deliberately positioned so the titles were visible.

All were worthy tomes, of course, and intended to show us what a high-minded fellow the Labour leader is and how seriously he takes his role in life – even on holiday.

One – called Leadership on the Line – presumably contains advice on how best to deal with his current predicament.

Another – entitled Prosperity Without Growth – presumably contains advice on how best to run the country should he ever make it to Number Ten.

But the PR boys missed an opportunity. A book of fairytales by the Brothers Grimm would have been a nice touch.