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    BBC News - Labour demands Ralph Miliband apology from Mail

    After the broadcast, a Labour Party spokesman said: "The deputy editor of the Daily Mail tonight admitted that it was an 'error of judgement' to publish a picture of Ralph Miliband's grave accompanied by a crude pun. The newspaper should now apologise for this error of judgement."

    He added: "We continue to believe that the article headlined 'the man who hated Britain' and a subsequent article which described Ralph Miliband's legacy as "evil" were smears. The deputy editor of the Daily Mail showed tonight he could not justify either of them."

    Ken Livingstone, former Labour MP and Mayor of London, told BBC Radio 4 Ralph Miliband was "completely committed to the country he lived in".

    He said: "The idea that you take something that someone writes at 17 and twist it in this way… it does not define what you're going to be as a grown up."
    or should we remember :

    Ed Miliband Embraces “Dancing on Thatcher’s Grave” - Guy Fawkes' blog
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    To suggest, based on one entry from a diary, made by a 17 year old who went on to join the Navy and fight in WW2 that he "hated Britain" is a leap.

    To suggest that because Ed supports regulation of the press that he's a Marxist, is even more of a leap.

    By all means criticise the man, but to suggest that this is a danger or evil is a low even for the Mail.

    On the one hand, you've got the father of a politician who when he was 17 said that sometimes you want Britain to lose the war so that they wake up; on the other you have a newspaper who supported the blackshirts. And they have the nerve to suggest that Ralph Miliband was the evil one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DodgyAgent View Post
    He deserves it.
    ^ This ^

    The guy is a turd and anything that can be done to make him feel uncomfortable is a bonus. As far as I am concerned he lost all right to decent treatment after he blew off the union rally to get a trip in a Roles Royce and a seat in the directors box at some northern football club so that he could suck up to the foreign owners.

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    Some was a bit out of order but its quite funny that the author of the piece, a Jewish man, is writing for a newspaper that has over the years supported the right wing (specifically those in favour of National Socialism) to attack a man who fought so that he has the freedom to write this article. Its a bit like saying my dad is bigger than your dad, schoolground politics :-) *******, the lot of them (BTW, I see the editor of the Mail's dad was a showbiz writer during the war, he must have had some pull!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Some was a bit out of order but its quite funny that the author of the piece, a Jewish man, is writing for a newspaper that has over the years supported the right wing (specifically those in favour of National Socialism) to attack a man who fought so that he has the freedom to write this article. Its a bit like saying my dad is bigger than your dad, schoolground politics :-) *******, the lot of them (BTW, I see the editor of the Mail's dad was a showbiz writer during the war, he must have had some pull!)
    Is he Jewish? I googled him but couldn't find anything. I assumed he was from the name Levy.

    Either way, it doesn't surprise me. A lot of Jewish people seem to be very left wing or very right wing.

    Besides, what about Mel Philips - she writes for the same rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Ken Livingstone, former Labour MP and Mayor of London, told BBC Radio 4 Ralph Miliband was "completely committed to the country he lived in".

    He said: "The idea that you take something that someone writes at 17 and twist it in this way… it does not define what you're going to be as a grown up."
    So Labour attacking Dave and George for their Bullingdon club membership never happened

    They're like a Red Rag to a bull... the hypocrisy of them complaining about smears is a bit much
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    In answer to the OP.

    I think foul. Ed has put forward some populist policies and big business is running scared and they've got their puppets in the media to smear him.

    Now - if it had been either of his 2 despicable predecessors I'd be wanting them to stick the boot right in. But they didn't really do anything to upset big business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Exactly.
    The Daily Mail were quite right to dance on , if not Ralph Milliband's father's grave, then the graveyard to which his stupid and harmful ideas belong.

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    Foul. He deserves to be attacked for his politics, but not for who his Father happened to be. More importantly, it'll backfire and gain him public support, and that's the last thing the country needs.
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