The Labour Party Leader Ed Milliband is fuming at The Daily Mail and its editor Paul Dacre. The Mail has claimed Ed’s public intellectual and ‘Marxist father hated Britain‘. It has been a pretty controversial claim. Even numerous Conservative politicians seem to think the Mail should lay off the Labour leader’s long dead father. On the other hand Ed Milliband has on numerous occasions listed his father as a political hero that actually guided and moulded him …….. so it seems legitimate to investigate Ralph Milliband’s life and politics in that context.
I myself think it is legitimate for newspapers to look at Ralph Milliband ……… Ed has mentioned him …….. he has made him part of the debate.
Anyway, I unlike Ralph Milliband do favor an independent free press, not a government controlled media. I generally favor newspapers being free to investigate and report and editorialize as they please.
It seems fair enough to claim that a life long Marxist is not going to be a British patriot …….. lets face it the ideology of Marxism does tend towards dumping nationalism and patriotism in favor of internationalism ‘workers of the world unite’ and all that ……….
But in other places in their article it seems does not exactly follow logic …… it seems to me a non sequitur to claim because someone is an atheist that they must necessarily hate Britain…………… ???
Anyway in Ralph Milliband’s generation the Daily Mail was owned by the first Viscount Rothermere who was basically pro Nazi in the lead up to the war. So maybe the Mail should recognize that thing about living in a glass house when it comes to how our political roots formed us.
Cheers Jez XXXXXXXXXXX
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Pr ec is ely , whils t I don’t hav e muc h time for the entir e Millipede c lan, I do think the
whale s hould s hut up about the war ..they openly s uppor ted Hitler and Mos ley for a while
….and in a democ r ac y is n’t ev er y one, inc luding Millipede s enior entitled to their own
opinion any way ..but the Whale has nev er been all that k een on democ r ac y r eally any way has
O s war ld Has tings : ) ) @ O c tober 2, 2013, 7:57 pm
Its tr ue…… its har d to s uppor t the ex Naz i s uppor ting Mail……. its har d to lis ten
to Milliband bleating on in c omplaint ……. ther e ar e no pr oper good guy s in this one :
Cheer s br o J ez XXXXXXXXXXXXX
J ez blog : ) ) XXX @ O c tober 2, 2013, 8:04 pm
Millipede s hould jus t ac c ept that its par t of the job,the one that he c ompletely s hafted his
own br other to get..T hat people ar e going to dig up any ex is ting s k eletons in y our c los et
and its been well k nown for a long time that Millipede s enior was a har dc or e Mar x is t….
And if in a democ r ac y y ou ar e entitled to hold whatev er opinion y ou want then c onv er s ely
it s hould be tr ue that; unles s y ou ar e inc iting s ome k ind of c r iminal ac t or ter r or is
m, then y ou s hould be fr ee to publis h whatev er y ou want too. T hat’s what libel c our ts ar e
for , if he feels s o bad about the bes mir c hment of Daddy , then s ue the Whale… Per
s onally , I s ay jus t c all in a s quadr on of B52 and c ar pet bomb all of Hamps
tead..all Br itain’s pr oblems would be ov er then ( that’s my opinion at leas t…and I’m entitled
to it: ) ) )
T or y Cr imes x x @ O c tober 3, 2013, 12:12 am
Yes the s lightly s ic k ening thing is that ev er y one jus t lay s into Camer on bec aus e of his
bac k gr ound…… s ur e he went to Eton blah blah but it per fec tly c or r ec t to ber
ate him for it whic h ev er y one does …… but Milliband the pr ofes s ional politic ian
jus t lik e his pr ofes s ional politic ian br other c ame fr om a differ ent k ind of equally r
ar ified elitis t bac k gr ound ……. but its s omehow a c r ime to point this out …… or
mention the fac t Daddy was a Mar x is t and s lag off the Milliband inher itanc e. I s ee the Mail
on Sunday has had to apologiz e for hav ing s ome jour nalis ts not doing pr ec is ely what the
pr es s c ommis s ar fr om LP HQ had dec r eed. When Milliband c omes to power …….. : Any
jour nalis m not s pec ific ally pr ior s igned off by the LP Minis tr y of T r uth and O bedienc e
will be punis hable by us e of F r enc h pr iv ac y law and the guillotine.
Cheer s J ez XXXXXXXXXXX
J ez blog : ) ) XXX @ O c tober 3, 2013, 9:11 am
Ralph r ightly war ned about the danger s of the power ful pr opr ietor ‘s r ight to mak e c ons er
v ativ e pr opaganda & r eac tionar y attac k s whic h s hape the population’s think ing this is
all bec aus e “Red Ed” dar ed to s ugges t s ome mild c ons tr aints on pr ofiteer ing in the ener
gy s ec tor
& v ague pr omis e to build a few hous es !! jh
J ohn Har r is @ O c tober 5, 2013, 8:21 am
Lets hope new hous es get built ev en new power s tations but I am not s ur e if I am entir ely
hones t the bac k of a fag pac k et Milliband c alc ulations and s peac hes on ener gy ar e going
to ens ur e mor e power s tations get built. But hey may be that s tuff will help get him elec ted
y ou nev er k now : ) ) ) ) )
Cheer s J ez XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX J ez blog : ) ) XXX @ O c tober 5, 2013, 10:18 am
T hat might hav e been the point y es . Ev en a timid pr opos al lik e that got him a pas ting fr
om one of y our F r ee Pr es s Pr opr ietor s …
You think that s ome thought might go into an alter nativ e to unelec ted ty c oons owning the
media or dic tator s hip by the s tate..
Cheer s J ohn
J ohn Har r is @ O c tober 5, 2013, 1:22 pm