Ralph Miliband: democrat and anti-fascist

I’m reblogging this because, even after so many Left-wing bloggers have defended Ralph Milliband against the Mail’s accusation that he hated Britain, few really have any idea of what the man himself really stood for. This makes it clear that Milliband believed in democracy and hated Stalin and the Communist dictatorship he embodied and partly created.

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The Daily Mail has been in the  news for its attacks on Ralph Miliband as “the man who hated Britain“. This continues a long tradition of smearing “Red” Ed Miliband by association with his father’s politics (here, for instance, in 2010, they make a big deal of the fact that his elderly cousin, who he may not even have met, had some vague connection to Joseph Stalin half a century ago). I don’t normally comment on topical events on this blog, but this seemed kind of worth looking at.

Was Miliband anti-British?

The sole piece of evidence presented by the Mail of Miliband Sr’s “hatred of Britain” is a diary entry he wrote when he was 17. I pity my son, if he ever becomes a public figure and the Mail finds what I wrote in my diaries as a teenager… I would much…

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