Ralph Miliband: A Great Democratic Socialist Slandered by the Mail.

Tendance Coatesy

Hated Britain So Much He Joined the Belgian section of the Royal Navy.

“The man who hated Britain: Red Ed’s pledge to bring back socialism is a homage to his Marxist father.”

The headline over  GEOFFREY LEVY‘s Mail article will have outraged many people, on the left and elsewhere.

Ed’s father, Ralph Miliband, was known, and warmly remembered by thousands (if not more)  on the left.

He was a founder member of the New Left, a democrat, fiercely opposed to Stalinism, and the author of books that influenced people people across the labour movement.

His more topical articles in the yearly Socialist Register contributed enormously to international and British political debate – and still bear reading (I have cited some only a couple of months ago).

The Mail,  barely skates the surface of this.

Thought apart from his ‘hate’ for Britain, Ralph apparently “made plain his disdain for…

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