and newpapers' list of time-waster stories. However,
as with the UK's habit, these kinds of stories are not
about informing the public. That's usually well down
The purpose is as dog-whistle messages to the
hypnotised prols. They are being instructed by
the use of certain key words, to not vote for Labour.
Mind control is possible and television has been
proven to be the perfect delivery mechanism.
The story, this time, is not about a politician but
about his father, who is said to have hated Britain,
because he was a Marxist and, by association,
they are bad people, because the USSR was
based loosely on Marxism and the USSR was
totalitarian and nasty, and not democratic.
Are you following?
It's a non-story and a disguised message. It will
also piss off millions of well-meaning politics
watchers and send them running back to their
favourite stool in the pub.
This was done because Ed promised to cap
heating fuel prices, if elected. The other oligarchs
didn't need to be told to rally to the defence of
needy, bullied international corporations. The
Red Menace had returned, and he was Ed
Mill-i-band! The order was heard:
Commence pissing in all directions.
You've even got one journo/hack telling Ed
Milliband not to bring up his own father in
public conversation, because otherwise, the Daily
Mail will verbally assault your, and our senses.
If Ed Miliband wanted his father to be off limits, he should have kept quiet about him
By Dan Hodges Politics
Last updated: October 1st, 2013
This morning Ed Miliband has gone to war with the Daily Mail. Or if you prefer, the Daily Mail has gone to war with Ed Miliband.
The casus belli is an article written by Geoffrey Levy on Saturday in which he examined, in critical terms, Marxist philosopher Ralph Miliband’s influence over his youngest son. The piece was headlined “The Man Who Hated Britain”.
Ed Miliband reacted furiously to what he saw as a crude attempt to smear the reputation of his late father, demanding a right of reply, and tweeting: “My dad loved Britain, he served in the Royal Navy and I am not prepared to allow his good name to be denigrated in this way.” That reply has duly appeared, above a re-print of the original article which now carries the headline “We repeat: This man DID hate Britain”. An accompanying leader adds: “An evil legacy and why we won’t apologise.”
Predictably, the Labour Left has rallied round its leader, with the blogosphere denouncing the Mail and its scurrilous journalism. And even amongst the hard-bitten press pack gathered in Manchester the consensus is that the Mail has crossed a line. But as ever, just because something represents a consensus, it doesn’t mean it’s right.
First there’s the Mail’s headline. Love of country is a subjective concept. Some people think that Margaret Thatcher was a patriot who loved Britain more than she loved life itself. Others see her as the epitome of evil, someone who dragged the nation to its knees. Those contrasting positions are never going to be definitively proved, disproved or reconciled.
What is not open to debate is that Ralph Miliband was a man who served Britain in war time and did so against a savage and barbaric enemy. If I was Ed Miliband I’d have been furious at that headline. In fact, if a close member of my family was criticised over anything I’d be furious, regardless of whether the criticism was legitimate or not.
-Dan Hodges is a former Labour Party and GMB trade union official, and has managed numerous independent political campaigns. He writes about Labour with tribal loyalty and without reservation.