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Ralph Miliband

Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

Ed Miliband’s speech in Scotland: Mr Pooter meets Alan Partridge

21 March 2014 16:01

Ed Miliband has just given a quite extraordinary speech. I don’t know if it was deliberately banal or merely unfortunately dull. It was certainly stupefyingly boring. The Labour leader gave… Continue reading

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Kittengate latest: the never ending Miliband saga

12 November 2013 18:07

The Sunday Sport, that esteemed paper of record, has replied to Ed Miliband in the matter of Ralph Miliband killing a kitten with a bicycle during WW2, which Miliband described… Continue reading

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Witnesses Are Recalled To The Leveson Inquiry

Paul Dacre teaches the Guardian how to sell newspapers the old fashioned way

12 October 2013 9:59

An old journalist told me that there was a time when people used to know the names of national newspaper editors. It’s a mark of Fleet Street’s decline, he said,… Continue reading

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Last night's panel: David Dimbleby, Grant Shapps, Yvette Cooper, Kirsty Williams, Mehdi Hasan and Quentin Letts.

Sketch: Question Time is no longer an honest debating chamber

4 October 2013 12:31

A good honest debating chamber. That’s how Question Time is billed. In fact it’s an unseemly gold-rush for applause. The panelists are a set of needy egos with semi-fictionalised hairdos.… Continue reading

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Witnesses Are Recalled To The Leveson Inquiry

The Daily Mail is disreputable, twisted, tendentious and malignant. Thank heavens for that

4 October 2013 10:18

For the want of a question mark, the empire was defeated. Something like that anyway. Changing The Man Who Hated Britain to A Man Who Hated Britain? would have saved the Daily Mail… Continue reading

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Are the crimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao et al of less weight than those of the fascists?

Why are Marxists and Soviet apologists regarded as harmless jokers?

2 October 2013 17:52

I rather like Ed Miliband, and for what it’s worth I don’t think he has inherited much, if any, of his father’s rancid political views. Nevertheless the fact that Ed Miliband has… Continue reading

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Why didn’t the Daily Mail stick to the ‘red angle’ when it came to Ralph Miliband?

2 October 2013 14:02

For those of us of a certain age, Ed Miliband’s speech last week was exhilaratingly nostalgic. His promise to freeze energy prices reminded us of happy times when Labour policies… Continue reading

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Despite Ed Miliband's protestations, Ralph Miliband was a Marxist when Marxism was threatening our way of life.

Sorry, Ed Miliband, your dad hated Britain

1 October 2013 11:41

It doesn’t matter how much Ed Miliband’s lip quivers, his dad was, as The Daily Mail suggested, a far left wing intellectual whose gratitude to the country which took him… Continue reading

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Exclusive: the moment Ed Miliband said he’ll bring socialism back to Downing Street

22 September 2013 17:59

What’s Ed Miliband about? In a word: socialism. You can think this a good or a bad thing, but there ought to be no doubt about where he stands. At a… Continue reading

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The Ralph Miliband lectures remind us how stupid ‘clever’ people can be

7 January 2013 17:30

For anybody who needs reminding of how stupid ‘clever’ people can be, can I recommend Guido’s post on the Ralph Miliband lecture series?  Each year the London School of Economics… Continue reading

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