Ed Miliband

Nick Clegg says Mail-Miliband coverage is ‘out of order’

By Anna Sheinman, October 3, 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has added his voice to those criticising the Daily Mail for their depiction of Ed Miliband’s father Ralph.

Speaking on London radion station LBC this morning, he said that the Daily Mail claiming that Ralph Miliband was “the man who hated Britain” was "out of order".

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Daily Mail should be ashamed for its vicious slur on Ralph Miliband

By Martin Bright, October 3, 2013

There has always been a dark undercurrent to some of the criticism of Ed Miliband. He is just a little too intellectual, too metropolitan, too “north London” for some tastes.

Add to this mix his refugee, Marxist father with a dubious loyalty to Britain, and the ingredients are all there for the kind of vicious attack published by the Daily Mail this week.

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Mrs Cohen, the Daily Mail is talking about you, too

By Linda Grant, October 3, 2013

I had always thought that the Daily Mail, despite its Hitler-appeasing past and temporary admiration for the Blackshirts, in recent years had become converted to the idea of the Jews.

I thought it saw Jews as the one immigrant group it could tolerate: suburban enthusiasts for the enterprise culture whose arrival in this country was not buttressed by benefits and council housing.

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Was the Daily Mail piece antisemitic?

By Jonathan Freedland, October 3, 2013

You didn’t have to be Jewish, to adapt an old phrase, to feel queasy at the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband. Plenty of Britons, including, I suspect, many Mail readers, will have disliked the notion of condemning a dead man who cannot defend himself and of suggesting a son should be blamed for the words and beliefs of his father.

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Outsider smears

October 3, 2013

After a week of analysis, comment, anger, defence and exhaustive media coverage, the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband has given the Labour leader’s father wider name recognition than he ever enjoyed in his lifetime. Were it not for one thing, the JC would not be adding to that coverage. We do not as a matter of course report events solely because a Jew is involved.

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Daily Mail accused of antisemitic attack over Miliband story

By Simon Rocker, October 3, 2013

The row over the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father intensified this week when a leading campaigner against antisemitism accused the paper of an anti-Jewish slur.

In a tweet on Wednesday, John Mann, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism, called the article on the late Ralph Miliband a “classical age-old antisemitic smear about disloyal Jews”.

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Ed Miliband attacks Daily’s Mail’s “smear” against his father

By Charlotte Oliver, October 1, 2013

Ed Miliband has accused the Daily Mail of a “character assassination” against his father in an impassioned article that he has written in today’s edition of the paper.

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Senior Labour MPs to join delegation to Israel

By Marcus Dysch, September 24, 2013

Senior Labour shadow cabinet members are due to join the party’s biggest delegation to visit Israel for years.

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy will lead the group — co-ordinated by Labour Friends of Israel — in meetings with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and other counter-terror experts.

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George Galloway — no return to Labour Party

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Labour officials have insisted that there are no plans for George Galloway to rejoin the party after it was revealed that the Respect MP had held a secret meeting with Ed Miliband.

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Ed got it wrong. Zionism is about more than ‘support

By Josh Glancy, March 31, 2013

Last week I conducted an experiment. I was one of several partygoers being subjected to a long and tedious sermon on Middle Eastern politics by a Tehran-based journalist. As his references to Zionism became increasingly vicious (and his tone increasingly tiresome), I decided to change the direction. “I’m a Zionist”, I said.

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