Although not surprising, it is sad to see the Daily Mail continuing its long history of attacks on the Labour movement and its members (see, for example, the ‘Zinoviev letter’ of 1924). There has been an upside to the Miliband affair, however. Ed Miliband is learning at last to bite the hand that smacks him rather than that which feeds him. Hopefully, he will begin to carry this forward in other contexts (Labour’s relationship with the trade unions, for example – SUPPORT THE FIREFIGHTERS – or its policy on immigration).

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