LONDON — The British public is used to shock, horror and hyperbole in their tabloid newspapers, but even by British standards the headline that appeared in last Saturday's Daily Mail was outrageous: "The man who hated Britain".
The man in question was the late Ralph Miliband, Marxist scholar and the father of opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.
The headline went on to say that ‘Red Ed’ was honoring his father's memory by bringing back socialism.
Actually, this is not true. In fact, Miliband senior, who was a star professor at the London School of Economics, argued constantly with his son about the Labour Party's turn away from socialism.