Weird-looking newly elected Labour party leader Ed Miliband apologised today for a couple of New Labour’s disastrous mistakes: Tony Blair’s Iraq war and Gordon Brown’s oft-repeated claim to have put and end to boom and bust.
Both were based upon lies. Lies about Iraq’s WMDs. Lies about the British banking system.
But he neglected to mention another one of Labour’s disastrous mistakes, and one which had a large (if as-yet-unrecognised) part in Labour losing the last election, and which was also based on lies.
The Milibands’ father, Ralph Miliband, entered Britain as an illegal immigrant in 1940. Of his Polish parents, Ed said today:
And in gratitude for this, as soon as they got the chance both the Miliband brothers voted to remove the ancient right of Englishmen to sit in a pub and drink a pint of beer and smoke a cigarette.
For that, and for their acquiescence in the lie that secondhand smoke poses a health risk, they should have their British citizenship revoked, and be put on a boat to Poland.