Rumours are flying around of a By Election in David Milliband’s constituency as he stands down to become EU Foreign Minister; the post newly created by the shameful Lisbon Treaty.
Never doubted that Labour would gain personally from not giving us the promised referendum
By Tory Aardvark
Over the last two days we have reported extensively on the possible “glorious return” of Damian McBride, followed by a smear on George Osborne by Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman and then later on where Harman smears and lies in an approved Labour Party recruitment email linking the Conservatives and the BNP
Latest Labour Heavyweight to enter the lies and smears game is David Milliband, who gave his speech to a largely empty as usual conference hall.
The Foreign Secretary spouted this smear “Last week on the BBC, and you should go through the transcript, Eric Pickles, the Chairman of the Conservative Party, explained without a hint of shame that we should not condemn one of their new allies, the ‘For Fatherland and Freedom’ party, who every year celebrate the Latvian Waffen SS with a march past of SS veterans, because they were only following orders.”
Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hauge had this to say “David Miliband’s smears are disgraceful and represent a failure of his duty to promote Britain’s interests as Foreign Secretary. He has failed to check his facts. He has just insulted the Latvian Government, most of whose member parties have attended the commemoration of Latvia’s war dead. Just because Latvia is a small country does not give the Foreign Secretary the right to put cheap party spin before the national interest. It is also indecent to allege that
Eric Pickles, who has an admirable record campaigning against anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, was defending the Waffen SS. Mr Miliband should withdraw that suggestion.”
The Latvian Govenment’s website includes here an explanation of how the smears being repeated by Miliband et al originate from Soviet propaganda, now that is not the first time in history that Labour have been linked with Soviet propaganda.
Iain Dale on his blog had this to say “It looks like David Miliband sunk into the gutter with his attacks on Conservatives this morning during his speech at the ghost town Labour conference. He accused the Conservatives of consorting with fascists, reckoned Eric Pickles was somehow defending the Waffen SS and that Michael Kaminski is an anti semite. Pretty strong stuff for a man in charge of British diplomacy. It’s also further evidence of the desperate tactics he is deploying in order to keep himself in the post election leadership race. William Hague isn’t best pleased“