Thursday, 1 October 2009

William Hague replies to Miliband's Nazi slur.

David Miliband has followed the Labour party conference theme by threading his speech with some terrible smears against the Tories. He has also managed to insult a foreign government:
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.

His accusation of anti-Semitism against Michal Kaminski is shameful and is based on remarks which the Chief Rabbi of Poland has said were misrepresented. This kind of shoddy politics should be beneath a Foreign Secretary.

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.

Note: The man in the picture is Ed Balls.

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1 comment:

A bit of history said...

A bit of history, normally intentionally omitted by those hysterical, hatred mongering self-proclaimed "Nazi-hunters":

After WWII former Latvian and Estonian Legion soldiers were at British and American service!

They even guarded Nuremberg Palace of Justice and Nuremberg prison with high ranking Nazi criminals in its cells during Nuremberg War Crimes Trial!

Afterwards these veteran soldiers of Baltic Legions guarded USA Army headquarters in Germany and took care of safety of Allied facilities during Berlin Airlift, when Stalin decided to starve West Berlin!

Some of the soldiers interned by Sweden were given out to Russia on Stalin's demand. 50 years later King of Sweden and the Foreign Minister apologized for that and received group of Baltic soldiers in royal residence.

Here are links on aforementioned with some old photos:
Latvian Legion soldiers at Nuremberg Tribunal
Latvian Legion soldiers in Sweden, 1994

To know why people hated Soviets you have to see what they did to the countries they took over:
Horrible Year, 1940-1941