Your South Shields ‘Seat’ comes up from grabs on 2nd May when we can finally say “Good Riddance” to one of the Great Sanctimonious Hypocrites of the Age
"The Englishman is a rabid nationalist.
By Austen Davies -They are perhaps the most nationalist people in the world...When you hear the English talk of this war you sometimes almost want them to lose it to show them how things are.
They have the greatest contempt for the continent in general and for the French in particular...England first. This slogan is taken for granted by the English people as a whole.
To lose their empire would be the worst possible humiliation".
The words are those of Ralph Miliband, a Belgian-Polish immigrant who spawned David (and Ed) Miliband after being granted asylum by the “rabid nationalists” he despised so much.
And I thought I’d drop it in at this point so that we might better have the measure of what we are discussing.
Ralph was born ‘Adolphe’ – which he must have found hilarious – and became a naturalised British subject after the War, when he did his damnedest (as a devout Marxist) to undermine everything that being British stands for, whilst enjoying all of the benefits associated therewith, of course.
Adolphe’s father was a member of the Communist Red Army, which murdered thousands of innocent civilians in their brutal attempt to take over Poland after the First World War.
The leading role of fanatically left-wing Jews - such as was Adolphe Miliband - in the genocidal Red Terror waged against the Christians of eastern Europe, was a major factor in creating suspicion and hatred against so many innocent Jews when another Adolf came along a few years later.
But those things, of course, are all part of increasingly ancient history.
What I really want to talk about is No 1 Son – David; socialist, social reformer and thoroughly good-egg – who would be Leader of the Labour Party now had the Union Bosses not decided that his little brother Ed would be easier to ‘wag’.
David, who is turning his back on his heart-felt political principles and forsaking parliament in order to work for charity.
David, the atheist who milks his Jewish roots for all they’re worth, and who named his sons ‘Isaac’ and ‘Jacob’ (after the son and grandson of Abraham, the First Patriarch of the Jewish People; do you think there might be the hint of an ego trying to peep through there?)
David, straight and honest, who isn’t remotely motivated by greed or avarice, like a breath of fresh-air. The sort of fresh air you get from an over-flowing septic tank.
‘Heart felt political principles’? My Ricky Tomlinson!
Let’s air a few facts shall we?
David lost the Labour Party Leadership Election in October 2010 – just two months later in December 2010 he registered ‘The Office of David Miliband Ltd’ – a Private Limited Company wholly owned by David Miliband and Louise Shackleton, aka Mrs David Miliband.
In the tax year 2011/12 David ‘made’ - over and above his Parliamentary salary – £446,320.60.
Capitalising (like a true Labour Champagne-Socialist) on his political pedigree (I’ll come back to that) he ‘earned’ £92,839.75 as advisor to a US-based green technology company.
He ‘earned’ £7,560.85 for a half-day ‘advising’ Indus Basin Holdings, a Company registered in Mauritius (one of the World’s main tax havens) and providing agricultural facilities, principally to Pakistan.
David remains their ‘chief advisor’ but it is not easy getting (factual) details out of either Mauritius or Pakistan, so what he actually did for the money remains unclear.
David drew around £75,000 a year (for about 12 days ‘work’) as a non-exec director of Sunderland A.F.C. - until his grand gesture of resignation following the appointment of Paolo Di Canio as Manager.
Or was that just a ‘set-up’ because Signor Di Canio wouldn’t work for the Club if it maintained its association with the son of an International Marxist and grandson of a war criminal?
I’m sure I couldn’t say.
Or possibly the real reason for David’s departure from Sunderland might be something to do with his going to live and work in New York? I don’t know – you’ll have to decide.
But let’s get back to the money and integrity - because there’s an awful lot of one and precious little of t’other.
David didn’t pay any income tax whatsoever on the £446,320.60 he made over and above his salary – he fed it through his Company (just like ‘Red’ Ken Livingstone did), to benefit from Corporation Tax at 20% being half that of Income Tax (higher rate) of 40%.
And, with a clever bit of accountancy, doubtless the amount actually paid was insignificant.
And David and brother Ed know some good accountants – which is how they managed to avoid major death-duties on inheriting their father’s £1.5 million house in London’s Primrose Hill. (There’s a Marxist precept concerning ‘property’ and ‘theft’ but it clearly doesn’t apply to Milibands).
And his charity work? He is, in fact, replacing former Columbia University president George Rupp as Chief Executive of The International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Mr Rupp was paid just under $400,000 (£263,000) a year from the IRC plus around $52,000 more from the IRC and related groups.
David will get more – plus ‘expenses’ of course, because he’s well used to them.
The Daily Telegraph's investigation of expenses claims by Members of Parliament reported that David had claimed for gardening expenses and approximately “£30,000 in repairs, decorations, and furnishings for his constituency home in South Shields”.
“But” I hear you say, “the IRC is a non-profit-making organization. . . ” Yeah, right.
But like the fellow who breaks wind and leaves the room, David’s stench remains – for it was he, as Environment Secretary in 2007, who gave birth to the greatest and costliest rip-off in the history of UK Politics; The Climate Change Act. Cheers.
Bye, David – here’s hoping you get everything you deserve.