So the furore surrounding the accusation from the Daily Mail that Ed’s dad, Ralph Miliband “hated Britain” drags on. Let me say, I am no fan of either the Mail or Ed Miliband, but this issue has prompted a question that intrigues me. Let us suppose, just for the sake of the argument, that the Mail was correct, that Ralph was a hater of all things British. Ralph has been dead for over nine years, so any damage that he could wreak now, from beyond the grave, would be minimal. So, presumably, the accusation is meant to tell us that Ed is indelibly tainted, through having a Britain hating father, and so rendered unfit to be prime minister? Do we really believe that? Do we believe that the sins of the fathers should be visited upon their children? It makes no sense to me.