Rundle: dad's the word on the Right. Attacking someone's dad, is that a thing on the Right now? Two years after Alan Jones, the world's highest-paid simperer, claimed that Julia Gillard's father had "died of shame", the UK Daily Mail has adopted the style, running a full piece attacking Labour leader Ed Miliband's father, Ralph, as "an evil man who hated Britain". Miliband senior was a European refugee, who came to Britain just escaping Hitler's clutches. He then enlisted in the British Navy, and in peacetime became a professor at the LSE, contributing to the development of that institution as a world leader.