UK 1 October 2013 Mail columnist attacks "bilious hatred and lack of respect for the dead" Stephen Glover rails against "virulence, tastelessness and, above all, the stupidity" of attacks on the dead. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up In light of the Mail's attack on Ed Miliband's dead father for "hating Britain" (evidence: he opposed the Falklands war, and fought the Nazis), Stephen Glover has written a stirring piece arguing that such attacks on the dead are a new low in British life. Oh, woops! Don't let the picture of Ed Miliband fool you. He was actually talking about the death of Margaret Thatcher in April. Remember: attacking a dead politician over their legacy = shameful. Attack a politician's dead father = what makes this country great. › Jeremy Hunt refuses to condemn Daily Mail attacks on Ralph Miliband Stephen Glover on the death of Margaret Thatcher. I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!