Hague backs Ed Miliband's reaction to Daily Mail story

Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was "very understandable" that Ed Miliband would want to defend his late father, Ralph Miliband, in the "fierce argument" over a story in the Daily Mail which claimed he hated Britain.

Hague said it was "very understandable that In any walk of life, not just in politics, that a son jumps to the defence of parents".

He added: "It is a fierce argument that is going on. I don't know enough about Ed Miliband's father to weigh in but it is very understandable."

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Miliband 'speaking out as a son'

Ed Miliband revealed he was with his mother when he first read the Daily Mail article that accused his father of "hating Britain."