Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Euston Manifesto signer: David Miller

David Miller - I was born into a Jewish-socialist family where beliefs in the rights of the poor and the oppressed were strongly held. My father (Maurice S Miller MP) worked hard to bring both social and medical justice to his constituents and others whom he was empowered to help, regardless of their religion and ethnicity.

However, he warned me that values and ideologies wholly incompatible with a democratic socialist tradition were gaining ground and that the Left was descending into a quagmire of self doubt and uncertainty that would crystallise into general irrationality and a visceral hatred of Israel and the US in particular.

How right he was; and so I welcome the opportunity to sign up to this manifesto and I take solace in the knowledge that I am not alone in the struggle for common sense values prevailing in domestic and international affairs.

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