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Miliband deserves and needs all the backing he can get

The respected author Harold Pinter said (in his 2005 Nobel Prize speech):

I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory.The time has now come when man has no option but to re-find his self-respect.

In the UK, we still (despite what we think are problems) sit comfortably while in many countries typhoons and tempests rage and floods are making thousands homeless. Deserts are being created and children are going hungry as much now if not more than they have ever done. Wars are still being fought and the donwtrodden in a number of countries have sprung up to seek justice against their oppressors.

The world's ecology is threatened. Man is at a precipice.

Back home, there have been significant signs of a deep and underlying frustration in the UK.

There is no excuse for rioting, …