The Daily Mail this week achieved what seemed like an impossible goal – to be roundly criticized by all three major political parties in the UK. Yes, Labour, Liberal Democrats, and Conservative leaders are all disgusted by the vile attack on Ralph Miliband, father of the present Labour leader, Ed Miliband. The article, by Geoffrey Levy, calls him a Marxist, which is fine because he was, but also says he “hated Britain.” This is doubly bizarre because Ralph Miliband came here as a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, and joined the Royal Navy to fight against the Nazis.
The Guardian has the main article here, among others exploring the developing story. Ed Miliband demanded space in the Mail to respond to Levy’s libel, and its editor, Paul Dacre, was forced to accede with ill grace. Miliband’s response is here, accompanied by the Mail’s reiteration of Levy’s accusations and an editorial in which it refuses to apologize.
The Mail’s behaviour is despicable because they’re attacking Miliband’s father as a way of attacking Miliband himself, who they called “Red Ed” right from the moment he was elected leader of the Labour Party. If only their fevered imaginations saw clearly. In truth, he has shamefully accepted large chunks of the Tory agenda, but he’s still the only hope of reversing the lurch to a Victorian past.
What makes it worse is the paper’s antisemitic history, supporting Mosley’s Blackshirts in the 1930s, sympathizing with Hitler right up to the start of war, and demonizing Jewish refugees. See this telling blog post on Pride’s Purge, with a clipping from the paper headlined, “German Jews Pouring Into This Country.” That would be the result of the actions of a certain Mr A. Hitler, good friend of the Mail’s owner, Lord Rothermere.
So who “hates Britain” now?
The Daily Mail is a truly evil, hate-spewing rag, and not just because of this issue. They hate immigrants (Muslims are the new Jews), the unemployed, poor, feminists, single mothers, atheists, secularists, and so on ad absurdum. The following video is the ultimate take-down, demonstrating exactly why the Mail is evil, starting with their penchant for drooling over photos of under-age girls.