Virgin boycott and the Daily Mail’s strange notion of press freedom – Justin Lewis

13 01 2018

Virgin Trains’ recent decision to decide not to include the Daily Mail amongst the publications it offers its West Coast customers has received predictable howls of outrage. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, found time in his busy schedule to condemn it as “pompous, censorious and wrong”. For some, of course, these criticisms might equally be applied to the Daily Mail itself. Either way, this story brings to light a host of contradictions. Read the rest of this entry »





“Murderers”: of myths, Macpherson and the Daily Mail – Brian Cathcart

4 11 2017

As we approach the 25th anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, it’s time to critically assess whether the Daily Mail really played the pivotal and progressive role it likes to claim in the case, and its impact on Britain’s race relations. Read the rest of this entry »





Daily Mail vs The Guardian: why did editor Paul Dacre lose his rag? – Steven Barnett

24 06 2017
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“Words have consequences. They lead to actions.” So wrote Peter Oborne, the maverick right-leaning Daily Mail columnist about the shocking events in north London recently when a white van deliberately ran into a crowd of Muslims outside a mosque, killing one and injuring several others. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Stunt v Associated Newspapers, Mail heads off attempt by businessman to prevent use of personal data in important decision on the Data Protection Act – Keith Mathieson

6 04 2017

In an important judgment in the case of Stunt v Associated Newspapers ([2017] EWHC 695 (QB)) that will be reassuring to news media organisations, the High Court has determined that section 32(4) of the Data Protection Act 1998 is not incompatible with EU law.  Read the rest of this entry »






The Telegraph and Daily Mail seem to just copy The Sun’s family law reporting mistakes – Family Court Reporting Watch

24 11 2016

papers_1523485c“LEGAL AID FURY Woman fed boy, 3, poison while plotting to take him to see ISIS jihadi father in Syria but was given public cash in battle to keep any alleged terror connections secret: Taxpayer-funded legal aid went on lawyers representing her as she tried to stop Scotland Yard gaining access to her files”  lead the Sun on Sunday headline. Read the rest of this entry »





Lego vs Daily Mail strikes at paper’s weak spot: its advertising revenue – John Jewell

15 11 2016

legoPerhaps providing a welcome diversion to all the apocalyptic press reaction following the election of Donald Trump is the news that Lego, the Danish manufacturer of plastic bricks, has announced its intention to cease advertising in the Daily Mail. Read the rest of this entry »