Public Opinion, the Mail and the Milibands: an unacceptable attack

6 10 2013

Ed-Miliband-Daily-MailThe public row over the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father continues in today’s newspapers.  Most commentators have condemned the way in which the Daily Mail chose to write about Ralph Miliband.  Today’s Observer curiously led with the view of the Master of Wellington College, Anthony Seldon, that “It sets a very bad example to young people to belittle someone who is dead. I think it is nasty, it lacks taste and decency, and I worry about antisemitism”Read the rest of this entry »





Opinion: The Daily Mail knows all about ‘hate’ – Des Freedman

4 10 2013

Mail and MilibandIf any single article demonstrates the abuse of press power, the Daily Mail’s hatchet job on Ralph Miliband, the father of Labour leader Ed Miliband, has got to be right up there with the best of them. The Mail has now twice run an article accusing Miliband Senior of ‘hating Britain’ based on the latter’s disgust at the class privilege and old boys’ networks that he saw running the country. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Leveson Inquiry, Week 22: David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown – Natalie Peck

25 06 2012

After months of anticipation, David Cameron gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry this week, along with deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, former prime ministers Gordon Brown and Sir John Major and opposition leader Ed Miliband. He was asked about the News Corp BSkyB bid, his relationship with former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and the hiring of former NoW editor Andy Coulson as director of communications for Number 10. Read the rest of this entry »