In a commentary for this week’s JC, I examine the chequered record of a newspaper that accused the Labour leader of disloyalty to Britain because his father was ‘a Jewish immigrant’.
That, a reader might be led to assume, is reason for treason. The Mail, I add, knows exactly what it’s doing. Read the commentary here.
In the same issue, the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland writes: ‘You didn’t have to be Jewish, to adapt an old phrase, to feel queasy at the Daily Mail’s attack on Ralph Miliband.’ Read him here. The novelist Linda Grant takes a similar view.
The Mail is owned by Lord Rothermere and his family trust. If Ed Milliband is to be accused of being the son of a ‘man who hated Britain’, what are we to make of Lord Rothermere, who inherited his title from the gentleman below? The one to the right of Adolf Hitler.