October 3rd, 2013

Mail on Sunday Editor Apologises to Miliband
Suspends Two Hacks

Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig has apologised “unreservedly for a reporter intruding into a private memorial service”:

“The reporter was sent without my knowledge; it was a decision which was wrong. Two journalists have been suspended and a full investigation is now being carried out. I would further like to apologise to members of the family and friends attending the service for this deplorable intrusion. I have already spoken personally to Ed Miliband and expressed my regret that such a terrible lapse of judgement should have taken place. It is completely contrary to the values and editorial standards of The Mail on Sunday. I understand that Lord Rothermere is personally writing to Ed Miliband.”

Damage control for ‘the plan’ to takeover?


  1. 1
    Owen Jones says:

    “Order Order”is like watching a medical cam lodged in a colon tracking passage of an impacted stool. And this is on good days.

  2. 2
    Jerome K Jerome says:

    Will the fool Milliband apologize for his father? Or will Clegg do it for him?

  3. 3
    Owen Jones says:

    The Mail Ralph Miliband article never said hate or hatred. It was an editorial decision to create the anti Semitic headline. Resign Dacre.

  4. 4
    MSM abiding by the 'narrative' says:

    Lessons will be learnt.

  5. 5
    Sherpa Brown says:

    Today I will get out my climbing boots and pick and attempt to scale the North Face of the Hackney Hippo.

  6. 6
    Steve Miliband says:

    We need a Judge led enquiry

  7. 7
    jmf says:

    Or your boyfriend.

  8. 8
    My Nations Behaviour says:

  9. 9
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    Trying to censor our free press again?
    Marxist Miliband Snr. would have been
    so proud.

  10. 10
  11. 11
    Doh! says:

    And yet you keep coming back…

  12. 12
    Gaye Mann (Mrs) says:

    There should be big ££ compo. It wouldn’t surprise me if ‘red’ Ed is looking to add on orangery to his multi-£M house in Primrose Hill and could use the cash.

  13. 13
    The Leftist Mafiosa says:

  14. 14
    Empty Ed says:

    A redery sounds better

  15. 15
    Brian Leveson says:

    Baby..I’m your Man.

  16. 16
    Gaydar comment says:

    Take one? In the chamber?

  17. 17
    jake says:


  18. 18
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    I don’t why England is a fucking magnet, just fuck off and leave us alone. thanks

  19. 19
    illegitimi non carborundum says:

    The sooner these criminal trials are finished and Leveson Part One implemented we can the move on to Part Two.

  20. 20
    Nick Clegg's Mummy says:

    I’m sorry but Nickie isn’t playing out today, he has an abscess.

  21. 21
    Stigmatised says:

  22. 22
    Bill Spear says:

    He doth protest too much

  23. 23
    Lexander says:

    “Two journalists suspended” !! Who the hell sent them to over the job? We need to know. Keep up the good work Daily/Sunday “Wailers”.
    Better to have bribed somebody invited.

  24. 24
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    I think I’ll leave it like that rather than adding the “know”

  25. 25
    Letter from Adolf Hitler, 7th December 1933, to Lord Rothermere says:

    I should like to express the appreciation of countless Germans, who regard me as their spokesman, for the wise and beneficial public support which you have given to a policy that we all hope will contribute to the enduring pacification of Europe. Just as we are fanatically determined to defend ourselves against attack, so do we reject the idea of taking the initiative in bringing about a war. I am convinced that no one who fought in the front trenches during the world war, no matter in what European country, desires another conflict.

    (For those who might not know, Mr Hitler was a rather bad fellow who caused a World War and genocide, including the murder of 6 million J*ws.)

  26. 26
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Only Mrs Miliband senior knows who was the father of Ed, unless we get the DNA

  27. 27
    helpful suggestion says:

    Forget about it and go to the pub.

  28. 28
    Owen is a Knob says:

    I would like to remind Owen that no children were harmed as a result of anything the Daily Mail have done.
    The same cannot of course be said of the BBC.

  29. 29
    Owen Jones says:

    Guido Fawkes,right wing political blogger ,calls for “common sense” to prevail in the Daily Mail row.

  30. 30
    Little Boy Blue says:

    Did he love his father ?

  31. 31
    Bill Quango MP-9 says:

    I will pay you a 1000 quid to stop your yapper for a week.

  32. 32
    eh? says:

    It wasn’t an anti-semitic headline.

  33. 33

    I wish there was a story to distract from my lies about my dad.

  34. 34
    how sad says:

    Bullying and censorship.
    It’s the only thing lefties excel at.

  35. 35
    Hippo Crit? says:

    “Trying to censor our free press again?”

    And yet you and your lunatic pals shout on a daily basis with spittle inflected invective that the Guardian should be shut down.

  36. 36
    Lord Manglebum says:

    Take an enema?

  37. 37
    What will more regulation bring to the table? says:

    Self regulation has resulted in a whole newspaper being shut down,thousands losing their jobs and in this case two Journo’s being suspended.
    So it appears self regulation is doing it’s job.

  38. 38
    Cue the denial accusations says:

    1/2 million at most.

  39. 39
    Hippo Crit? says:

    Is that why Maggie attempted on 4 occasions to get a knighthood for Sir Jimmy despite repeated warnings from her advisers about him, succeeding on the 5th attempt in 1990?

  40. 40
    National Socialist says:

    Hello Shlomo,

    How’s the ethnic cleansing going in the West bank today?

  41. 41
    Owing Jones says:

    My gas bill is more than that Bill.

  42. 42
    CSI Primrose Hill says:

    Judging by the amount of plastacine in Ed’s blood I think you will find his real dad’s name is Wallace.

  43. 43
    Hippo Crit? says:

    Says the crybaby who screams bias every time a reporter asks any Tory a question about anything.

  44. 44
    Ron Atkinson says:

    Mind the huge chip on the shoulder!

  45. 45
    a non says:

    Ed’s Just a desperate little man with a blank sheet of paper looking to fill it with anything available. With the economy ‘turning the corner’ most of his political messages have been holed below the water line, so he goes off at a tangent in an attempt to remain newsworthy.

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    The BBC always reports, "The Government has...Labour said..." says:

    Al-Beeba WatO reported Millipede saying “Sending a reporter to my late uncle’s memorial crosses a line of common decency. I believe it a symptom of the culture and practices of both the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday.

    There are many decent people working at those newspapers and I know that many of them will be disgusted by this latest episode. But they will also recognise that what has happened to my family has happened to many others.

    I believe no purpose would be served by me complaining to the Press Complaints Commission because it is widely discredited.

    Instead, I am writing to you as the owners of the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday because I believe it is long overdue that you reflect on the culture of your newspapers. You should conduct your own swift investigation into who was responsible at a senior level for this latest episode and also who is responsible for the culture and practices of these newspapers which jar so badly with the values of your readers.”

    Predictability they omitted..

    “There are bigger issues for the people of Britain in the midst of the worst cost of living crisis for a century than intrusion into the life of my family. But the reaction of many people to the Daily Mail’s attacks on my father this week demonstrates that the way your newspapers have behaved does not reflect the real character of our country.”


  47. 47
    Owen Jones says:

    No! Only newspapers I approve of can be allowed.
    All others must be destroyed.

    For the good of society.

  48. 48
    Edna in Clapham says:

    …and revenge! They’re like a bunch of whining children. They milk everything for what it’s worth.

  49. 49
    Steve Miliband says:

    over 100m browsers a month – difficult for advertisers to boycott.

  50. 50
    Jimmy Hill says:

    “The reporter was sent without my knowledge….”

    *Does the scratching chin thing that kids of a certain age will understand*

  51. 51
    Hippo Crit? says:

    Sorry, are you saying that the bbc have shown once again they’re pro-Labour because they omitted a quote from Miliband that was about the economic climate?

    I think some of you righties have crossed over the border into full blown psychosis.

  52. 52
    Steve Miliband says:

    rather than common purpose

  53. 53
    Hippo Crit? says:

    “They’re like a bunch of whining children.”

    Then stop whining about the thatcher grave t-shirt.

  54. 54
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Congratulations, Ed. You have just increased the number of unemployed by two. Only a few more million to go now via energy companies,etc.

  55. 55
    BBC red bottom says:

    We strenuously resisted a knighthood for Sir Jimmy Savile.
    In the end..the Thatcher goverment made us let him have one. And made us make a tribute program to him..and Thatcher made us drop the newsnight investigation in 2009 too.

    It was all Thatcher.

  56. 56
    Newsnight says:

    We don’t smear dead people we smear live one’s.

  57. 57
    Questions of our time says:

    Do the G’erman’s still read the Da!ly Mail ?

  58. 58
    Edna in Clapham says:

    Hippo – Nobody’s whining – just pointing out how duplicitous and thick most lefties are.

  59. 59
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Has Miliband apologised yet for his tasteless photo-shoot with someone wearing a disgusting anti-Thatcher shirt?

  60. 60
    Adolph Hitler says:

    So was mine!

  61. 61
    PC Dixon says:

    Apologise for WHAT ? Milliband keeps harping on about his wonderful father, no mention of his mother that I’ve seen, thats discrimination, so whats his problem that The Mail decides to put us all in the loop – or is it not for us ignorant plebs to make our own minds up? -So what about Mrs Thatcher and all the vile stuff labour types said about her – Did The Mirror apologise , or the Union Labour masters who put out disgusting slurs about her – Of course not as the saying goes Labor ‘dont like it up em’ – So Millipeads upset bless him – If you dont like the heat then keep out of politics precious – Shame The Mail is apologising

  62. 62
    Hippo Crit? says:

    You righties are such a bunch of drooling hypocritical lunatics. If a reporter from the guardian or independent had secretly turned up uninvited to a private memorial service for Thatcher, you’d be calling for blood and demanding the arrest and execution of Rusbridger et al. Miliband is a twat but this behaviour from the Fail in sending a reporter to a private family memorial is disgusting and typical of the psychopathic mentality of Dacre.

  63. 63
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Are you one of the loony left hypocrites who thought it acceptable to cheer on Labour’s anti-Thatcher campaign after she had died?

  64. 64
    Yeah, right.... says:

    Clearly the point raised is about the BBC ignoring the fact that EdM used a complaint about his uncles memorial service being used for political point scoring to score a political point.

  65. 65
    Exclusive: Footage from the DM Report says:

    The two reporters survived, but have now been suspended for intruding upon Ed’s private gathering:

  66. 66
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    No apology yet for the vile behaviour of the loony left when Thatcher died I see. Typical left wing hypocrite.

  67. 67
    Edna in Clapham says:

    Hippo – read this to find out who the cowards and cry babies are.
    Someone’e got to educate you.


  68. 68
    PC Dixon says:

    Whats Jones doing out of school at this time of day

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    Rabbi Chaim Gunnar Kutsher-Dickov says:

    So Jez– by you, this is a problem?
    Listen, boychik– we all should be so lucky!
    What was that old expression from the Reagan-Gorbachev days– “Mutual Assured Destruction,” wasn’t it?
    Sometimes the Almighty is more kind to us than we deserve!

  71. 71
    Bill Quango MP-9 says:

    I can’t afford to pay your gas bill and give you a grand..I’m just a poor MP with limited means.

    Tell you what. You stop your infantile willy waggling for a few days and I’ll not tell the Daily Mail which of Andy Burnham’s fingers was in a Liberal front bencher’s pie.

  72. 72
    Hippo Crit? says:

    How about reading the comments that were posted here when Foot died. Cue a response of: Oh you’re a fucking Foot supporter!

    No, I’m not, but if you’re going to dish it out, then expect some back.

  73. 73
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Lord Rothermere gets a lot of letters from self-righteous nutters.

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    That picture of Mili and his grave dancing friend Keir Morrison should be on the front page of the DM tomorrow and Mail on Sunday.

  75. 75
    An ex phone hacker says:

    I wonder how the DM found out about the private family ceremony?

  76. 76

    An “Itchy Jimmy Hill” – everybody knew what it meant but nobody could explain why it meant that.

  77. 77
    Hippo Crit? says:

    And yet if they’d mentioned that quote, you’d be here to say the bbc used the incident to allow Miliband the platform to attack the government. Even if a bbc reporter said to a Labourite “why are you such a c-unt?”, you’d still find a way to paint as yet more bias in favour of Labour.

  78. 78
    Bill Quango MP-9 says:

    Largest online daily newspaper in the world, so we are told.

    What are the numbers for the Independent?

  79. 79
    Anonymous says:

    The defence of Ralph Miliband appears to hinge on the as yet unquestioned claim that he could not have hated Britain because he fought for Britain in the war against the Nazis…

    But is it not remotely possible, that having sought sanctuary in a country, that he then very soon joined their forces to fight against the Nazis, not because he loved the new country he had moved to, but because he hated the Nazis.

    Fighting against the Nazis, those who have forced you to flee your home country, who have perhaps murdered family members, does not automatically mean that you love the country whose forces you have joined to enable you to fight them.

    It has been suggested that Ralph Miliband despised the British action in the Falklands – so his fighting for Britain, as evidence of his “Love of Britain”, goes only so far as demonstrating his understandable hatred of the Nazis.

  80. 80
    A paperboy has more experience of work than Ed Miliband says:

    If my dad taught me one thing it was that you can make more money talking about work than actually doing it.

  81. 81
    Hippo Crit? says:

    No. Are you one of the loony right hypocrites who openly rejoiced at the death of John Smith, Robin Cook and Michael Foot?

  82. 82
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    His Mother did not show up for his winning bash after he knifed David.

    I don’t think she approved of the competition, and doesn’t like Ed much.

  83. 83
    the Grand Mufti of jerusalem says:

    We do.. We love it!

  84. 84
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    Yup that should work Owen. Demand that they advertise in the Grauniad instead.

  85. 85
    Keep Our Pree Free says:

    I’ve never advocated any newspaper,magazine or media outlet
    being closed down.If people want to buy the Grauniad,that’s their
    Apart from trying to impose Leveson style censorship on British
    newspapers, the left are currently attempting to get the editor of
    our second largest newspaper sacked and advertisers to pull out.

  86. 86
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    Briefed by Ed Ba!!s ?

  87. 87
    Hippo Crit? says:

    Only from those he supported their campaigns of world domination and mass murder.

  88. 88
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Has the Mail tried to get a vile record aimed at a recently (repeat, recently) deceased person to number one in the charts?

    I don’t recall those nasty, left-wing, rank hypocrites coming all sanctimonious about that. Yet look at their typical hypocritical behaviour now.

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    geordieboy says:

    Watch that huge overhang called” the bottom lip” especially when it is tripping her

  90. 90
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    And don’t forget the vile record aimed at Thatcher that the evil lefties tried to get to number one.

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    more importantly says:

    Savile was employed by and abused kids on BBC premises.

  92. 92
    Max Miller says:

    It’s people like you who give me a bad name.

  93. 93
    Anonymous says:

    Did he just decide to serve or like millions of others did he receive an invite that he couldn;t refuse?

  94. 94
    A lefty would crawl across his dying mother to fuck his sister says:

    left wingers both here and in the USA were complete peaceniks till Hitler attacked their beloved Communist Russia.

  95. 95
    Hippo Crit? says:

    No different to the organised campaign to get hundreds of thousands of Mail readers to complain to Ofcom about Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand’s prank phone call, which resulted in sackings. Not to defend Ross and Brand for their infantile prank but the “moral guardians” at the Fail, i.e. Dacre and his Victorian world view, decided to get their readers to bombard Ofcom and the bbc with complaints. But I get it, when righties do it, it’s exercising free speech. When anyone else does it, they’re fascists who are trying to stop free speech.

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    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Try telling that to the whingeing Ed Miliband.

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    Edna in Clapham says:

    Hippo – what you say wouldn’t happen. In fact, when Thatcher died there was an appalling display of celebratory antics from those living in the gutter – much worse behaviour than sneeking in to a memorial service (which I deplore but let’s keep theings in proportion here).

    There was outrage in the press and a few labour MPs sheepishly said it was wrong – but no one resigned, there were no official rights of reply to any of the newspapers, by the Thatcher family, it was not headline news on the BBC – nor did any of the family make an announcement on TV (like Miliband did).

    It is the left who don’t like it up them. They behave appallingly – they excel at lies and smears – but have hissy fits every time they get a taste of their own medicine. They are quite simply, bad sportsmen.

    Nothing but losers and cowards.

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    geordieboy says:

    Go back home brat and squeeze out your blackheads.

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    Edna in Clapham says:


  100. 100
    Angry beavors says:

    5 key advertisers…

    1. Tel Aviv Holiday Homes
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    3. LGBTories
    4. The CO-OP Funeral Service (Highgate branch)
    5. The manufacturers of “My blow-up gay friend”

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    (Adolphe) Ralph Miliband fled Belgium before the N’azi’s had invaded.

    He did so in order to avoid the draft for fighting against them in his homeland.

    He could not dodge that in the UK, so did his 3 year bit.

    After that he developed his original hate filled theories designed to destroy the UK establishment and society at the LSE.

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    Hippo Crit? says:

    Indeed he was. The bbc is a disgrace and if it was up to me would be abolished or privatised. So your attempt to paint me as some leftie apologist for the bbc goes out the window, leaving the inescapable fact that Thatcher attempted on 4 occasions to get a knighthood for Savile DESPITE repeated warnings from her advisers about him, succeeding on the 5th attempt in 1990.

  103. 103
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    No I am not but how many bought the record aimed at the recently deceased Thatcher to number one? This alone proves beyond doubt how many sick lefties there are in this country.

  104. 104
    newsnighted says:

    look mate , Foot was useless

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    Hippo Crit? says:

    A bit of a difference between printing an article critical of his father, and sending a reporter undercover to a private family gathering to gather quotes for another article. That’s downright sickening, but I guess it’s ok from your point of view as long as it’s the other side who are getting it.

  106. 106
    Bill Quango MP-9 says:

    Why did Miliband’s people feel it necessary to insert a party strapline into his message? Idiotic piece of politicking.

    Miliband has the high ground. morally and in terms of terrain. he is the victim of a Mail attack.
    So why crowbar in that line about the cost of living.

    What’s that got to do with the price of fish?

    {#note – ‘ the price of fish.’ will form part of the official Labour party manifesto}

  107. 107
    Hippo Crit? says:

    And thatcher was a deranged old hag, so we’ll call it evens.

  108. 108
    Edna in Clapham says:

    Hippo – calm down. Think of your blood pressure.

  109. 109
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    No. They were lazy workshy types who did not want to fight.

    One thing to be said about Jack Straw’s father which is positive: He at least had the balls to stick to his beliefs.

    The Straw family also hated Britain, as Jack himself espoused in his somewhat interesting statements about the English in later life.

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    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Nor would I celebrate if Blair or Brown died in the sick way that so many lefties did when Thatcher died.

  111. 111
    Ed Miliband says:

    I will freeze the Daily Mail if I win in 2015.

  112. 112
    Steve Miliband says:

    I think John Cleese read it once

  113. 113
    Farmer Giles of Spam says:

    You think Dacre reads this schmuck?

  114. 114
    Di Ann Fatbutt says:

    Oooh, you say such thrilling naughty things

  115. 115
    Anonymous says:

    Does it make his farts go Honda?

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    Edna in Clapham says:

    Hippo – you have no moral compass if you seriously think that a reporter sneeking into a private memorial service is more serious and nasty than dancing, publicly, on someone’s grave.

    They are both not on but the latter, by far, is the worse crime.

  117. 117
    Jimmy Hill says:

    Who am I?

  118. 118
    Lorem Up Some says:

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

  119. 119
    Steve Miliband says:

    I never read the Guardian so never need to hop on the outrage bus. Suggest people dont read the Mail if they dont like it.

  120. 120
    Lefty trolls are boring says:

    You’re just sore because she put you out of your milk monitor job when you were at school, and your life since has been total shit.

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    Just goes to show says:

    That was about 80 years ago, so are you complaining about the must be at least 100year old Lordy or maybe his innocent heir or whoever got the Lordyship, so if you think about it, you having ago at the present lordy of what his dad/gdad did 80 years ago.

  122. 122
    Shadow government Minister resorts to manacing threats to end free speech says:

  123. 123
    Lefty trolls are boring says:

    Chilcot ?

  124. 124
    Keep Our Press Free says:

    That has absolutely nothing to do with the
    left’s sustained campaign to censor our free
    Socialists inherently believe the media is a tool
    to serve the state and spread propaganda.
    Or did you think it was just a coincidence that
    News International and the Mail group were being
    targeted by Labour?

  125. 125
    Concerned of Tolpuddle says:

    By “Force”, do you mean violence?

  126. 126
    Anonymous says:

    All newspapers are these days – if you truly believe that any of the national dailies are anything but, then perhaps I can interest you in a bridge I have for sale?

    Mail, Mirror, Sun, Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Express and any others you care to name – edited by scum, written by scum’s lackeys.

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    Lefty trolls are boring says:

    Savile is dead. Like Ralph is.

  128. 128
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    Note Ralph Miliband has been dead nearly twenty years whereas the nasty left celebrated with sickening bad taste when Thatcher had just died.

    Where is your condemnation of all that or was that alright from your point of view as long as it was the left doing it and not the right?

    The left have absolutely no high ground to stand on when it comes to bad taste.

  129. 129
    Gidders says:

    The thing is the Daily Mail just cannot control itself, and the minions trying to curry favour with Dacre and the rest of the bosses at the Mail

  130. 130
    Blowing Whistles says:

    #25 Letter from Adolf Hitler, 7th December 1933, to Lord Rothermere wrote:

    “(For those who might not know, Mr Hitler was a rather bad fellow who caused a World War and genocide, including the murder of 6 million J*ws.)”


  131. 131
    FFS says:

    That’s what its all about. Ed’s trying to make her happy, to stand above his brother, but what he doesn’t understand is his grasping for powere at all costs is exactly what makes her unhappy.

  132. 132
    FFS says:

    Please do not refer to Fatbutt in a manner that suggests you might be a sexual being.

    I almost lost my lunch.

  133. 133
    FFS says:

    Hahaha! Imagine, the Mail pays Milliwatt a few millions and Ed kicks McClunkey into touch and moves back to the center ground.

  134. 134
    Jimmy Hill says:

    Witness our, not-so-esteemed, host’s pandering to Murdoch’s Scum on Sunday. It seems that, these days, everyone will open their legs for everybody if there’s a few quid involved.

  135. 135
    Jack Straw says:

    That’s funny…my father was draft dodger during WWII as well!

  136. 136
    Hippo Crit? says:

    I have no problem condemning the idiots who held parties and celebrated her death. I’m struggling to see a single word of condemnation here about the jokes when Foot died, about the Mail printing a photo of Miliband’s father’s grave with the caption “grave socialist” and about the Mail sending a reporter to get quotes at a private family memorial for a dead family member.

  137. 137
    Vote UKIP - don't get owned says:

    “@johnprescott urges boycott of Mail yet writes for paper that went through Cameron’s bins to write story on nappies used by disabled child”.

    Typical left-wing hypocrisy.

  138. 138
    Joseph alan jones says:

    Should have given the man a medal. and promotion to chief shit shifter.

  139. 139
    Ma­qb­oul says:

    How long did the Labour Party do it and why did they suddenly stop?

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    FFS says:

    He’s trying to distract attention away from Cameron because he knows that seeing Cameron immediately after Milliwatt will noit be a good comparison for him.

    Millwatt really is a sneaky little shit and if he ever gets into power I’m going to have to shoot him. There are limits.

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    golly says:

    The ghastly Campbell has been all over the media in the past few days reminding all of just how thoroughly slimy Liebour were in power. How he still has the gall is beyond me.

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    Casual Observer 3 says:

    You can’t libel the dead.

  143. 143
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    My Reg’s (thank God he’s gone) were more Norton at tick-over, dear.

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    FFS says:

    Adolf Hitler: dead. Newver met Dacre

    Lord Rothermere: dead. Never met Dacre

    Ralph Miilwatt: dead, but was Millwatt jnrs father. Both are Marxists, but jnr likes to keep that quiet.

    And your point is???? Seems to me you really need to try harder round here mate.

  145. 145
    Rebekah Brookes says:

    I wonder if they were suspended on full pay?

  146. 146
    golly says:

    Ah bless here comes dumpy Dabbot lumbering onto any passing bandwagon.

  147. 147
    EU Funded Pro-EU Troll says:

    Vote UKIP

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    FFS says:

    Exactly why does it cross the line? What line? Why was it indecent?

    Effectively the Mail asked relartives of Milliwatt for their “right of reply”. They neither were compelled to answer, nor were they compelled to toe the Mail’s line. Williwatt makes it sound like they urinated on the memorial.

    He is REALLY keen to stop us paying any attention to Cameron.

  149. 149
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    She is trying to incite political violence by the sound of it.

    How can a politician ‘force’ advertisers to boycott the mail ?

    If not by physical means, the only other option she has is to commit an act of corporate libel.

  150. 150
    Thanks for reminding us says:

    Desperate attempt to divert attention away from
    the inexcusable fact that Miliband Snr was an anti-
    democratic Marxist and his son wants Britain to
    become a Socialist state.

  151. 151
    Robert Jay says:

    I’ve got my spectacular yellow spectacles all ready. I bought them at one of Elton John’s boot sales.

  152. 152
    Daily Mail Hack says:

    Can I quote you on that?


  153. 153
    The British Public says:

    Don’t be ridiculous.

  154. 154
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Can she say ‘advertisers’ on here, dear?

  155. 155
    Empty Ed says:

    That is absolute rubbish. I have a 20″ LCD monitor and it is the same size as the Morning Star and Pravda.

  156. 156
    FFS says:

    ‘Even if a bbc reporter said to a Labourite “why are you such a c-unt?”’

    I think we can all safely say that will never happen, so you’re getting somewhat theoretical old chap. Best get back to reality before you totally lose the plot.

  157. 157
    Basil says:

    I did. But I think I got away with it.

  158. 158
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Perhaps this is why some want to regulate the press again:


    The UKIP Daily, a new online paper concerned with matters UKIP and an explicitly libertarian view.

    Vote UKIP :-)

  159. 159
    FFS says:

    Eh? If reporters turned up at the funeral service of Lady Thatcher, let alone near her grave, this would be considered entirely NORMAL.

    You really have lost the plot.

  160. 160
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    hey who is that to have heard that joke ?

  161. 161
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    prior to the discovery of the internet I did take a joke to another country once

  162. 162
    Peé Ståins says:

    Apparently, yes, Elsie. Your great-niece’s name is still verboten on here, though.

  163. 163
    FFS says:

    OK, so don’t worry about Milliwatts concerns, instead stop advertising in the Mail because it once spoke findly of Hitler, whilst under an editor the current editor couldn’t have ever met, let alone agreed with.

    For the same reason, don’t buy a Mercedes or a Volkswagen.

  164. 164
    Anonymous says:

    What do you mean by ‘force’. The Labour party are reverting to full on control freakery command economy mode. What I object to is being forced to pay tax to support ludicrous public sector advertising in The Guardian. Even with that subsidy it still loses a million a week.

  165. 165
    Elsie Beattie (83 and a quarter) says:

    Was that a struggle worth winning, dear?

  166. 166
    Peé Ståins says:

    Not really.

  167. 167
    Hippo Crit? says:

    Not a good idea to try and sound superior when my post clearly said “private memorial service” and not funeral service. You either need new glasses or a lobotomy.

  168. 168
    Chubby Dave's cat says:

    I don’t know if I can recall it exactly was quite long but the punchline was
    “Can you tell Mr Buzzard, who is out in the Yard, that it is Mr Rabbit and he is here with the shit”

  169. 169
    dai laughing says:

    get a job at the bbc

  170. 170
    Hippo Crit? says:

    The Mail – established by Rothermeres.

    The Mail – still owned by Rothermeres.

    If Miliband has to shoulder the responsibility for what his father wrote in a diary when he was 17, then the owners of the Mail should shoulder the responsibility for what their ancestor wrote in their publication as a grown man during the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

  171. 171
    Derek Yeasty says:

    Nobody interesting has ever heard of Miliband, The Daily Mail, Marx, Britain or, indeed, this silly blog.

  172. 172
    Bill Wagstick says:

    Were the Miliband family invoiced for the private use of the publicly funded room at the NHS Guy’s Hospital

  173. 173
    Joseph alan jones says:

    It takes the Biased Broadcasting Company to keep the Gurdian going by buying n^n papers each day. n= a very big number.

  174. 174
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    This is much more important news for today:

    Excellent interview – well done Amjad: Clear, on message, and demonstrated good techniques for cutting through the BBC spin.

    Other good replies for UKIP:

    Q: Are you saying that there are no rac!sts in UKIP ?
    A: Are there no rac!sts in any other party with a large membership. UKIP is not a rac!st party.

    Q: Is it rac!st to refer to ‘Bongo Bongo’ land ?
    A: No, but it is not helpful for discussing the issue of foreign aid.

    Q: Did UKIP distance itself from the remarks because they were rac!st ?
    A: No. The party distanced because the remarks did not help with the discussion about foreign aid…

    NB: UKIP does not have a whip system. Members can have their membership withdrawn by the executive if they transgress the parties code of conduct.

    Q: Was Bloom removed from UKIP because he is a rac!st / sex!st etc. ?
    A: No. Bloom was removed as his conduct over handling the scurrilous accusations of rac!sm leveled by the reporter Cr!ck were considered to have brought the party into disrepute by the executive. (I am not involved with party discipline you will have to speak to … for further comment.)

    Q: Is it rac!st to describe a (female) journalist as being of ‘some form of ethnic extraction’ ?
    A: No, but with political correctness gone mad how else could one identify her ?

    Q: UKIP do not have the resources to run as a professional party, in particular with handling events such as the conference and the media. How can you claim to be a professional party ?
    A: Talk about increases in budget due to increase in donations and membership. Refer to members who are involved in that side of strategy and decline to comment further unless involved.

    Q: UKIP are not a disciplined party, how do they hope to install discipline ?
    A: UKIP are which was reflected by the executives decision with Bloom.

  175. 175
    Pete says:

    Is that some kind of sick joke? Michael Foot published his Guilty Men in 1938, screaming for action against Germany – he was denounced by Chamberlain. Orwell and all of his buddies actually went and fought in Spain a few years before the war. And what about Healey and Crosland? Healey was the bloody beachmaster at Anzio….you’re getting well confused: appeasement did not come from the Left; it came from Chamberlain, the Mail, the pacifists and our bloody disgraceful ex-King Edward who tried so hard to get us onside with the Nazis.

  176. 176
    Russell Grant says:

    That’s so insightful.

  177. 177
    Casual Observer 3 says:

    If the case is being made that the Mail running pieces about Miliband’s father is in some way unethical or morally wrong, then surely responding in kind by attacking the proprietor for his fathers pieces in support of the N’azi’s during the 30’s is equally wrong ?

    Two wrongs do not make a right, and in fact destroy the moral high ground which Miliband and Labour are trying to take here.

  178. 178
    what's Miliband got to hide? says:

    The owners of the Mail run a private company.
    They are not elected politicians who are seeking
    to become Prime Minister.
    So you don’t think British voters are entitled to
    know about the background of their potential leaders?

  179. 179
    Labour are Splitting says:

    I think there is plenty of scope here for different angles on the Miliband family.

    Where did it hurt his mother most when Ed deposed David for leadership of the Labour party in 2010 could be a good starting point.

  180. 180
    A CCHQ wankstain with a red raw arsehole says:

    Nothing can distract from Dave’s superb performance yesterday.

    It has been universally acclaimed by all right thinking people.

    It’s why the people of Britain are giving him such universal support.

  181. 181
    Handy Andy says:

    I loved it when Becky wore her suspenders.

  182. 182
    The People's car founded by the N@zis says:

    So by that Logic are you going to Boycott VolksWagen cars Diane?

    God. Labour politicians are fucking thick…and nasty pieces of work.

  183. 183
    Lefty Spin Mong says:

    Didn’t you hear ? C’unt is the new honorable !

  184. 184
    Lauren Cooper says:

    Are you calling my dad a pikey?

  185. 185
    hang on a min says:

    But Campbell isn’t honorable.

  186. 186
    Oliver Cromwell's Mum says:

    Unfortunately Ralph died after producing red Ed and not before.

  187. 187
    Minor public schoolboy, now at CCHQ with a red raw arsehole says:

    “Simply bad sportsman”.

    Oh I say, what would your old housemaster say?

  188. 188
    Minor public schoolboy, now at CCHQ with a red raw arsehole says:

    This is such a good point that you ought to make it as often as possible.

  189. 189
    Oliver Cromwell's Mum says:

    I think it’s a shame Ralph Miliband wasn’t a screaming homosexual like Quentin Crisp then I would not have had to listen to his lisping son talking twaddle.

  190. 190
    Read all about It says:

    Two labor sleepers break cover to help Ed

  191. 191
    The Stunnes Parrot says:

    On another blog In relation to the Millibands and their background it was said “The Daily Mail should look in to how David Milliband got into Oxford” What on earth does that mean?

  192. 192
    Read all about It says:


  193. 193
    Anonymous says:

    Was it built Then

  194. 194
    Anonandon says:

    You little twat.
    Don’t you think the DM hs upped its circulation by 000s since this brouha erupted?
    Advertisers just LOVE that

  195. 195
    Anonandon says:


  196. 196
    Grandpapa Milligit says:

    I hope no one looks at my record, particularly in Poland around the years 1919 and 1920

  197. 197
    Frank P says:

    Ralphie was never the same after the Captain showed him the golden rivet the first time he went aboard. He didn’t realise what Upya Clarse in Britain meant until them. You would have thought a Belgian was used to that sorta thing. But nonetheless, he eventually became a Petty Officer himself, so …

  198. 198

    But it didn’t happen

  199. 199
    Jimmy says:

    “It is completely contrary to the values and editorial standards of The Mail on Sunday.”

    In what way?

  200. 200
    Cyn Ickle says:

    What did you have? Hippo Porridgemass?

  201. 201
    Cyn Ickle says:

    … and why was it held in a hospital room and not one of the local synagogues?

  202. 202
    Cyn Ickle says:

    Landlord! A pint of whatever he’s ^^^^ drinking please.

  203. 203
    Hackney Cabbie says:

    VW do not make any cars of sufficient internal capacity to carry a hippo.

  204. 204
    Hackney Cabbie says:

    Using the bus from Victoria probably.

  205. 205
    Hackney Cabbie says:

    … so what?

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