Miliband’s decision to rise to the Mail saying mean things about his dad went well then. Touch a nerve?
“Britain has always benefited from a free Press. Those freedoms should be treasured. They are vital for our democracy. Journalists need to hold politicians like me to account — none of us should be given an easy ride — and I look forward to a robust 19 months between now and the General Election.
But what appeared in the Daily Mail on Saturday was of a different order all together. I know they say ‘you can’t libel the dead’, but you can smear them.”
So Ed gets a fifth of the page, the Mail use to the rest to twist the knife. Comprehensively. What did he expect them to do?