Ed Miliband attacks Daily Mail for smearing his father
Patrick WintourLabour leader Ed Miliband was engaged in a bitter personal and political battle with the Daily Mail on Monday night, accusing the newspaper of smearing his father by asserting he was unpatriotic even though he had fought in the second world war for Britain against the Nazis.
Following discussions, the Mail's editor, Paul Dacre, agreed to publish a personal right of reply by Miliband, rebutting claims in a piece published on Saturday asserting that Miliband's father, Ralph, was a Jewish Marxist who hated Britain and its establishment.
The row has echoes of Miliband's decision to take on Rupert Murdoch's News International over phone hacking.
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"Ed Miliband attacks Daily Mail for smearing his father", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 03/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ed-miliband-attacks-daily-mail-for-smearing-his-father