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Aidan Burley joins the Daily Mail’s Nazi party

by | 28th, December 2011

GOOD to see that the Daily Mail had learnt from its past mistakes, exposing Tory MP Aidan Burley for being at Stag do in France where the looming groom was dressed up as a Nazi and the toff-faced “louts” chanted “Hitler, Hitler, Hitler” and similar things. The Mail realises that such things are wrong. It slammed Prince Harry’s “crashing insensitivity” wearing a Nazi armband to a fancy dress party.

The Mail has eschewed Nazi japes ever since it cheered on the Black Shirts with hearty “Hurrah!” in the 1930s and had Lord Rothmere, the paper’s owner, write in 1933: “The minor misdeeds of individual Nazis would be submerged by the immense benefits the new regime is already bestowing on Germany.”

Also, in 1992, when Mail editor Sir David English was made the deputy chairman of Associated Newspapers, owners of the Mail, Private Eye claims that at the resulting party, “Dozens of Mail executives and
hacks duly turned up in Wehrmacht uniforms. [Rod] Gilchrist also hired a TV crew to record it all for posterity.

Anyone got the tape?

PS – if you want to see politicians sucking up to real bigots and Nazis take look here. (Via.)

Image: Rothmere and Hitler.



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