Surely the ultimate Daily Mail headline?

I think it’s fair to say that Mail Online has excelled itself:

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Though it may look like something from the Daily Mail-omatic website, this is genuine. Really. I guess I’m only disappointed that they couldn’t fit in ‘Outrage at BBC/welfare/immigrants’ as well.

(Hat-tip: Alex Massie.)

* Stephen was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice from 2007 to 2015, and writes at The Collected Stephen Tall.

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16 Comments

  • HAHAHAHAHAHA amazing!!!

  • Nah, the ones they did in the 30s supporting Mosely and complaining about the Jews coming over always have me in stitches.

  • Couldn’t they have linked it to cancer, the obesity epidemic and traces of badger found in care home
    burgers, made at the BBC by the feral children of welfare tourists. .

  • Charles Beaumont 11th Apr '13 - 3:25pm

    Love the link to Miliband. But, as Private Eye would be able to remind us, there’s a key element missing:

    House prices. There must be a link between breast implants, immigrants, the Miliband brothers and an imminent collapse in house prices. Come on LDV – I may too dumb to spot it, but someone out there can, surely?

  • Alex Sabine 11th Apr '13 - 3:50pm

    That is priceless! I’m sure if they had dug deeper they would have been able to link this case to feral children with dangerous dogs, the MMR vaccine or maybe even Princess Diana…

  • Who would have thought at the start of the week that “ding dong the witch is dead” and “dont cry for me Argentina” would be battling it out at the top of the pop charts?

  • Peter Watson 11th Apr '13 - 11:54pm

    I was going to add that a stereotypical hypocritical Daily Mail article would also need an unnecessary salacious picture of an under-dressed woman, but then followed Stephen’s link (purely in the interests of research) and realised that it is already present and correct. Something to simultaneously anger and titillate Daily Mail readers: those people must be seriously kinky.

  • I thought they danced in the streets the day the war in Europe came to an end which was after Hitlers death.

  • Sir Norfolk Passmore 12th Apr '13 - 9:13am

    Well, you learn something new every day. I had no idea Lady Thatcher had NHS breast implants.

  • AC Trussell 12th Apr '13 - 9:39am

    I think the question is : what kind of people still read this divisive rubbish?

  • Loved the comments!

    Are you sure that it really is the Daily Mail and not just a parody which is due to be published in next week’s issue of that redoubtable mag?

  • There were entirely appropriate celebrations to mark the end of the Second World War but I have never heard of any public celebrations of Hitler’s death or that of Josef Stalin or any other of the world’s monsters. No doubt many people said thank God he has gone privately but it was considered indecent to rejoice in anyone’s death until the latest outrageous and disgusting behaviour. I did not like Mrs Thatcher very much but I was shocked at the celebration parties.

  • @AC TRussell “I think the question is : what kind of people still read this divisive rubbish?”
    This sort of person……..
    “I don’t see how someone with clearly so poor morals can be put in a position of teaching our younger generation. ”
    ……..and there are plenty of them. I’ve saved you the distasteful task of wading through nearly 1000 online replies, of which this is the 4th most popular.
    And, David, this really is the Daily Mail. The good news is that Romany Blyth isn’t a LibDem; the bad news is that so many Mail readers live in their own version of North Korea.

  • nvelope2003
    I asked my mother about the celebrations and she confirmed that they were definitely about the end of the war in Europe although she didn’t go to any parties.

  • Ed Shepherd 14th Apr '13 - 7:43am

    A search of the internet reveals photo’s taken in 1945 showing people celebrating and holding up “Hitler Is Dead” newspaper headlines. I think part of the reason that the celebrations regarding Hitler’s death are less discussed is that it was uncertain for a long time whether Hitler really was dead. Indeed, Stalin was still hinting that Hitler was alive even after the war had ended. The British government had to commission a project to investigate whether Hitler was dead (resulting in Hugh Trevor-Roper’s well-known book on the subject). The Axis surrender in the West came whilst there was still confusioon regarding Hitler’s death so VE Day was essentially celebrating both his (possible) death and the end of the war in Europe. Osama Bin Laden’s death was definitely celebrated. I remember seeing the celebrations on the television.

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