The Daily Mail’s article about Ralph Miliband, “The man who hated Britain”, has prompted impassioned debate during party conference season.
Labour leader Ed Miliband demanded an apology for the “lies” about his father. The Mail has so far refused, and even reprinted part of the original piece alongside Ed’s reply.
Many have seen the Mail’s piece as a gratuitous personal attack.
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Boris Johnson have all muttered support for Ed, and outraged Twitter users responded in their own particular way: using the satirical hashtag #mydadhatedbritain. LondonlovesBusiness.com takes a look at some of the best tweets.
My dad chose EDF over British Gas, following a detailed price comparison exercise #mydadhatedbritain
— Joe Cooper (@joecooper80) October 1, 2013
My dad didn’t laugh when Del Boy fell through the bar. #mydadhatedBritain
— Lisa (@BiscuitAhoy) October 1, 2013
My dad preferred Elvis to Tom Jones #mydadhatedbritain
— Chris Dillow (@CJFDillow) October 1, 2013
My Dad washed the car during Princess Diana’s funeral. #mydadhatedbritain
— James Taylor (@Wagnerian1979) October 1, 2013
My dad said I should be nice to people who are different from me. #mydadhatedbritain
— John Dougherty (@JohnDougherty8) October 1, 2013
My dad likes opera. And pasta. #mydadhatedbritain
— Lucinda Toblerone (@msloobylou) October 1, 2013
My dad went abroad for his holidays. Twice. #mydadhatedbritain
— Hannah Williams (@flamingnora) October 1, 2013
My Dad used to make his own wine. Wine is foreign. #mydadhatedbritain
— West Yorks Images (@PaulWYI) October 2, 2013
Eating Danish bacon wasn’t a problem for Dad. #mydadhatedbritain
— David Galbraith (@Scoopbass) October 2, 2013
My dad got a passport so he could see the world #mydadhatedbritain
— Laura Murray (@lauraslaur) October 2, 2013
My dad prefers jazz to the Beatles #mydadhatedbritain
— HazyGray (@HazyGray) October 2, 2013