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Miliband V The Daily Mail: Twitter Bites Back

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Labour leader Ed Miliband is locked in a heated row with the Daily Mail over an article on his Marxist academic father headlined "the man who hated Britain".

He says the story about the late Ralph Miliband's political beliefs was a "character assassination" and "smear".

The Daily Mail has refused to apologise, printing a lengthy editorial of its own next to the piece in Tuesday's paper, entitled "An evil legacy and why we won't apologise."

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The paper called Miliband's response "tetchy and menacing", adding that "Red Ed's in a strop with the Mail".

Ed Miliband Condemns Daily Mail 'Smears' About His Father Ralph

But a simple search on Twitter for 'The Daily Mail' has shown public opinion is not in favour of the Mail's defence.

In fact, at the time of writing, The Huffington Post UK failed to find a single tweet in defence of the Mail's editorial angle.

At the same time this image has rapidly been making the rounds on social media sites, in reference to the Mail's history:

Nicholas Pegg
Ralph Miliband fought the Nazis. The Daily Mail supported the Nazis. We all know who hates Britain, Mr Dacre.

Alastair Campbell
Unity among ministers, right wing hacks and PR bods that Dacre has totally lost the plot in handling of right of reply

Owen Jones
Daily Mail editorial headline: "An evil legacy and why we won't apologise". This would make a fitting new strapline for the paper

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