After the Daily Malice printed rubbish about Ralph Miliband `hating Britain' and most people with a brain cell condemning the obnoxious attack on Labour Leader, Ed Miliband's family, Salford and Manchester people are joining together tomorrow, at noon, for a `The Daily Mail Hates Britain' protest outside the paper's office on Exchange Street, around the corner from St Ann's Square, near Barton Arcade.
The protest organisers, the Manchester People's Assembly, explain it all in a statement on the protest's Facebook event page…
"So, the Daily Mail accused Ralph Miliband - a Jewish refugee who fled the Holocaust and proudly fought the Nazis - of `hating Britain'. The irony. This is a paper that once backed the Blackshirts and Adolf Hitler, whose genocidal regime posed arguably the greatest threat this country has faced in its entire existence.
"But the truth is the Daily Mail hates Britain more than anyone. It hates its proudest institutions, like the BBC and the NHS, which the Tory Nigel Lawson once described as `the closest the English have to a religion'. It hates public sector workers, who range from dinner ladies to nurses - the pillars of our society. It hates trade unionists, who belong to Britain's biggest democratic movement. It hates women generally. It hates Muslims. It hates travellers. In its long, hateful past, it has spewed hate at Jews and gays.
"It really is just one big inky fountain of hatred. But for too long we've ignored it, almost like an eccentric misguided relative, stuck in a bygone era, but largely harmless. In reality it is a poison in public life, bullying and blackmailing anyone and anything that gets in its way.
"So let's strike back. On Sunday, all the people hated by the Daily Mail - that's pretty all of us - are going to turn up at their headquarters, loud and proud about who we are. If you're a woman, a Muslim, LGBT, a nurse, a socialist, a trade union rep, or just someone who doesn't like hatred being pumped into public life every day, turn up.
"This is an upbeat, carnival-type protest, a statement of defiance against bigotry and hatred. So turn up in a good mood, with colourful banners, full of pride about who we all are…"
Salford councillors, trade unionists, journalists, community campaigners and lots more people are showing up to say `Salford Hates The Daily Mail'.
PS. The Salford Star loves Ralph Miliband. In the formative years of the printed magazine, his trust, which specialises in democracy, donated funds towards our early print editions. The Salford Star will be there at the protest tomorrow – `Ralph, this one's for you!'
THE DAILY MAIL HATES BRITAIN PROTEST
Sunday 6th October 12pm noon
Exchange Street, Manchester
Around the corner from St Ann's Square, near Barton Arcade
See also Facebook Group Event- Manchester Protest: The Daily Mail Hates Britain... click here
To see the ace Daily Mail song on YouTube by Dan and Dan Films - click here