While Greenwich Labour is still not acting over its bullying council leader, the party’s national leader Ed Miliband is having abusive problems of his own, having to endure remarkably below-the-belt tirades of abuse about his late father from the Daily Mail.
That’s Ralph Miliband, who fought the Nazis in World War II, being criticised by the Daily Mail, which supported the Nazis in the 1930s.
What’s with the sudden diversion into national issues? Well, today, Greenwich Conservative councillor Nigel Fletcher got a mailshot from the Mail inviting him to advertise his business on Mail Online. Nigel’s day job is running a think-tank called the Centre For Opposition Studies, studying the art and influence of those who aspire to the top job, but haven’t quite made it. An apt choice for a Tory in Greenwich borough, many would say.
The Eltham North councillor shared his response on Twitter, and I thought it worth sharing here.
Good on you, Nigel. Now, how about a word with Jeremy Hunt?