all love The Daily Mail of course. I mean: just imagine a world
without it! Unthinkable! Here's a couple of classic quotes from that
wonderful paper that are sure to warm your heart-
country long shut its eyes to the magnificent work that the Fascist
régime was doing. I have several times heard Mussolini himself express
his gratitude to the Daily Mail as having been the first British
newspaper to put his aims fairly before the world."
-Ward Price, Journalist, 1932
"In his own country (Mussolini) was the antidote to a deadly poison.
For the rest of Europe he has been a tonic which has done to all
incalculable good. I can claim with sincere satisfaction to have been
the first man in a position of public influence to put Mussolini's
splendid achievement in its right light. ... He is the greatest figure
of our age."
-Lord Rothermere, Daily Mail owner, 1928, in a DM editorial.
Richard Littlejohn and Melanie Phillips, as you can see, are working in
a fine tradition.
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind--none at
all--that had the Nazis successfully invaded Britain, The Daily Mail
would have fought them bitterly to the last man, both physically and in
print and not, I dunno... fallen like a poodle to Hitler's feet, dobbed
in fellow countrymen and ran headlines like 'ABOUT TIME TOO!' or 'NOW
THE TRAINS WILL RUN ON TIME!' or some such.