Betrayed by the Daily Mail (Again)

Vernon Coleman

Those who voted to leave the EU were doubtless startled when the Daily Mail changed its policy regarding the European Union in 2018.

When a new pro-EU editor called Geordie Grieg was appointed, the Daily Mail started to sympathise with Remainers who wanted the country to stay in the EU. The previous editor of the Daily Mail, Paul Dacre, had been strongly opposed to the European Union.

The switch in policy of the Daily Mail surprised many but there is a strong historical precedent. The Daily Mail has `history’.

In the 1930s, a previous Viscount Rothermere was a strong supporter of Nazi Germany and a keen supporter of fascism. In 1934, the Daily Mail published an article by Rothermere (the paper’s proprietor) entitled Hurrah for the Blackshirts. The article praised Oswald Moseley.

Rothermere met Adolf Hitler many times and when Germany began invading other parts of Europe (such as Czechoslovakia) he wrote to the Fuhrer with support. He also said he hoped that `Adolf the Great’ would become a popular figure in Britain. Moreover, Rothermere actually paid a huge annual retainer to a German spy; apparently hoping that she would bring him closer to Hitler.

So, it is perhaps not surprising that the Daily Mail should now support Hitler’s greatest legacy – the European Union.

Taken from The Shocking History of the EU by Zina Cohen – available as an eBook and a paperback on Amazon.

Copyright Vernon Coleman February 2019