So if it all comes down to this: “Should the Leader of the Opposition be able to unseat a newspaper editor for being horrid about his father?” The answer must surely be no. Better a society where the Daily Mail is free to be nasty than one where its editor can be dismissed by a disgruntled politician.
I care very little for the Mail, for Dacre, and quite possibly even less for Red Ed and the socialist buffoon that sired him.
But I do rather care for the freedom to stand up and tell our rulers to fuck off. Which is what is actually the issue here. We’ll not be having with that, where we lose the right to say so.