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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Boycott the Daily Mail !

Here is a letter I am sending today:

Mr Geordie Greig, Editor, Daily Mail
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
London W8 5TT

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Dear Mr Greig

Why I am cancelling my subscription to your newspaper

I have today instructed your marketing department to cancel my Direct Debit for the daily and Sunday editions of the Mail.

I have been a subscriber for a very long time but I cannot support your otherwise entertaining and informative publication while, presumably under your direction, it mounts a biased and vituperative campaign against those who are working to see the result of the EU Referendum carried out.

May I also say how illogical it seems for a Scot to desire independence for his country within a profoundly undemocratic and micromanaging European Union, moreover a Union determined to become a single nation in which Scotland’s fate is to be a negligible backwater; and how contradictory it seems for him to wish this peculiar freedom for his country while doing his best to deny genuine self-government to the rest of the United Kingdom.

Yours faithfully...

Cc: Mr Paul Dacre; The Bruges Group


A K Haart said...

Might be worth posting the Mail reply even if it turns out to be a standard brush off. Every little helps as we are told.

Sackerson said...

Will do, if I hear back. More likely to hear from Paul Dacre!

CherryPie said...


I wonder how it took him so long to realise the 'Daily Mail News' was not exactly news but just a spin...

Sackerson said...

JD comments:

Do you think Geordie Greig will take any notice? Send him this and ask if he endorses the product -
It will probably confirm all his prejudices about the lazy underclass!

Meanwhile, in another part of cloud cuckoo land -

"Brexit means Brexit!" said Teresa May. "But what does that mean?" said Alice.
"When I use a word," Teresa May said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Mrs May, "which is to be the master, that's all."

(With apologies to Lewis Carroll)

See also - https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/explosive-olly-robbins-theresa-may-and-the-deposing-of-david-cameron/

Sackerson said...

@CherryPie: as a product the DM is successful - lots of puzzles, stuff about health etc. I usually rip through it in 5 minutes to find out what the general news agenda is (same in almost all papers) plus the odd cute-animal snippet and short historical essays esp on Sat/Sun.

But at least pre-Greig the Daily Mail gave a different voice on the EU from GG's MoS.

Eton and Oxford - one of ***those*** Scots; like Victoria Wood's party guest sentimentalising "mah North" and then admitting he lives in Chiswick. I thought they taught them "oiling" in Eton; I think GG's oil needs filtering.