From the BBC:
Speccy four eyed Education Secretary Michael Gove has defended the "right to offend" and said nobody needs to apologise to him if they imply that his adoptive parents clearly brought him up wrong.
The Daily Mail has said using a photo of Ralph Miliband's grave had been an "error of judgement" but stood by its story claiming he had "hated Britain", which is a fine example of muddle headed propaganda whereby you conflate a whole country with the rent seekers at the top.
It can't be disputed that Miliband senior, as an armchair Communist "hated" large parts of The Establishment - the landowners, capitalists, Royal Family, bankers - but then so do a lot of otherwise patriotic British people.
Weedy Mr Gove, whose wife receives money for signing off whatever the Mail shove under her nose, said politicians should not "tell editors how to do their job".
Free speech was "raucous", he said, but he would not confirm or deny that a childhood of being bullied at school was the root cause of his now devoting all his waking hours of thinking up ways of bullying school teachers as a form of vicarious revenge. Gove then left to wash his hair in a toilet bowl, a habit he picked up from bigger boys at school.
It was suggested that Gove's deep-seated bitterness might have been influenced by the fact that he was given up for adoption at birth. Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine said this was a bit "demeaning" before swinging off through the jungle.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
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