Debate with me, or a professional broadcast  interviewer, on TV, the attack on Ed Miliband's father and the role of the Daily Mail in the UK’s national debate
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Editor, Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday
Paul Dacre

Debate with me, or a professional broadcast interviewer, on TV, the attack on Ed Miliband's father and the role of the Daily Mail in the UK’s national debate

    1. Alastair Campbell
    2. Petition by

      Alastair Campbell

      London, United Kingdom

Paul Dacre edits the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. It gives him a platform to express his views on a daily basis. It gives him access to the homes of millions of people. It gives him the opportunity to harass and bully and misrepresent and twist the truth to fit his own narrow view of the world. 

But one thing he never does is allow himself to be subject to the kind of scrutiny and questioning he expects of everyone else. That is why I called him a coward, a bully and a hypocrite when he refused to debate the attack on Mr Miliband senior as a man who 'hated Britain', and the use of a photo of his grave. Instead he sent his poor deputy to defend the indefensible in a debate with me on Newsnight. Since then the heads have gone back down below the parapet. 

 I’ve long thought that the Daily Mail under Paul Dacre represents the worst of British values posing as the best. If he believes the opposite, and disagrees that he is a poison in our national life, let him find the courage to debate in public. 

 I’m hoping that if enough of us call on him to do so, Paul Dacre will agree to come into a TV studio and debate, face to face, why he thought it was appropriate to trash the name of a dead man who fought for his country, and continues to debase British public life by peddling poison in the Daily Mail.

Sign my petition and lets try to hold Paul Dacre to account, once and for all.

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Paul Dacre, Editor, Daily Mail & Mail on Sunday
Debate with me, or a professional broadcast interviewer, on TV, the attack on Ed Miliband's father and the role of the Daily Mail in the UK’s national debate

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    • Sue Welsh LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      I hate anyone calling a second party names, especially if they don't know them. Doing so makes them cowards.

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    • Mike Welsh TOTNES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Because I am sick of this country being run by a dictatorship of the influence of an extreme right wing press.

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    • andy everett PLYMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      i want to hear him justify his actions

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    • john cummings FENCE BURNLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      Dacre is amoral, totally unconscionable, unscrupulous and without the compass to comprehend the sensitivities of ordinary people. His vindictiveness towards Ed Milliband is exceeded only by a total lack of regard for the feelings of their family and the reputation of a deceased man who possessed genuine convictions - something Dacre couldn't possibly comprehend. He won't take on Campbell in a debate becaues he has no moral ground on which to base his argument - but I dare him to try!

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    • Lisa Irvine LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      The Daily Mail augments the worst possible viewpoints and attitudes in British Society today

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