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Two things to note about the Daily Mail’s attacks on the Lib Dems over Cyril Smith

1. The Daily Mail‘s own obit for Cyril Smith mentions no allegations against him nor has any of the standard tabloid speak for giving a knowing nod and wink without actually saying something up front.

2. It’s not really about the Lib Dems or Cyril Smith. It’s about press regulation. As the last line in the latest Daily Mail editorial says, “With people like these to contend with, could there be any more powerful argument for keeping politicians’ grubby hands off the freedom of the Press?”

UPDATE: Despite #1, the evidence now is compelling.

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3 responses to “Two things to note about the Daily Mail’s attacks on the Lib Dems over Cyril Smith”

  1. Having no knowledge of Smith outside of his Parliamentary life, isn’t it about time we had some startling exposees of the scum who pass as journalists these days?

  2. Early account of Cs’s sexual assault were published by Private Eye in May 1979 (Eye 454). As a longstanding member of the party, I am appalled that this was not challenged or dealt with by our leaders at the time – David Steel. Do we have a current statement explaining why this – inconvenient truth was covered up at the time?

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