Ever since Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, voiced strong reservations about the EU veto, exercised by his prime minister, David Cameron, the Daily Mail, self-anointed organ of the English middle classes, has been on a Clegg-bashing mission.
We are not a partisan publication, so our reaction is above and beyond any national or European politics.
It may well be, in fact, that Prime Minister Cameron has sanctioned Mr Clegg’s publicly vented disagreement.
However, the newspaper does itself no favours by fuelling jingoistic fervour and pandering to the lowest common denominator.
So what if Mr Clegg is of mixed parentage? So are a number of MPs in the British House of Parliament.
England has always been one of the most, if not THE most tolerant country, and English society, in spite of its class posturing, one of the most accepting and democratic – one might say eccentrically so.
While we don’t particularly care for Mr Clegg, we feel that being a cosmopolite who speaks several different languages, is much to his credit rather than otherwise.
The comments about his Spanish-born wife are below the belt and distinctly un-British.
Perhaps the Daily Mail ought to read the comments below these articles – they are not posted by articulate, upper middle class Brits but by the equivalent of American redneck survivalists laced with a bit of KKK.