Daily Mail condemns unions for ‘Nazi’ jibe, then says reforms are ‘a battle for Britain’

When is a WWII comparison 'grotesque'? When someone other than the Mail makes it


Contrast and compare, in this cautionary tale about the perils of hyperbole.

Here’s the Daily Mail’s editorial column today, entitled ‘How unions became the workers’ enemy’:

“Despite the union barons’ howls of rage – and their grotesque comparisons with Nazi Germany – nothing the business secretary proposes is unreasonable.”

And here’s how the Daily Mail ends that very same column:

“David Cameron must resist any instinct to compromise. This is a battle for Britain. And it must be won.”

Who were we fighting in the battle of Britain again?

Seems there’s quite a lot of room in that grotto!

Adam Barnett is a staff writer at Left Foot Forward. Follow MediaWatch on Twitter

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4 Responses to “Daily Mail condemns unions for ‘Nazi’ jibe, then says reforms are ‘a battle for Britain’”

  1. Cole

    Seems the Mail hasn’t moved on much from their fascist supporting days: they still hate unions.

  2. stevep

    Ahhh, The Daily Mail.
    The Beano for Rednecks. (no disrespect to the Beano).

  3. JoeDM

    Its about time the unions are made to be responsible for their actions.

    Unions should be made liable for the financial cost of their actions.

  4. Harold

    All authoritarian or dictatorial regimes through out history have banned or legislated against Free Trade Unions. Free democratic Countries embrace Trade Unions as a balance against state and other powerful institutions. Might I suggest if you are not a member of a Union join one today as an act of defiance.

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