The Daily Mail was forced to hastily amend a vile headline today which attacked the judges behind the High Court ruling on Brexit, one merely for being gay.
A headline posted to its website earlier today read:
The judges who blocked Brexit: One founded a EUROPEAN law group, another charged the taxpayer millions for advice and the third is an openly gay ex-Olympic fencer.
:-O. This really is on the front page of the Daily Mail website: pic.twitter.com/uIoGzYWqw5
— Sean Jones (@seanjonesqc) November 3, 2016
To put it another way, one judge was responsible for founding the European Law Institute – which wanted to harmonise law across Europe.
The second judge was attacked merely for being well-paid for being a respected judge.
The third judge’s crime merely seems to be that he was gay. Or perhaps that we was an ex-fencer? Unlikely.
After a backlash on Twitter, the Mail hastily changed its headline to:
The judges who blocked Brexit include one who founded a EUROPEAN law group and a second who charged the taxpayer millions for advice
The background of the third judge was also scrubbed out from the copy.
But on the internet nothing really vanishes permanently.
The Daily Mail was caught being its vile self, again