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Prescott: Miliband fought Nazis as Mail supported them

John Prescott has attacked the "outrageous" and "pernicious" Daily Mail article claiming Ed Miliband's father "hated Britain".

The former deputy prime minister told ITV News: "Do bear in mind his father fled from Europe to fight the fascists, joined the Royal Navy, and at that time Viscount Rothermere - who owned the Daily Mail - was actually writing in support of the fascist Blackshirts.

"Would I then follow the same rule and blame Mr Dacre, the [Mail] editor, for the views of the owner? No I wouldn't, and that's what is so wrong. It's hypocrisy. "