The headteacher of a leading private school has added his voice to the row over the Daily Mail's attack on Labour leader Ed Miliband's late father.
Anthony Seldon, master of Wellington College, told the Observer: "If the Mail speaks for Britain, it is not a Britain I want to be part of."
"It sets a very bad example to young people to belittle someone who is dead. I think it is nasty, it lacks taste and decency ...
"Everything that I value and try to get across to young people here, this seems to cut across. It is antithetical to everything I try to teach our pupils.
"The constant trashing of people for the sake of selling newspapers is demeaning and destructive of trust."
Both the Editor and owner of the Mail on Sunday have apologised for a reporter intruding on a private memorial for Ed Miliband's uncle.
Ed Miliband has written to the Daily Mail's chairman Lord Rothermere to complain about a reporter attending his uncle's memorial service.
The PCC said it had received 384 complaints by 4pm on Wednesday relating to Daily Mail articles about Ed Miliband's father.