Why the left loathes the Daily Mail

If NHS worship is the default position of the bien pensant of today, then its flipside, declaring one’s hatred of the Daily Mail, is also mandatory for those beholden to fashionable issues and received opinions. So Richard Branson must have thought he was on to a winner when he announced this week that he was to ban this much deplored newspaper from his west coast Virgin Trains, on account of its unfashionable views on immigration and the LGBT community. Presumably, the multimillionaire Branson hopes that the episode of Virgin suing the NHS will now be forgiven or forgotten.