The proprietor of the Daily Mail has delivered a passionate defence of free speech and family values in a historic address to celebrate the newspaper’s 125th anniversary.
Lord Rothermere hailed the Mail’s tradition of holding the powerful to account and exposing ‘corrupt, pompous, incompetent and immoral’ politicians from all parties.
And he raised a toast to the Queen in her jubilee year as he praised the monarchy for protecting all of Britain’s freedoms including those of the Press and ‘the vital role it plays in a healthy democracy’.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie were among 800 guests at the event at Claridge’s Hotel in London as Viscount Rothermere pledged: ‘We are beholden to no one but our readers, who love and respect our journalism.
‘That is why we are a…
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