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Mail publishes sewage quote from spoof ‘former Tory MP’ Sir Michael Take

Quote showing lack of nous by right-wing paper now deleted, but the evidence can still be found

Right-wing paper The Daily Mail’s standards were mocked yesterday after it published a comment from a spoof Tory MP Twitter account as a serious comment on the pumping of sewage into the sea at a Cornish beach.

The publication often known as ‘The Fail’ quoted ‘Sir Michael Take’s (geddit?) ‘take’ as part of its coverage of yet another disgusting intentional pollution by a privatised water company:

‘Sir Michael’ tweeted his delight at the article, leading many to comment on what it said about the paper’s standards:

The Mail subsequently deleted its blunder from the article, but the quote can still – at the time of writing – be found in its Google search results:

There is, of course, no ‘Sir Michael Take. There isn’t even a ‘Dorset East’ constituency. An East Dorset constituency used to exist, but disappeared more than seventy years ago. The spoof Twitter account is very funny and well worth following.

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