UK tabloid suspends staff in row with Miliband
LONDON (AFP) - A British newspaper suspended two journalists and apologised to opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband on Thursday, after it sent an uninvited reporter to a family memorial service in a "terrible lapse of judgment".
The Mail on Sunday's apology to Ed Miliband comes days after its sister newspaper the Daily Mail sparked uproar with an article in which it branded Miliband's dead father Ralph, a Marxist theorist, "The Man Who Hated Britain".
The Mail on Sunday apologised "unreservedly" to Miliband after it emerged on Thursday that one of its reporters had sneaked into a private memorial for his uncle Harry Keen in a bid to get them to comment on the Ralph Miliband controversy.
"The reporter was sent without my knowledge; it was a decision which was wrong. Two journalists have been suspended and a full investigation is now being carried out," the Mail on Sunday's editor Geordie Greig said.