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To: Liz Truss and the House of Lords Appointments Commission
Don’t make Paul Dacre a Lord
Don’t nominate and elevate Paul Dacre to the House of Lords
Why is this important?
Any day now it's expected to be announced that former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre will be added to the House of Lords. In his time at the Mail, Paul Dacre has been accused of stirring up hatred against immigrants, politicians and judges alike - and now he could have a say on how the UK is run.
And he and his paper are even currently facing legal action over alleged privacy breaches.
At the very least, he should not be honoured with a peerage while the court case is in progress, but setting aside the legal action, someone like Paul Dacre, who used his time at the Mail to divide the country, represents the opposite of the values of fairness and respectfulness that we share as a country. He’s not the kind of person who should be celebrated by being made a Lord.
Right now, it's still not confirmed, but if enough of us speak out against the idea of Paul Dacre being made a Lord, we can make sure his appointment doesn't become a reality.