©Focal Point 1998-2013 write to David Irving
OVER FIFTY YEARS AGO, on May 1, 1959 the Daily Mail reporter Clifford Luton quoted David Irving, then a student at London University, as saying, "You can call me a mild fascist if you like."
Mr Irving never said it. It is nonsense. The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Calgary Jewish Community Council of Alberta, Canada, and other malevolent organisations around the world pasted the clipping into their "David Irving" dossiers, however, and they trot it out again and again (with the actual date concealed of course). Luton, later a BBC reporter, was disgraced in a paedophile scandal and vanished from view.
A dossier on this perennial smear is currently being compiled.
- May 1, 1959: the Daily Mail first starts the "fascist" smear about David Irving, a student at London University
- After the traditional enemy feeds the "fascist" smear to his first publisher William Kimber, David Irving informs him on April 25, 1963 that this is untrue
- David Irving writes to a director of Cassell & Co, February 24, 1969 refuting smear-stories carried in The Daily Mail and Private Eye
- In February 1979 Irving's jealous ex-publisher Ullstein Verlag repeats the smear in a newspaper advertisement and the Süddeutsche Zeitung repeats it
- David Irving asks the Daily Mail on March 2, 1979 to embargo the offending clipping in their files
- David Irving protests to the British Press Council on April 23, 1981 about a Refusal of The Sunday Express to retract the "Mild Fascist" Smear
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013 : The journalist Clifford Luton, aged 88, arrested for indecent assault against young boys: "He also interviewed infamous historian David Irving in the 1950s."
Yes, he is the Daily Mail reporter who on May 1, 1959 ran the story "Mild fascist pulls a fast one," which the Jews have draped around my neck ever since. As a Christian, I feel sorry for him. The British media have two current obsessions, racism and paedophilia. There are more urgent things to worry about in Britain right now. Being named Luton was not a good start for him: Cheltenham or Gloucester, or Wellington or Nelson perhaps. But it might have been Neasden.