But they're back!
This weekend with a double-page spread:
Some Ordinary Northerner! How Nick Clegg is really a man of extraordinary privilege whose family own a chateau
Splendidly, it begins
Yesterday he was at it again.
The premise is again that Clegg has been presenting himself to the voters as Cloth Cap Nick of the North, something of which most voters may remain unaware.
It may be his constituency but Clegg, whose main home is a £1.5million property in Putney, South-West London, is not a product of it. Anything but.
The third of four children, he in fact enjoyed an idyllic childhood in rural Buckinghamshire.
So how on earth could Middle England want anything to do with this foreigner!
In truth, it has been a week of thin pickings for the Daily Mail's investigate team. It turns out their daft Nazi splash came from CCHQ, not Google.
And now they've only managed to turn up one ex-Clegg girlfriend - and so are charging him with not being nearly enough of a shagger.
Doesn't sound like enough to scare us all off a hung Parliament.
Still, almost a fortnight to go.
Must Try Harder, Mr Dacre.