Sunday Times backs LEAVE

(9 Posts)
SpringingIntoAction Sun 19-Jun-16 00:02:00

But The Times backs Remain.

The Sun, The Spectator, The Express, The Mail all backing LEAVE but many of their stable mates have gone plumped for the other side.

This is a very divisive referendum.

YourPerception Sun 19-Jun-16 08:44:54

Mail on Sunday wants to stay.

BurnTheBlackSuit Sun 19-Jun-16 08:57:18

Please tell me that no one actually chooses what to vote for based on what a newspaper "backs" confused.

I know people are influenced by the undercurrent of opinion of the papers they read, but surely no one is undecided or has decided to vote for the other side, then picks up their daily paper and finds it has a different opinion to them and changes their mind...

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Jun-16 09:01:45

I suppose it just throws a last hurrah at the end of campaigning.

I was really surprised by the Money & Personal Finance Editor of The Guardian coming out for Brexit yesterday. The Guardian appears very much for remain so it seemed at odds.

RedToothBrush Sun 19-Jun-16 09:13:04

The Mail on Sunday - Remain?

Seriously?

I have to say that leaves me choking and spluttering over my breakfast in no small measure.

Its not even about representing the views of the readership any more. Its about hedging bets so they don't loose readers. And bugger all to do with what anyone actually believes. Its just so they can sell papers.

If newspapers had integrity, I'm sure the country would be very different.

LittleBearPad Sun 19-Jun-16 09:22:12

If you read the leader in the Sunday Times they are arguing for leave in order to force the EU to renegotiate our membership, arguing that the EU always negotiates if forced to. They are also arguing for delaying the Article 50 process so that we stay in the single market as long as we can. It's not a ringing endorsement of leaving the EU rather an argument for brinkmanship.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Jun-16 09:33:11

Well that would be a start.

Limer Sun 19-Jun-16 09:39:30

Yes, bring on the brinkmanship. It would be a vast improvement on the autocracy we're suffering now.

LittleBearPad Sun 19-Jun-16 09:54:31

Dont be ridiculous Limer. The EU is not an autocracy.

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