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    Which parties are promoted by which newspapers.

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    Which parties are promoted by which newspapers.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 05 Jun 2017, 12:20 pm

    Which parties are the UK press backing in the general election?

    National newspapers and magazines make their endorsements clear, with a focus on Theresa May and/or Jeremy Corbyn.

    With five days left before the second general election in two years, national newspapers are making their endorsements clear for Thursdays poll.

    HERE is a run-down from The Guardian on which newspapers back which candidates.




    OK, I know that a lot of newspapers are dyed-in-the-wool supporters of individual parties, but it is good to know that some of them are in fact independent of the party pressure that is put on them.

    Read them all and then make up your mind.




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    Re: Which parties are promoted by which newspapers.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 08 Jun 2017, 12:46 pm

    All of the red-top tabloids support at least one of the candidate parties and it is now very difficult to find a truly independent newspaper.

    I read the ones that I want to read online.
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    Post by Hell's Granny on Thu 08 Jun 2017, 2:06 pm

    I don't take newspapers at all.
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    Post by Gandhi on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 11:08 am

    Neither do many HG (myself included) which is why their influence today is minimal.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/UK_daily_newspaper_circulation_1950_present.svg

    Which explains much of Corbyns success.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 12:17 pm

    While it is true that the newspapers carry less weight than they used to, I think that the reason why they are now having a lessened effect on politics is that many people, just like myself and HG, can easily read what they, and others, are saying online.

    Having said that, in my case, because I am a left-winger from way back, I do take the Daily record as it is a Labour paper from back in the days of the Daily Herald. ( anybody remember that ).

    I think that labour and Corbyn has had such a surprising success in this election because Theresa May cocked it up in many ways and Corbyn issued a well-received manifesto.

    He even started to look a bit like a statesman in the latter days of the hustings.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 2:33 pm

    I remember the Daily Herald! Anyone remember the News Chronicle or the Daily Sketch?

    Suddenly I feel Very Old! Laughing
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    Post by Gandhi on Sat 10 Jun 2017, 5:30 pm

    Paps - you really should leep up. Labour's use of the internet and facebook was waaaay ahead of the Tories. The youth vote doesnt even read online newspapers (which all too often have paywalls)

    The world has changed paps
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    Re: Which parties are promoted by which newspapers.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 12:22 pm

    Yes, the Labour workings were way ahead of the Tories both in content and in modernity.

    I would take issue that the young vote does not look at online politics as they are now getting to be much more politically savvy than they used to be.

    The seventy-five percent of the eighteen to twenties that did turn out to vote massively supported Labour.

    I have said elsewhere here that if the 16 year-olds were allowed to vote - as in Scotland in local and national elections - Corbyn and the Labour Party would have won the election outright.

    The fact that May has made a poisonous deal with the Irish DUP in order to have a dodgy voting majority means that she will be tied to the coat-tails of this reactionary, bigotted and religiously-biased group who have a history with the UDA.


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