Thursday, January 11, 2018

Virgin Trains stops selling Daily Mail, ‘concern over editorial position on immigration’

Look for retaliatory stories in the DM about Virgin service problems and stuff-ups, of which there are plenty

Virgin Trains has stopped selling the Daily Mail because it disagrees with its editorial line on immigration, LGBT rights and unemployment.

Virgin has now hopped aboard the bandwagon of attempting to censor the British press. A statement from the company reads: “Different viewpoints are often valuable, and it’s certainly true that we choose to take our news from different sources depending on our view of the world.

“Thousands of people choose to read the Daily Mail every day. But they will no longer be reading it courtesy of VT (Virgin Trains). There’s been considerable concern raised by colleagues about the Mail’s editorial position on issues such as immigration, LGBT rights, and unemployment. We’ve decided that this paper is not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs. We won’t be stocking the Daily Mail for sale or as a giveaway.

“We regularly review the products we have on sale for customers onboard our trains, and after listening to feedback from our people we have decided that we will no longer stock copies of the Daily Mail on services on our west coast route.”

Obviously this has nothing at all to do with the fact the Mail supported Brexit and Virgin founder Richard Branson is a staunch Remoaner who wanted a second referendum.

What a sad state of affairs when a major company seeks to silence a publication it disagrees with and stifle the free press. What will Virgin’s customers make of this?



Anonymous said...

What will Virgin’s customers make of this?

They probably do not care.

Bird of Paradise said...

They dont want the truth to be known to any body its all part of a consperacy by the CFR UN and the rest of the Big Brother advocates

Anonymous said...

Is there another train provider they can take? Thought not, they are stuck.

This is however the perfect opportunity for a clever person to set up a newsstand where commuters can pick up a copy of the "forbidden" paper on their way into or out of the various stations.

Nothing like forbidding something to make it sell better.

Anonymous said...

3:47 At least the larger UK train stations usually have a variety of vendors selling a variety of merchandise including newspapers, quite apart from what is sold on the trains themselves. So it seems likely that it's quite easy to purchase a copy of the Daily Mail if other newspapers are also being sold at the station (or near the station) before getting on a train, even if the copies aren't free (are people so mean or poor they cannot afford the price of a newspaper that they especially want to read, but can afford the train ticket?).

Anonymous said...

the DM should offer to give away their paper for free to Virgin Train ticket holders.