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Virgin Trains will no longer sell Daily Mail

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TCSC47, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    It's not

    I suspect that your definition of "fascist" may differ from most.
    Oxford Online defines it as
    • "An advocate or follower of the political philosophy or system of fascism."
    • "A person who is extremely right-wing or authoritarian."
    • "A person who is very intolerant or domineering in a particular area."

    As do I
    But I am not at all sure the term applies to the papers you have named
    nomad likes this.
  2. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    They do though. They said in the 1930s that Hitler’s attitude to the Jews should be adopted by the then British government. They regularly attack immigrants and hate Europeans. They regularly create scapegoats in their headlines. They are a nasty right wing fascist rag and many people would agree with me even if you are happy with their various nasty viewpoints.
  3. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    It certainly is a nasty right wing rag. Bu I doubt that you could justify the appellation "fascist" in their stance over, say, the last 30 years.
    I agree that their supports for Fascism in the 30s was a disgrace but they were, sadly, reflecting the views of many british people of the time.
  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    They might...... maybe you should try a poll?

    Do you ever actually read what I post or are you simply intent on trying to insult anyone who disagrees with your opinions?
    nomad and needabreak like this.
  5. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    I suspect the latter.
    nomad likes this.
  6. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Indeed, I was about to say I wouldn't really know as I only see bits of it if people reference it here.
  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    While Virgin Trains are at it, it'd be nice for their passengers if running a decent and punctual service was in line with their values.
  8. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Red observer scores 2 from 3. Who would have thought it?
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'd argue that.
    IMHO he only manages one
    nomad likes this.
  10. MAGAorMIGA

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter


    Suspicious object’ at Daily Mail offices identified as a piece of factual journalism

    The offices of The Daily Mail were evacuated earlier after a suspicious object later identified as a piece of journalism was discovered in the building.

    A spokesman for the Daily Mail & General Trust confirmed they had no idea how the fact came to be at Northcliffe House and it definitely wasn’t theirs.

    Chief Ad salesman Simon Williams told us how he made the discovery.

    “My suspicions were first aroused when I saw this bit of research that included actual data and verified citations on it just lying about, and I thought ‘There’s no reason that should be here’.

    “Clearly nobody at the newspaper would have something like that nowadays, so it must have been brought in by an outsider.”
  11. Postduif

    Postduif Occasional commenter

    So speaks the proponent of free speech.

    Do you realise what damage you do to the socialist cause
    [This comment/section/image has been removed for breaching our Community Guidelines/Terms and conditions]?
    nomad and needabreak like this.
  12. Postduif

    Postduif Occasional commenter

    Virgin Trains have never "sold" the Daily Mail.

    They give it away because. like all the dead tree press, they know that they can't sell it any more.
  13. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    What's that one you can get for nothing on the bus? Who prints that?

    Edit: The Metro, I remembered.
    needabreak likes this.
  14. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    The Metro and The Evening Standard.
  15. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Authoritarian + very intolerant or domineering in a particular area
    Seems a fair score to me.
  16. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    + City a.m. but only if you take it on the bus.
    And Time Out and The Stylist too
  17. zizzyballoon

    zizzyballoon Star commenter

    Ah yes. They give out all these too at Clapham Junction Station.
  18. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Do people question why these free newspapers exist? It must cost a fortune to produce them and have people handing them out at train stations.

    Did the world of the wealthy newspaper magnates go mad one day, or is there another agenda?

    If there is, what's the chances of it being based around a more egalitarian society where even the poor can get their news for free?

    If that's was the intention, who can explain why the Evening Standard appointed a failed, right-wing Tory Chancellor with a reputation for attacking the vulnerable, its editor? Come on... No b astard gives anything away for free.
  19. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Virgin reckon they do sell it. One of their justifications for removing it was that they only ever sold about 70 copies a day. Thats about one copy for every four trains they ran. The Mail can moan about censorship all it likes, but Virgins customers were simply not buying it.
    No, of course the decision had absolutely nothing at all to do with the Mail criticising Virgin for pocketing a couple of billion quid of taxpayers money when the government bailed out the east coast franchise. Branson being such a right on fair minded man of the people would never stoop to such tawdry tactics.
  20. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Unlikely however it could be where even the poor can get their indocrinating news for free? I cannot confirm or deny however since I don't read them.

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