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    Interested to see who the Independent backs.

    All the others seem quite predictable.
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    People who think the DM back or will back UKIP clearly never read it.

    The DM abhor UKIP, in fact they print more anti-UKIP articles than any other paper.

    The DM actively support UKIP policy to attract readers but will never say anything positive about the party itself. They're die hard Tories.
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    (Original post by Davij038)
    Independent and the guardian will reluctantly back labour (and the greens where they can win)



    Everyone else will back tory although the express may back ukip.

    This, UKIP won't get support from anywhere other than the Express and Breitbart.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    EDIT: I suspect the Guardian will support Labour on the basis that the Conservatives, they will argue, are pure evil!!!
    Not sure, there are a lot of articles critical of Labour in the Guardian...
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    This might sound bonkers but, despite being anti Tory, I've decided that the Telegraph is the paper for me. It seems senisble and open about its bias; so i can read it critically.

    Whatever they may have been in the past, the only left wing paper, the guardian, have become proper nutters. They don't care about important issues, like the economy, they care about trivial crap like "everyday sexism" and "oh, labour aren't soppy Socialists, they've betrayed the (ironically often right winged) working class!". Give me a break. Anyone who gives Owen Jones a median to voice his absurd opinions or, God forbid, has writers who sympathise with Russel Brand, is not worth my time in reading.
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    (Original post by KingStannis)
    This might sound bonkers but, despite being anti Tory, I've decided that the Telegraph is the paper for me. It seems senisble and open without its bias; so i can read it critically.

    Whatever they may have been in the past, the only left wing paper, the guardian, have become proper nutters. They don't care about important issues, like the economy, they care about trivial crap like "everyday sexism" and "oh, labour aren't soppy Socialists, they've betrayed the (ironically often right winged) working class!". Give me a break. Anyone who gives Owen Jones a median to voice his absurd opinions or, God forbid, has writers who sympathise with Russel Brand, is not worth my time in reading.
    For me it has to be The Times. Whilst by nature they are Conservative they will critique a Conservative government and are not afraid to put the boot in when they think it deserved. They are certainly Conservative at the moment but that probably says more about the inadequacies of the opposition rather than heartfelt support.

    Whilst not a national paper I do like reading the editorials from The Scotsman, they appear to have a natural ability to dislike whichever party is currently in situ. However the rest of the paper has mainly gone downhill and it is nowhere near as good as in the past.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Not sure, there are a lot of articles critical of Labour in the Guardian...
    Quite. But I did not suggest that the Guardian will support Labour FOR Labour but to keep the Conservatives out.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Quite. But I did not suggest that the Guardian will support Labour FOR Labour but to keep the Conservatives out.
    I'd much rather they stand for the party they think is right than silly tactics...
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    I'd much rather they stand for the party they think is right than silly tactics...
    The Guardian is full of the types who still hold out that Labour will return to the 1980's (Owen Jones for example). They'll back them even if it's not based on what they stand for today.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The Guardian is full of the types who still hold out that Labour will return to the 1980's (Owen Jones for example). They'll back them even if it's not based on what they stand for today.
    Why?! Even if you honestly think they'd go back to the values they once stood for, I don't understand why you'd support them until they've actually done that...
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    The guardian have no real alternative to labour. The Greens are the Party for post bourgeoisie self loathing. Nothing to do with the betterment of working people, which was the aim of 1980s Labour's futile class warfare.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Why?! Even if you honestly think they'd go back to the values they once stood for, I don't understand why you'd support them until they've actually done that...
    No idea. Labour supporters don't seem willing to abandon them though.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The Guardian is full of the types who still hold out that Labour will return to the 1980's (Owen Jones for example). They'll back them even if it's not based on what they stand for today.
    It's a stupid strategy even from that point of view. Punishing Labour from the left by voting Green or SNP is far more likely to drag them leftwards that letting them know they have your vote regardless.

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    Probably because your comment was offensive. People like yourself believe it's your right to piss over the poor for your own ends. The people are usually made poor due to the shenanigan's of the rich. The rich make a mistake, it's only money. Problem is, the poor never recover from their screw up's. Remember, the rich make their money by screwing the poor, not by screwing each other. So here's some friendly advice. Why not sit down and have a nice cup of SHUT THE **** UP you Tory leg humping *******.
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    Main changes I'd expect from 2010:

    Guardian will almost certainly not back Lib Dems this time. It will either be Green, reluctant Labour or not back anyone.

    Express will back UKIP.

    Small chance that the Mail will back UKIP, but more likely they'll go Tory again.

    Everyone else will stay the same. Though oddly enough I think the Economist might back the Lib Dems.
    I was under the impression that the economist, more or less, tends to stay neutral?
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    (Original post by Daito)
    I was under the impression that the economist, more or less, tends to stay neutral?
    The economist is a superior, more nuanced and left leaning version of the Times and usually follows Concurs with the Times but takes a more liberal Stance on issues such as the EU.
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    Daily Telegraph - enthusiastically Tories
    The Times - Tories (but has a soft spot for the righ wing of Labour)
    Daily Mail - Tories but peddles a UKIP agenda
    Sun - Tories but peddles a UKIP agenda
    Daily Express - UKIP
    Financial times - Tories
    Economist - Tories

    Daily Mirror - enthusiastically Labour
    Guardian - begrudgingly Labour
    Independent - supported Tories at last election but seems to quite like Corbyn.
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    Tbh, with a bunch of the papers it isn't supporting a party it's opposing a party

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    Based on what I've seen:

    Guardian: Lib-Dem/New Labour
    Mirror: Labour
    Independent: Lib-Dem
    Times: Moderate Conservative
    Financial Times: Moderate Conservative
    Telegraph: Conservative
    Sun: Hard Conservative
    Mail: Hard Conservative
    Express: UKIP
 
 
 
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