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What the newspapers say about #EUref - does it matter? Watch

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    All the Sunday papers and many of the dailies have now declared which side of the referendum they are supporting.

    Leave
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    Sunday Times
    Sunday Telegraph
    The Sun
    The Sun on Sunday
    The Express
    Sunday Express
    The Spectator

    Remain
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    The Times
    Sunday Mirror
    Sunday People (if voter is undecided)
    The Observer
    Mail on Sunday
    Financial Times
    The Economist
    New Statesman

    Undeclared (so far...)
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    Daily Mail
    Daily Telegraph
    The Mirror
    The Guardian
    The Independent
    Daily Mail

    Any surprises? It's notable Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times goes for Leave, but The Times says Remain, and both editions of his Sun go with Leave. Also MoS is Remain while Daily Mail seems certain to say Leave.

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    Yeah, sure it matters. Newspapers are many people's only experience of partisan commentary on current affairs, given the requirements for neutrality and balance imposed on television. I'm surprised the Sunday Times is apparently Leave though - I've not read their actual statement yet, and suspect it was a bit more nuanced, but that will rub many of their readers and subscribers (including myself) up the wrong way.
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    Yeah, sure it matters. Newspapers are many people's only experience of partisan commentary on current affairs, given the requirements for neutrality and balance imposed on television. I'm surprised the Sunday Times is apparently Leave though - I've not read their actual statement yet, and suspect it was a bit more nuanced, but that will rub many of their readers and subscribers (including myself) up the wrong way.
    I dont have the full editorial but seems pretty clear support for Leave.
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