Saturday 10 December 2016

Murdoch's pro-Brexit Times warns of fallout

Published 24/07/2016 | 02:30

Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times, according to its radio adverts for its digital edition yesterday, stressed the rather obvious point that: 'The British vote to leave the EU has huge implications for Ireland.'
Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times, according to its radio adverts for its digital edition yesterday, stressed the rather obvious point that: 'The British vote to leave the EU has huge implications for Ireland.'

Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times, according to its radio adverts for its digital edition yesterday, stressed the rather obvious point that: "The British vote to leave the EU has huge implications for Ireland."

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The radio advert continued: "Find out how it may affect you and stay well- informed with authoritative analysis from our journalists in Dublin, London and across Europe."

What the advert doesn't say is that, like many UK newspaper titles that publish Irish editions, The Sunday Times was unashamedly in favour of Brexit.

Before the British vote, The Sunday Times' Irish edition published an editorial calling for Britain to leave the EU.

"This Thursday, Britain should vote to leave. Yes, it must be prepared for a bumpy ride, but this vote may be the only opportunity to call a halt to the onward march of the centralising Europe project. Such a state would be neither in Britain's interests, nor Europe's," the editorial said.

Murdoch's tabloid title, The Sun, also campaigned heavily for a Brexit.

It ran with a front-page lead article headlined, "BeLEAVE in Britain."

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