The first National newspaper to call for Britain to leave the EU

#6
The Daily Express? I don't think I've ever seen this newspaper on sale.

I can't imagine many people will even get to hear of this campaign.
 

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#7
Yeah, the Daily Express - woo, that's going to have the politicos shitting their pants isn't it?
 
#8
Not sure what you are asking?? would it make a difference to what ? trade, no we could still free trade with europe, immigration, yes we would not have to blindly follow the eu's rules on "citizens" being allowed to go wherever they want, mind you i am still trying to figure out how approx 500,000 somalis, sudanese and other assorted tribes are allowed to stay. Economically? i am no economist, but i cannot see that we would go under without membership of this corrupt organisation, some one will jump on me with facts and figures no doubt,but it would seem we give more than we get back in terms of subsidies etc. Personally i would be happy for us to negotiate our way out of this nightmare and get our country back on track, without interference from all of the unelected parisites in Brussels.
 
#9
No, it won't and it's not the first by a long shot. You should have seen the press in 1973.
 
#10
Let me clarify.

I agree with Amazing lobster, not enough people read the express for it to make a difference, the Telegraph is unlikely to go the same way because they are too in bed with the Tories, not sure about the Mail, I doubt Murdochs comic would go the same way because of the company he keeps.

And the EU has never really worried about public opinion, it will fall, but it will be because there's no money left to bail out Spain.

Also why now, the EU has been going for long enough for them to have formed an opinion long before now, it just seems like they're cashing in on public opinion to sell a few newspapers having seen the way the winds blowing, rather than taking a stand on principal.
 

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#12
The Daily Express? I don't think I've ever seen this newspaper on sale.
That's a tragedy; how on earth will people ascertain whether Diana is still dead or not?

Mark; Newspapers only have clout where there's a populist, knee-jerk gesture that the Government can make that costs very little politically or financially. Taking notice of a campaign to leave the EU? No a chance in Hell.
 
#13
I think the Sun/Times and Daily Mail as well as the Express/Star are all fairly anti EU and have been for a while, along with a sizeable amount of the population, not that it make much difference.

Newspapers shouldnt be telling politicians what to do anyway, People should vote either UKIP, BNP or Socialist if they resent the EU more than other matters.
 
#14
I think the Sun/Times and Daily Mail as well as the Express/Star are all fairly anti EU and have been for a while, along with a sizeable amount of the population, not that it make much difference.

Newspapers shouldnt be telling politicians what to do anyway, People should vote either UKIP, BNP or Socialist if they resent the EU more than other matters.

Politicians are rather more scared of the media than the electorate IMO.

As wrong as that is.
 
#16
Politicians are rather more scared of the media than the electorate IMO.

As wrong as that is.
Only if the media look like it might affect peoples vote.
 
#17
That's a tragedy; how on earth will people ascertain whether Diana is still dead or not?
What? Diana's dead? Who is the best man going to cop off with now at the wedding next year?

Surely not Camilla/Rod Hull* (shudders)

*delete as applicable.
 
#18
If there was a referendum tomorrow, there would be an overwhelming vote to leave the EU. Politicians of all hues know this so will never allow us to express and opinion - pun not intended,
 
#19
If there was a referendum tomorrow, there would be an overwhelming vote to leave the EU. Politicians of all hues know this so will never allow us to express and opinion - pun not intended,
Which would be an issue if people were likely to make an informed choice when voting, but they're not. They would mostly vote whichever way their newspaper of choice told them to - if they could be bothered to turn up and knew how to spell 'X'.
 
#20
Which would be an issue if people were likely to make an informed choice when voting, but they're not. They would mostly vote whichever way their newspaper of choice told them to - if they could be bothered to turn up and knew how to spell 'X'.
That's they same argument I've seen from all EU supporters, the people are too stupid to vote, that may be right or wrong, but you can't deny people a say on who runs their country.
 

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