Overwhelming majority of pro-Brexit newspaper readers want to revoke Article 50

PUBLISHED: 09:33 01 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:40 01 April 2019

Sunday Times poll on revoking Article 50. Photograph: Twitter.

Sunday Times poll on revoking Article 50. Photograph: Twitter.

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A pro-Brexit newspaper has found that its readers overwhelmingly want to revoke Article 50.

More than 15,000 people were polled by the Sunday Times over the last week, in response to the Revoke Article 50 petition, which has attracted at least six million signatures.

In the internet poll - hidden behind the newspaper’s paywall - it said “for some, this would be a fundamental betrayal of democracy” but could also be seen as “the only way of preventing a disastrous Brexit.”

Despite the Sunday Times backing Brexit - and the newspaper’s proprietor being firmly against the European Union - readers overwhelmingly backed revoking Article 50 by 73% to 27%.

The poll, however, did not feature on the front page and was instead buried below the readers’ letters.

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According to Anthony Hilton in the Evening Standard, the Times’ owner Rupert Murdoch is alleged to have said that he opposed the EU because they do not listen to what he has to say.

He wrote: “I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. ‘That’s easy,’ he replied. ‘When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.”

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