Sunday Times accused of hiding People's Vote poll

PUBLISHED: 09:31 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:15 31 October 2018

A past copy of the Sunday Times newspaper. Picture: Mike Brooke

A past copy of the Sunday Times newspaper. Picture: Mike Brooke

Mike Brooke

The Sunday Times has been accused of hiding a poll which showed that an overwhelming majority supported a fresh referendum on Brexit.

The newspaper – which backed Leave during the EU referendum campaign – often runs significant polls on its front page. However, this particular poll was relegated to the bottom of page 20.

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It asked almost 13,000 readers online behind their paywall whether or not the UK should hold a “second referendum” on EU membership.

An overwhelming 70% supported the case compared to just 30% that thought the UK would be wrong to have a fresh referendum.

Labour MEP Richard Corbett tweeted: “The Sunday Times polled its readers on Brexit, but the result didn’t go the way Murdoch expected, so they published it at the bottom of an inside page.”

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Anthony Hilton from the Evening Standard previously explained why Rupert Murdoch was so anti-EU.

He said: “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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More than 1 million people have now signed a petition in support of a People’s Vote.

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