• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Boris Johnson slams Virgin Trains’ “absurd” sales ban on Daily Mail

Boris Johnson

By: Lauren Codling

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hit out Wednesday (10) at what he termed the “pompous, censorious” decision by Richard Branson’s Virgin Trains to stop selling the right-wing Daily Mail tabloid. The train operator is no longer stocking copies on board following concerns among staff about the way the mass-selling newspaper reports on issues such as immigration and gay rights. In response, the Mail accused Virgin Trains of politically-motivated censorship, implying that its pro-Brexit stance was at odds with that of Branson, the British tycoon who created the Virgin Group. Johnson weighed into the row on Wednesday, tweeting: “Absurd ban on…

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