SANDAL wearing, granola eating SJW’s across Britain were crying into their new-look tabloid Guardian this morning as Virgin Trains ban on the sale of the UK’s second biggest selling paper, The Daily Mail was lifted by Virgin boss Richard Branson.
Branson said in a statement on the Virgin Website: “When Virgin Trains took the decision back in November to remove the Daily Mail from sale, it was not part of some grand campaign or at my behest – indeed Brian Souter and I were not aware of the decision until we read the media reports this week.”
He added: “The decision was made in response to feedback from some of our Virgin Trains employees. Brian and I respect our people when they make decisions and we listen to their views. It is the way we have always run our companies.”
“But we must also listen to the concerns voiced widely this week – by those who agree with The Mail’s editorial stance and those who vehemently disagree with it – that this move has been seen as censorship.”
Branson also backed free-speech and said: “Freedom of speech, freedom of choice and tolerance for differing views are the core principles of any free and open society. While Virgin Trains has always said that their passengers are free to read whatever newspaper they choose on board West Coast trains, it is clear that on this occasion the decision to no longer sell The Mail has not been seen to live up to these principles.”
Stop Funding Hate will be furious at this news.
Bravo Mr Branson! for once, you returned to your roots and took the side of the Mail many instead of the Guardian few.
In your next move, maybe you will stop bashing Brexit and become new UKIP leader… there will soon be a vacancy.