Daily Mail banned on Virgin Trains cites LGBTQ rights, immigration and unemployment

Virgin Trains has stopped stocking the Daily Mail in its on-board shops or providing it in first-class carriages, saying it has decided the paper is "not compatible" with its brand and beliefs.

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Staff at the train company were told of the decision last year in an internal memo. “Different viewpoints are often valuable, and it’s certainly true that we choose to take our news from different sources depending on our view of the world.

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“Thousands of people choose to read the Daily Mail every day. But they will no longer be reading it courtesy of VT [Virgin Trains]. There’s been considerable concern raised by colleagues about the Mail’s editorial position on issues such as immigration, LGBTQ rights, and unemployment. We’ve decided that this paper is not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs. We won’t be stocking the Daily Mail for sale or as a giveaway.”