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    Virgin West Coast train firm to stop selling Daily Mail - BBC News

    "There's been considerable concern raised by colleagues about the Mail's editorial position on issues such as immigration, LGBT rights and unemployment.

    "We've decided that this paper is not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs."

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    I think there has been much concern raised about VT ability to run a train service.

    I only book via the train line and never claim refunds when train is late. As it means booking via VT. Which means the seat will be double booked.

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    Censorship is tulip
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
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    How is it censorship? They are not stopping you reading not on board their trains, they are just not handing out free copies in first class or selling it to the plebs. Bring your own copy if you are that desperate to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    How is it censorship? They are not stopping you reading not on board their trains, they are just not handing out free copies in first class or selling it to the plebs. Bring your own copy if you are that desperate to read it.
    Look, first off relax. I'm not out to force you to read the DM, I enjoy it in much the same way I would enjoy the Guardian. I know it's not a real newspaper just an exaggerated form of opinion.

    But when you stop selling the newspaper to your audience you restrict access to it and you are deciding what your audience can read. If people that use your train share the train brand values (couldn't stop laughing when I typed that) then they will decide to not buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    But when you stop selling the newspaper to your audience you restrict access to it and you are deciding what your audience can read. If people what use your train share the train brands values (couldn't stop laughing when I typed that) then they will decide to not buy it.
    Apparently they were selling only 1 copy for each 4 trains they run. Which I suspect is the real reason. They just decided to milk the decision.

    VT on the same level as the DM.....

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    They did also note they only sold about one copy a day when it was stocked. So bit of a non-story really. They only stock 3-4 papers so it's not exactly censorship but capitalism... ironically trying to force them to stock certain papers is a left-wing policy.
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    As long as they carry on socking lactating females fortnightly, I am happy....

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    You get a full two weeks use out of a copy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    You get a full two weeks use out of a copy?
    Keep it to yourself and it lasts longer....

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    "We've decided that this paper is not compatible with the VT brand and our beliefs."

    ie. the paper arrives clean and on time every day.

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