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June 22, 2016updated 23 Jun 2016 9:31am

Evening Standard backs Remain: All the national newspaper Brexit vote endorsements at a glance

By Dominic Ponsford

The Evening Standard today became the latest newspaper to declare on the EU referendum, urging its readers to vote Remain on the front page.

In a leader column which accepted the many failings of the EU, the Standard said: “London has been transformed by our decades of EU membership into becoming the very heart of Europe, rather than Berlin, Paris or Brussels. The capital has led the way for business, for culture, for change and development as a social model  for all of Europe. If we vote Leave we will be impoverishing ourselves not only economically but in our global standing, in our very history.”

The weight of the British press has backed leaving the EU, with the top-selling papers in each section of the national newspaper market leading the pro-Brexit charge (The Sun, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph).

When circulations figures are taken into account, the UK national newspaper market (including the Standard)  favours leaving the EU.

The following chart is based on adding up the total circulation of newspapers endorsing Remain, Leave and neither. Note: It gives equal weight to Sunday newspapers.


National press EU referendum endorsements at a glance (plus the Standard):

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Stance Title Avg Circulation
Leave Daily Express 419328
Leave Daily Mail 1545473
Leave Sunday Express 365071
Leave The Daily Telegraph 498474
Leave The Sun 1716361
Leave The Sun on Sunday 1413493
Leave The Sunday Telegraph 370579
Leave The Sunday Times 797280
Undeclared Daily Star 513233
Undeclared Daily Star – Sunday 316224
Undeclared i 284434
Undeclared Metro 1347594
Undeclared Sunday People 272019
Remain Daily Mirror 785717
Remain London Evening Standard 900175
Remain Sunday Mirror 709495
Remain The Mail on Sunday 1374864
Remain The Observer 194054
Remain The Times 436692
Remain The Guardian 169424
Remain Financial Times (UK edition) 63,178
Remain Daily Record 172699
Remain Sunday Mail 187636

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