Media: British media promote change of government in election

Media: British media promote change of government in election
Media: British media promote change of government in election

The majority of British newspapers are close to Prime Minister Sunak’s Conservatives. But the head of government cannot rely on the media in the parliamentary election.

More and more media outlets in the United Kingdom are campaigning for a change of government in the parliamentary elections. The tabloid newspaper “The Sun”, which usually represents conservative positions, spoke out in favor of Keir Starmer’s Labour Party and against Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the eve of the vote.

The Social Democrats are clearly leading in all polls. The Sunday Times, which is more closely aligned with the Conservatives, and the business newspaper Financial Times had previously publicly supported the Labour Party.

“It’s time for a change,” stressed the Sun in an editorial. The paper supports many of Prime Minister Sunak’s political ideas, such as planned deportations of irregular migrants to Rwanda, the abolition of the social security tax and the “teaching of harmful gender ideology in schools.” But: “To be clear: the Tories are exhausted.” The party has degenerated into a divided mob that is more interested in fighting among themselves than in governing the country.

“Starmer has changed Labour for the better”

Now Labour’s time has come, the newspaper wrote. “There is no doubt that Sir Keir Starmer has fought hard to change his party for the better, even if this is not yet complete.” The anti-Semitism that was widespread under Starmer’s predecessor Jeremy Corbyn has largely disappeared. The party stands firmly on the side of Ukraine and Israel. Economic policy is also moderate and should stimulate growth.

The Sun, which is part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, had also supported Labour in previous elections. In 1997, the paper had campaigned for Tony Blair, who then won a clear victory.

“Sun” editorial

Source: Stern

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