Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Guide to British Newspapers (from Yes Minister)

Foreign readers FYI

Right Honourable James Hacker MP talks to Civil Servant Sir Humphrey Appleby
(from Yes Minister, by written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn)

Hacker:   Don't tell me about the press. I know exactly who reads the papers: The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country; The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; The Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; And The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey:   Oh and Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?

Bernard:    Sun readers don't care who runs the country, as long as she's got big tits.

Very easy on Daily mail but not inaccurate from my experience in terms of types of people. 
Just for the record the only paper I buy is Private Eye.

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