11 Facts About The Daily Mail

1. The Daily Mail responded: "There is nothing controversial about the Mail's acquisition of this video, a copy of which the police already had in their possession.

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2. The Daily Mail was much criticised for running the front-page headline "Never mind Brexit, who won legs-it", accompanying a photograph of Theresa May meeting with Nicola Sturgeon in March 2017, running more than a page of coverage on the two leaders' appearance.

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3. On its website, The Daily Mail described one of the judges as "openly gay.

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4. The Daily Mail began to support McKinnon's campaign in 2009—with a series of front-page stories protesting against his deportation.

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5. The Daily Mail has published pieces by Joanna Blythman opposing the growing of genetically modified crops in the United Kingdom.

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6. The Daily Mail has traditionally been a supporter of the Conservatives and has endorsed this party in all recent general elections.

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7. The Daily Mail was a frequent sponsor on continental commercial radio stations targeted towards Britain throughout the 1920s and 1930s and periodically voiced support for the legalisation of private radio, something that would not happen until 1973.

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8. Unlike most newspapers, The Daily Mail quickly took up an interest on the new medium of radio.

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9. The Daily Mail maintained the event until selling it to Media 10 in 2009.

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10. The Daily Mail testified before a House of Lords select committee that "we need to allow editors the freedom to edit", and therefore the newspaper's editor was free to decide editorial policy, including its political allegiance.

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11. The Daily Mail was originally a broadsheet but switched to a compact format on 3 May 1971, the 75th anniversary of its founding.

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