Daily Mail

British tabloid newspaper

The Daily Mail is a large, well-known newspaper. It started in 1896. It is published every weekday and Saturday from a factory in London, England. It is not printed on Sundays. Its sister paper, the Mail on Sunday, is printed instead.

It is the second-most sold newspaper in the United Kingdom. It sells more than a million copies a day. Its political opinion is right-wing, and it supports the Conservative Party in elections. The newspaper is available in many countries outside the United Kingdom, such as Egypt and the US. There is a different Scottish edition of the newspaper, which is sold in Scotland only and differs mainly in the Sport pages. There is also an Irish version of the newspaper, but the main international version is the English one.

It is the main publication of the Daily Mail and General Trust, but the company also prints the Evening Standard, London Lite and Metro newspapers in the UK.

People are often critical of The Daily Mail, because a lot of people think it's racist and sexist.[1] Sources also state that it is unreliable and that it publishes inaccurate scare stories about science and medical research.[2][3][4]

Politically the Daily Mail is right-wing.[5][6][7] It has endorsed the Conservative Party at every UK general election since 1945, apart from one election in 1974.[8][9][10]

The Daily Mail was first published by Lord Northclife in 1896. It started as a broadsheet. It is now a tabloid.[source?]


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