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Watch: Andrew Neil on why The Spectator is returning furlough money

19 June 2020

12:51 AM

19 June 2020

12:51 AM

Earlier this month, The Spectator‘s chairman Andrew Neil announced that we would be handing back the government furlough money. He wrote, ‘Instead of depending on furlough money from taxpayers, I have tasked the editorial and management teams to grow sales of The Spectator to 100,000 as quickly as possible.’ Readers response was phenomenal, with thousands signing up to a Spectator subscription.

Yesterday, The Spectator said it was returning furlough money to the government – and that we instead hoped to sell more subscriptions. The response was amazing: we sold more subscriptions yesterday than any day in our history. To those who have joined us: thank you!

— Fraser Nelson (@FraserNelson) June 3, 2020

Earlier this afternoon, Andrew spoke to Sky’s Ian King to explain the thinking behind the move. You can watch the clip above. And to those who have yet to subscribe, well, you can sign up to a free trial of The Spectator Australia here

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