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Why the surprise? Here’s why the Independent supports the Tories:

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK press!)

A lot of people have expressed surprise that the so-called Independent newspaper has come out in support of another Tory/Lib Dem coalition

But there really is no surprise.

First of all, the chairman of Independent newspapers Evgeny Lebedev, is a big fan and friend of David Cameron.

Here he is meeting with Cameron a couple of months ago:

Meeting with David Cameron to discuss the Homeless Veterans campaign, as well as relations with Russia, and the election

And the person who decides on newspaper policy – the Group Content Editor of the Independent and Standard titles Chris Blackhurst – is the son of a Tory councillor and a big fan of the Tories.

Here he is just a few days ago in print praising the UK’s richest people and lambasting Ed Miliband at the same time:

Ed Miliband is wrong, our rich are job-creating innovators

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