Calling all Remainers: Here's a sneak peek at The New European's first front page


From petitions to marches, the 48% who voted to remain in the EU are still finding ways to express themselves in the wake of this monumental result.

In response, Archant newspaper group are launching The New European, a pop-up paper covering the post-Brexit fall-out from a remainer's perspective. It will be released every Friday for four weeks, priced at £2.

The New European logo (The New European)
A very European paper (The New European)

Launch editor of The New European, Matt Kelly, said: "We think there is a massive audience out there who are currently not very well served.

"There was an opportunity to engage them if we could get a product out quickly enough. So we decided to launch a national newspaper within seven days."

Kelly said the paper will provide in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as a celebration of European life and culture from acclaimed journalists.

The first edition is packed full of pieces by a veritable who's who of print media, covering a huge range of issues that Brexit impacts.

It certainly looks different from mainstream newspapers; the front page features a cartoon covering almost half of the space.

The New European's launch front page (The New European/Archant)
The New European's launch front page (The New European/Archant)

Fashion journalist Osman Ahmed looks at the impact of Brexit on the European fashion industry, Loaded founder James Brown details his life-long love affair with Europe and Private eye cartoonists Kerber & Black provide the humour.

Other big names involved include Guardian columnist Jonathan Friedland, Tech Crunch's Mike Butcher and Tanit Koch, editor in chief at Bild, Germany's biggest-selling paper.

People may wonder why this kind of positivity wasn't portrayed during the referendum campaign.

Kelly explained: "We are trying in many ways to rather belatedly level the playing field in what is clearly an anti-EU mainstream press.

"I wish that the press generally had served it's readers a little bit better before the referendum, because a lot of people have woken up and thought'oh my gosh, what have we done?'."

Whether the paper continues after the four-week experiment is over will depend on sales. Kelly said: "If people want it we'll keep publishing, so every edition after the fourth edition will be a referendum on the next."