The Times newspaper came out Saturday in favor of Britain staying in the European Union.
“Why remain is best for Britain” it said on the front page, five days ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the bloc.
“The best outcome of next week’s referendum would be a new alliance of sovereign EU nations dedicated to free trade and reform, led by Britain,” it said in a 2,000-word editorial.
It joins the Financial Times business newspaper and The Economist magazine in formally backing the Remain campaign.
The Times is part of global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper stable, which also includes The Sun and The Sunday Times.
The Sun tabloid, Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, has come out in favor of Britain leaving the EU.