The Daily Telegraph
, known online as The Telegraph
, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier
. The Telegraph
has been described as a newspaper of record and generally had an international reputation in the twentieth century for quality, described by Amol Rajan as "one of the world's great titles". Bias assessment platform Allsides classifies the paper as leaning right, though since 2010 it has been classified as hard right, especially on immigration and Brexit. It was fined £30,000 in 2015 for "sending an unsolicited email to hundreds of thousands of its subscribers, urging them to vote for the Conservatives."