Frequently Asked Questions

E-Edition FAQs

I'm confused. I thought the Morning Star was free to read online?

Some of the stories and features are available for free, but others are hidden behind a paywall which prevents readers from accessing webpage content without a paid subscription.


What is an e-edition?

An e-edition is a subscription-only digital version of the Morning Star's print edition, available in PDF format and as an App. For the PDF, all formatting, text, images and page furniture is preserved exactly as it appears in the paper version. The App contains the same text as the paper version, but is sized to fit your handheld device. Some images and graphics may not appear on the App.

How do I subscribe to the e-edition?

1. Go to

2. Either choose from one of four subscription packages: Annual, Monthly, Weekly, or a one-off purchase of today's issue. Or if you have a voucher code, simply click on 'Got a voucher code?'.

3. Follow the instructions and when asked, enter your payment card details.


Should I click on 'Login' or 'Register'?

If you already have a Morning Star account, click 'Login' and enter your email and password. Otherwise, click 'Register' and follow the instructions.


I'm trying to Login but I can't remember my password?

Click on 'Forgot your password' and you will automatically be sent an email explaining how to reset your password.


What is a 'recurring' subscription?

A recurring subscription means that you carry on paying the advertised price at regular intervals until such time as you decide to cancel. The Weekly, Monthly and Annual subscription packages are all recurring. 'Today's edition' is sold as a one-off non-recurring item. The terms and conditions regarding voucher codes are published on the relevant promotional material, and highlighted when the code is entered.


When can I read the e-editions?

Our PDFs go live at a minute after midnight on the morning of publication, providing you with early-bird access. They will remain available for the duration of your subscription.


Can I keep e-editions that I've downloaded?

Yes, our PDFs are unencrypted, which means you will never need a password to read them and you can make as many copies on your device for your personal use as you like. You may not distribute the e-edition to third parties without written permission from the Morning Star.


Can I print out the e-edition?

Yes, you are free to print the e-edition, providing it is for your own personal non-commercial use.


How do I cancel my subscription?

A recurring subscription can be cancelled at any time without penalty. To cancel, simply Login in the normal way, click on 'Manage subscriptions', and then click 'Cancel'. Once you have cancelled, no further payments will be taken.


I'm still experiencing problems. What should I do?

Please contact our e-edition manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 8510 0815. If you are leaving a phone message or contacting us by email, please state your name, email address and phone number, but do not divulge your password or bank details.

What is the Morning Star

The Morning Star is the only socialist daily newspaper published in Great Britain. It has a long and proud history.

Originally called The Daily Worker, the Morning Star was founded by the Communist Party of Great Britain and first published on 1 January 1930. The aim was, in Lenin’s words, to provide “an economic and political tool of the masses in their struggle”. Since 1945 the paper has been owned by a broad-based readers’ co-operative, the People's Press Printing Society (PPPS). The paper’s editorial line remains anchored in the political programme of the Communist Party of Britain but it offers a broad left perspective on political, industrial and international issues. The Daily Worker was renamed the Morning Star in 1966.

The Daily Worker/Morning Star has experienced many challenges since its foundation, experiencing a wholesaler boycott within weeks of its establishment; ongoing police surveillance and harassment; prosecution and imprisonment of its journalists; an outright ban during part of World War Two; an ongoing boycott by commercial advertisers; and a constant battle to cover production, distribution and staff costs. But through all this it has continued to chronicle the struggles of the British working class and champion progressive movements around the world. At its peak, during WW2, had a weekend circulation of over 100,000.

Management of the paper rests with the shareholders via their Annual General Meeting (which is held at different locations around Britain to ensure maximum participation) and election of the PPPS Management Committee. The Management Committee appoints the Editor and Company Secretary.

Shares in the PPPS cost £1. No dividend is paid and no person or organisation profits from the Morning Star. It is the only national daily wholly owned by its readers rather than a tax exile millionaire.

Nine national trade unions and one trade union region have seats on the Management Committee: Community, CWU, FBU, GMB, NUM, NUM North-East, POA, RMT, UCATT and Unite. This means that more than half of Britain’s trade union members are now represented on the Management Committee. The other, individual members of the Committee are elected by the shareholders and are subject to regular re-election.

The Morning Star is the only paper that actively campaigns for working-class politics. The only paper that supports the People’s Assembly and reports authoritatively on what is happening in Cuba, Palestine, Ukraine and elsewhere. It offers a unique, non-sectarian perspective on national and international news not offered by the mainstream media. No other daily newspaper carries such a range of voices from the left — trade union leaders and activists, left Labour MPs and the Communist Party, the Stop the War Coalition, the anti-fascist campaigns Hope Not Hate and Unite Against Fascism, the Green Party and more. We also feature distinctive arts and sports coverage unavailable elsewhere.

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