That well-known bastion of fairness and reason, The Daily Express, has published a front page containing a veiled threat. Actually, its not particularly veiled. This is what it looks like.
These 14 reactions pretty much say it all.
Are we ever going to move onto the “actual fucking details” part of brexit or do we move straight from the “vaguely threatening wankily-typeset jingoistic slogans on flags” stage straight to the final “alright, wheres my cancer medication and food gone” phase? pic.twitter.com/7GaazrcYbj
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 11, 2018
It seems some people still arent getting behind Brexit. Maybe theyll be convinced if we manufacture some outrage so loud and deranged I think I can actually see a vein popping on that second capital L. pic.twitter.com/1JWZGPiefY
— Katie (@supermathskid) June 11, 2018
This pathetic fucking wet diarrhoea fart of mindless jingoism and cunt-pleasing soundbites, splattered all over the fetid fucking lavatory bowl of the Union Flag to be lapped up by nasty, slack-jawed bigots who get a stiffy at the very mention of WW2.
This is Britain, 2018. pic.twitter.com/TPes3qbZsM
— LGBTea Spiller (@SpillerOfTea) June 11, 2018
This is why front pages like this Daily Express one today are so dangerous. pic.twitter.com/Oxn5lR0ivw
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 12, 2018
Dear Sun and Express. This British Parliamentary sovereignty you crave involves MPs voting according to their consciences. Sometimes theyll disagree with you. Thats not betrayal: its called democracy pic.twitter.com/qTHdnQ0hdr
— alan rusbridger (@arusbridger) June 12, 2018
I mean, surely this is as close to a death threat as you can publish?
One of our hardworking MPs was murdered in the streets of her home town for her political views not long ago.
The Daily Express should hang their head in shame. pic.twitter.com/plsFbuK5sU
— Amelia-Rose Tighe (@AmeliaRoseTighe) June 11, 2018
the only thing the Daily Express loves more than pretending Brexit protects the traditions and sovereignty of the UK is LOUDLY AND ANGRILY THREATENING THE TRADITIONS AND SOVEREIGNTY OF THE UK pic.twitter.com/BKrR1t1WPu
— Katie (@supermathskid) June 11, 2018
The Sun and The Express are basically drunken football hooligans who have accidentally stumbled into the last night of the proms. pic.twitter.com/icEw8rfwbf
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) June 11, 2018
“Thank goodness, Beryl, that those brave boys being attacked by elite police in London the other day have a friend in the Express.” pic.twitter.com/FeRCZWwghZ
— barney farmer (@barneyfarmer) June 11, 2018
The readership of the Daily Express get angry and take to the streets… pic.twitter.com/0YOFQ78Tgv
— Dave Jones (@WelshGasDoc) June 11, 2018
Gotta love that dainty whom from The Express. Like putting a pearl on top of a human log. pic.twitter.com/pJ5lntk6qZ
— John Niven HQ (@estellecostanza) June 12, 2018
1. The Daily Express is now owned by the same company as the Mirror
2. Its editor worked at the Sunday Mirror until earlier this year
3. He apologised for “downright offensive” front pages in April
4. It is *elected MPs* who vote tomorrow
5. This front page is a fucking disgrace pic.twitter.com/aUp1Ca56wC
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) June 11, 2018
On the day Jack Renshaw pleads guilty to planning to murder a Labour MP with a machete, the Daily Express does this.
Im all for freedom of the press, but this is incitement to violence and has to be stopped. pic.twitter.com/6BnITomRCo
— Wolfie. (@Tpopularfront) June 12, 2018
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) June 11, 2018
And here is Labour MP Chuka Umunna talking about it in the House of Commons just now.
Chuka Umunna Point of Order – The front page of today's Daily Express is a threat pure and simple & an attempt to intimidate & threaten members ahead of the #EUWithdrawalBill votes today.#StopBrexit #FBPE pic.twitter.com/5wnWGTjGrP
— Haggis_UK – #FBPE (@Haggis_UK) June 12, 2018