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12 June 2018

“Ignore the will of the people at your peril”: Tabloids threaten MPs on Brexit vote

“A warning for our elected representatives.”

By media mole

Threatening Brexit front page, case 348768756.

Yes, as MPs vote on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill today, some of our tabloids have come over a bit mafioso.

“We have one simple warning to our elected representatives…” growls the Express splash on a – surprise surprise – lurid Union Jack background. “IGNORE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AT YOUR PERIL”.

Pictures: Twitter

What are they going to do? Dress a reporter up as St George and waggle a little spear at Tory rebels?

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The Sun, too, warns MPs to choose “GREAT BRITAIN” or else it’ll be a “GREAT BETRAYAL”. This is on a backdrop of all things GREAT about Britain – war planes, belching power stations, rollercoasters, footballs, a mythical Scottish monster, and some sheep.

But your mole reckons it looks like quite a bit that makes up “GREAT BRITAIN” would prefer the other option – the Shard, Houses of Parliament, red bus and Loch Ness Monster all exist in regions that voted heavily for Remain, after all…