Social media users rubbish The Sun’s bizarre front ahead of Commons vote

Front covers of the Daily Express and The Sun

Front covers of the Daily Express and The Sun - Credit: Archant

The Sun's front cover has sparked confusion and hilarity on social media after the paper launched another pro-Brexit tirade against Remainer MPs.

The newspaper – alongside the Daily Express – ran a screaming headline warning MPs not to vote against the government ahead of crucial legislation on Britain's withdrawal from the EU returning to the Commons.

The front page says MPs 'have a choice' in the Commons: 'Great Britain or Great Betrayal.' But it is the ludicrous illustration of objects loosely associated with Britain scattered around the page that prompted many to poke fun at Rupert Murdoch's red top.

Nathan Wright dissects the front page of The Sun (Image: The Sun/Nathan Wright)

Nathan Wright dissects the front page of The Sun (Image: The Sun/Nathan Wright) - Credit: Archant

Many of the items used to apparently highlight the best of British have very strong connections to Europe and even further afield.

One user tweeted: 'Has anyone told The Sun that the Angel of the North was part-funded by a £150,000 grant from the EU's European Regional Development Fund?'

https://twitter.com/gavinsblog/status/1006298922418163712

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Others questioned the use of the Loch Ness Monster and power stations to represent the best of Britain.

'The Sun have really nailed all the best things about Britain here. seagulls, some sheep, some stones, the Loch Ness Monster, power stations and loads of pollution, a roller coaster, a bus.'

https://twitter.com/Otto_English/status/1006294392032956416

The above image, posted by Nathan Wright on The New European readers group, dissects the newspaper in more detail.

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The editorial on the front page states: 'Rebel Tory MPs could today destroy their prime minister, their government and the Brexit the 17.4m majority voted for.'

https://twitter.com/MrsCarrothead/status/1006448859369951232

It adds: 'In the end Remainer MPs have a simple choice: trust the people of Great Britain... or trigger a shameful betrayal.'

https://twitter.com/ajrdurham/status/1006471723527622657

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