“Dover and Out”: UK Tabloid Celebrates Brexit in Grand Style

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on Tuesday. To celebrate, pro-sovereignty tabloid The Sun projected giant images on the iconic White Cliffs of Dover facing the continent.

“We have enormous optimism about our country,” The Sun’s editorial board said, “controlling our own laws and borders and trading independently with the vast and fast-growing nations of the wider world for the first time since the 1970s.”

They added, “As a paper that has railed against EU excesses for so long, helped keep Britain out of the disastrous euro and campaigned fiercely for Leave last year, The Sun is of course delighted.”

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  1. Profile photo of TheRoyalFamily Member

    Meanwhile, in Italy:

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    • March 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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  2. Profile photo of Mike LaRoche Thatcher

    There will always be an England.

    • #2
    • March 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    TheRoyalFamily (View Comment):
    Meanwhile, in Italy:

    Unite or perish? Well that is certainly not hysterical fear mongering.

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    • March 28, 2017 at 4:22 pm
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  4. Profile photo of La Tapada Member

    I love it! Good for The Sun.

    • #4
    • March 28, 2017 at 4:24 pm
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  5. Profile photo of Belt Member

    Yeah, when I say that slogan from Italy, I wondered, how much does the EU need Italy, versus how much Italy needs the EU?

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    • March 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REL51tm3J_I

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    • March 28, 2017 at 7:16 pm
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    profdlp (View Comment):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REL51tm3J_I

    Pro,

    With all due respect, nobody can do it quite like our girl. She is the original original.

    Regards.

    Jim

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    • March 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    Belt (View Comment):
    Yeah, when I say that slogan from Italy, I wondered, how much does the EU need Italy, versus how much Italy needs the EU?

    It’s the principal. Italy may not be a particular asset to the EU, the nation is rife with difficulties, however any nation contemplating the UK’s lead is a threat to the entire project.

    The possibility that voters could even consider it and weigh the pros and cons is dangerous to Brussels, the entire insane project is driven far more by ideology than by innate logic. Projects such as this mimic extreme religious dogma.

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    • March 28, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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  9. Profile photo of Chris Campion Thatcher

    This needs a “Ben” in front of it. Big Ben, perhaps?

    • #9
    • March 29, 2017 at 3:43 am
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    profdlp (View Comment):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REL51tm3J_I

    Pro,

    With all due respect, nobody can do it quite like our girl. She is the original original.

    Regards.

    Jim

    She recently turned 100 too.

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    • March 29, 2017 at 5:31 am
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    outlaws6688 (View Comment):
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    outlaw,

    You know I don’t really understand why. She wrote the definitive Thatcher Biography. She got her doctorate at Oxford. A more nimble mind I can’t remember.

    Is a puzzlement!

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • March 29, 2017 at 7:19 am
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    TheRoyalFamily (View Comment):
    Meanwhile, in Italy:

    This is particularly funny as the popular 5 Star movement is preparing to push Italy out of the Euro, a first step towards more independence from Brussels.

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    • March 29, 2017 at 8:35 am
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    James Gawron (View Comment):

    outlaws6688 (View Comment):
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    outlaw,

    You know I don’t really understand why. She wrote the definitive Thatcher Biography. She got her doctorate at Oxford. A more nimble mind I can’t remember.

    Is a puzzlement!

    Regards,

    Jim

    For sure it is!

    • #13
    • March 29, 2017 at 10:20 am
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  14. Profile photo of outlaws6688 Coolidge

    All I said is that a contributor who will remain nameless is 100 percent for the EU. I guess you can’t point out people’s positions anymore.

    • #14
    • March 30, 2017 at 7:18 am
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