Daily Mail ‘Crush the Saboteurs’ front page: ‘chilling, fascistic, deranged’. And what Lenin said in 1918
We’d call it peak Daily Mail, but it feels more serious than that.
Disgusting front page tomorrow from the Daily Mail pic.twitter.com/XCOptrWFeX
— The Sun Apologies (@SunApology) April 18, 2017
The Daily Hate lived up to its name today, after Theresa May’s surprise decision to call a general election on 8 June, labelling anyone who disagreed with the Tories’ “hard Brexit” a “saboteur”.
Here’s a flavour of the furious backlash it prompted on Twitter.
So now you’re a saboteur that needs to be crushed if you didn’t vote for Brexit (Daily Mail). What kind of country have we become? #Remain
— charlyallain (@pmontpellier) April 19, 2017
This is not democratic tradition dissent and debate of which we are proud -Britain deserves a better future than this chilling tone offers.. https://t.co/haSvhNCLHx
— stellacreasy (@stellacreasy) April 18, 2017
Stalin killed millions by labeling people saboteurs and enemies of the people. Literally the same words as the Mail. Chilling. pic.twitter.com/QIBPrL2HtH
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) April 18, 2017
Tomorrow’s Daily Mail front page translated pic.twitter.com/N6BNHCEUY3
"Crush the Saboteurs". If you wrote that as a headline in a dystopian satire, you'd be worried you were laying it on too thick.
— Chris Brosnahan (@ChrisBrosnahan) April 18, 2017
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 18, 2017
This kind of hate and aggression is the last thing the country needs. https://t.co/y3ZzfOfv30
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 18, 2017
— Nick Reeves – 48% (@nickreeves9876) April 19, 2017
In 1906 the Daily Mail coined the term ‘Suffragette’.
In 2017 they’ve christened the resistance ‘Saboteurs’.
Let’s get to it.
— Fern Riddell (@FernRiddell) April 19, 2017
Daily Mail ‘Crush The Saboteurs’ criticised for being ‘soft’ on rebels. pic.twitter.com/oyojN35Vvc
— Jolyon Rubinstein (@JolyonRubs) April 19, 2017
20 years ago Labour promised Things Can Only Get Better.
Today May promises to Crush The Saboteurs.
Choose Hope Not Threats.
Vote Labour pic.twitter.com/uje0RZEX88
— John Prescott (@johnprescott) April 18, 2017
And here’s what the Sun had to say.
That Daily Mail headline is awful, but the Sun is even more chilling: did it forget a Labour MP was murdered during the last national vote? pic.twitter.com/Xjl0FLuZrD
— Claire Phipps (@Claire_Phipps) April 19, 2017
“All their ferocity was turned outwards, against enemies of the State, foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals” – Orwell, 1984 pic.twitter.com/S7mur9m1N9
— Steve Anglesey (@sanglesey) April 19, 2017
Crush the Saboteurs. pic.twitter.com/yi4r62SQjJ
— Richard Littler (@richard_littler) April 19, 2017
The last time “Crush the Saboteurs” was heard, it came from Lenin at the Communist party purges in 1918 – history repeats itself….
— Man In The Shed (@Think_Blue_Sky) April 19, 2017
“Crush the saboteurs!” howls the Daily Mail, in a no doubt unwitting tribute to Lenin. pic.twitter.com/0qJ89AQi75
— Why to vote Green (@WhyToVoteGreen) April 18, 2017
I am starting to think the Daily Mail might not be as balanced and open hearted as we thought.
— Matt Haig (@matthaig1) April 19, 2017
Only 50 days (or so) ’til election day, folks!
— Anna Turley MP (@annaturley) April 18, 2017