See EU later: UK press toast historic day
LONDON: Gleeful Brexit-backing newspapers raised a toast yesterday as Britain prepared to serve notice on its European Union membership, but others feared turbulence ahead.
The Sun, Britain’s most popular newspaper, triumphantly beamed “SEE EU LATER” and “DOVER AND OUT” onto the White Cliffs of Dover, the closest point to continental Europe.
“It’s finally here. The most momentous day in Britain’s modern history,” the tabloid said.
“FREEDOM!” cried the Daily Mail, which also had sharp words for Brexit doubters.
The Daily Telegraph had a cartoon of May as Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story standing on a Union Jack bedsheet shouting “To infinity and beyond!”
“To the triggering of Article 50 and the accomplishment of an impossible dream. And to Britain’s whose future is full of potential.”
The Daily Express’s front page said: “Dear EU, we’re leaving you.”
Newspapers which had backed Britain staying in the EU sounded notes of caution.
“The eyes of history are watching”, The Times said on its front page.
The Guardian’s front page was a jigsaw map of Europe with Britain taken out. “Today Britain steps into the unknown,” its headline said.
“Dear EU, it’s time to go,” said the Daily Mirror’s front page. AFP
Yesterday’s edition of British newspapers.