|Front page of The Sun, post-George Osborne's budget speech, 21st March|
Do those same readers, however, understand the barbed comment behind the 'Budget Coverage as Approved by the Ministry of Truth' banner?
Ostensibly, those words mean that The Sun's details are completely accurate, whereas those watching carefully the behaviour of the papers since the apparently unfavourable Commons vote on Monday on regulation of the press, will be aware of a deeper, more vengeful sentiment.
On the 18th of March, The Sun's readers were treated to a very impressive, but startlingly hyperbolic image and quotation from Winston Churchill:-
It was accompanied by this article.
Tomorrow, many of the nationals, except for the Daily Express and the Mail, carry very strong front pages too (they can be seen on the left of this #pressreform page) although none have elicited such shock from many Twitter users as that from The Sun:-