The front page of Thursday's Daily Mail asked a pretty lofty question regarding the forthcoming referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union:

A few things rankled about the front page editorial which attacked what it sees as David Cameron's lacklustre compromises on staying in the EU.

Firstly, the idea that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland don't need speaking for.

Secondly, that a lot of people are speaking for England what with months of debates in London and Brussels, the prime minister's negotiations with EU leaders to produce the current deal on offer, and the forthcoming referendum in which every citizen of the United Kingdom eligible to vote will have the opportunity to do so.

But please, someone SPEAK FOR ENGLAND.

Probably foremost, though, is the Mail's invocation of Godwin's Law, or that Hitler inevitably gets mentioned if arguments go on long enough, even though we're still months away from a vote.

The editorial, after drawing parallels between parliamentary statements about the Nazis in 1939 and the EU in the present day, reads:

Nobody is suggesting there are any parallels whatever between the Nazis and the EU.


The front page brought out the best of Twitter, as #WhoWillSpeakForEngland made a mockery of the bizarre plea:

Who do you think should speak for England? Vote in our poll:

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