“Get Britain out of Europe,” headlines the Daily Express. With these words, the fiercely Eurosceptic daily has launched a self-styled “crusade”, the first of its kind, calling for the UK to say adieu to the EU. “After far too many years as the victims of Brussels larceny, bullying, over-regulation and all-round interference, the time has come for the British people to win back their country and restore legitimacy and accountability to their political process,” the Express leader writes. Offering readers an “EU Crusade Petition Coupon” to send to PM David Cameron as part of its campaign, the Express notes lyrically that “Britain is a land apart: A precious stone set in the silver sea, as Shakespeare so evocatively put it; a realm with a glorious island story stretching back a thousand years, with links to every continent and a language taken up throughout the world.”