Joking aside. Actually yes. It would absolutely surprise me. For the following two reasons:
1) British have lost all spine in 2003 with Iraq. Since then UK is a colony of US and nobody even protests or dares to. If the British do a single act of defiance to the US government that does not actually prove to be a result of infighting within the US government, then we can talk. Until then, no.
2) The paper is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who is one of the owners of US. A group of wealthy people who control both the US government actions and the media, sidestepping the pesky 1st amendment. But he does not, in fact, directly control UK government, except as a proxy through the US government.
I hope this explanation helps you to understand the situation better and addresses your "no insight" comment.