Anti-Brexit campaigners Led by Donkeys are putting up a new set of billboards, and this time they’ve decided to use them to ‘release’ Nigel Farage’s party’s manifesto.
Farage announced at a campaign event that he would not publish any sort of manifesto until after the EU elections.
READ: Nigel Farage REFUSES to publish a Brexit Party manifesto until after EU elections“Nigel Farage has refused to publish one ahead of the elections so we’ve done it for him based on his own words and the statements and policies of his Brexit Party candidates,” said Led by Donkeys on their website, adding that they think it’s important to hold Farage and his candidates to account.
The first billboard in Coventry has mimicked The Brexit Party’s branding and highlighted Nigel Farage’s documented position on the NHS, quoting a speech he gave saying “we need to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare”.
A vote for the Brexit Party is a vote against the NHS. pic.twitter.com/7OXma8sjGs— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) May 16, 2019
They’ve also posted a clip of some of the speech on Twitter, adding the comment: “A vote for The Brexit Party is a vote against the NHS”.
In the clip, Farage adds: “Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I was able to do that through the marketplace of an insurance company.”
Further billboards remind voters that Nigel Farage has in the past condemned increased maternity pay and of Anne Widdecombe’s well-documented position on homosexuality.
The campaigners came to national attention after they started covering billboards with politicians’ and Brexiteers’ words on Brexit – which often contradict their current positions – rendered as tweets.
Brexit Party candidate @JGBartholomew wants to destroy our National Health Service. He's written books on how to do it. A vote for the Brexit Party is a vote against the NHS. (Location: Abbey Road, Neath) pic.twitter.com/9QiEzhNiDH— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) May 16, 2019
Brexit Party leader @Nigel_Farage hasn't published a manifesto. Until he does we have to assume his public statements are his party's policies. Like less maternity pay for new mums. See https://t.co/HcM18KVdbS for more. (Location: East Rich, Taunton) pic.twitter.com/Dz6Jymaole— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) May 16, 2019
The Brexit Party has refused to publish a manifesto, so we're assuming their leaders' past statements are the party's policies. Like targeting people who happen to be gay. See https://t.co/HcM18KVdbS for more. (Location: Purewell Cross Rd, Christchurch) pic.twitter.com/jl6IvGshEN— Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) May 17, 2019