Led By Donkeys take swipe at Boris Johnson with massive billboard blasting handling of coronavirus pandemic
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Political campaigners Led By Donkeys have revealed their latest billboard which blasts Boris Johnson for delivering the highest death toll in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.
The group, who made their mark for anti-Brexit billboards, plastered a Goliath-sized poster of the now infamous picture of Boris Johnson dangling from a zip wire while he was mayor of London onto a billboard in the English capital.
Seen in south west London, the poster shows Johnson holding signs saying 'locked down late' and 'highest death toll in Europe'.
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A large but simple 'incompetent' slogan runs beside him in what is the latest swipe at the prime minister.
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The group's latest stunt shines the spotlight on what has been a dismal for the government.
On Wednesday, it was reported the UK has suffered the largest recession of any G7 country, on top of having the highest excess death rate from the coronavirus in Europe.
The UK's economy shrunk by 20.4% between April and June, making it the worst-hit country in Europe, with Portugal in distant second place with 14.1%.
By contrast, Germany, which claimed to have one of the lowest death rates in Europe, saw a drop of 10.1%.
Responding to a video of the poster on the group's Twitter page, Monty Thoreau wrote: 'When the other European economies on this list were entering lockdown with clear messaging, Johnson was sat on a daytime telly couch playing chinny boxer.'
Lawyer A J Perrigo called it 'brilliant'. 'Any chance of having this one as a twitter banner?'
@whynothomer thanked the group. 'Thank god there's someone out there trying to get the truth out,' she wrote, adding 'Think you should head out to places like Stoke on Trent and Sunderland... Wake up people.'
'Beautiful! Nice one lads,' Suzanne Finlay posted.
@Killitrekker suggested the picture showed 'World beating incompetence!' by Johnson and his ministers.
The Twitter account for the European Movement in Oswestry and North Shropshire said the group was 'on point once again!'
Andy Powell wrote: 'Needs a third flag, 'biggest G7 economic downturn'. And I've got an idea where you can stick it.'
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