‘Collect your prize for being the biggest liar ever’ - Protester heckles Boris

Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Ce

Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party annual conference at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Credit: PA

An anti-Brexit protester has heckled Boris Johnson as he arrives at Conservative party conference for his big speech.

Anti-Brexit campaigner Steven Bray, from Bridgend, used a loudhailer to heckle Mr Johnson through a security fence as he arrived at the conference hotel.

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'Come and collect your prize for biggest liar ever,' shouted Mr Bray, a member of the Stand Of Defiance European Movement who regularly demonstrates outside Parliament.

'Bollocks to Brexit and bollocks to Boris.'

As he was approached by a policeman who asked him to stop swearing, he said: 'No, 'bollocks' is alright, because of the Sex Pistols court case in the 1970s.'


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Boris Johnson's one-day visit to the Birmingham conference also had mixed reaction inside the venue too.

Business minister Claire Perry told Sky News: 'It's a travelling circus that comes to town. He thrives on publicity, he doesn't have a policy backbone anywhere on him. Who doesn't want to see the court jester arrive? But behind the scenes all the deadly serious work of delivering Brexit goes on.'

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Colin Belsey, a 73-year-old councillor from Eastbourne, said if Johnson 'had been a gentleman he wouldn't have come'.

'But he has come, so be it, and there'll be several hundred-odd people wanting to listen to him, that's fine, but I won't be rushing out there to listen to him.'

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