‘Don’t be Mark Francois’ - Tory HQ trolled with clips of Boris Johnson on October 31st
- Credit: Archant
The Led By Donkeys campaigners have trolled Conservative Party headquarters with clips of Boris Johnson insisting the UK would leave the EU on October 31st.
The anti-Brexit activists hired a mobile billboard van with loudspeakers to blast out clips of the prime minister continually interrating his "do or die" pledge.
It includes clips of Boris Johnson in the House of Commons, outside Downing Street, and interviews during the leadership election.
But it also includes clips of Tory Brexiteer MP Mark Francois insisting he had been assured by Boris Johnson that we would leave on October 31st.
In the clip from the summer, Francois explained why he backed Johnson.
You may also want to watch:
He said: "I looked him in the eye, I've known him 20 years, and said, 'Boris if you become prime minister, do you give me your word we'll leave on the 31st of October, come hell or high water,' and he said, 'look, we've got to leave, otherwise the Tory Party are finished. We're leaving,' that's what swung it for me."
The Led By Donkeys campaigners have blasted the clips outside Tory Party HQ on the day the UK was meant to leave the European Union.
- 1 Boris Johnson: Liar of the land
- 2 Why so many on the left think Jews don't count
- 3 Bookmakers rate chances of UK rejoining EU by 2026 at 5/1
- 4 Campaign urges Brits to declare themselves 'European' on 2021 census
- 5 French diplomat brands Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will blame Brexit costs on Covid
- 6 The end of Britain is nigh: Here's how, when and why...
- 7 David Lammy: Don't fall for the right's culture wars trap
- 8 What would Matt Hancock have to do for Labour to call for him to go?
- 9 World's largest daffodil farm forced to let flowers rot in fields due to Brexit staffing issues
- 10 The Finnish city aiming for carbon neutrality in just four years
In one scene Tory party chairman James Cleverly is seen leaving his ministerial car as the video plays out.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.