New billboard campaign portrays Nigel Farage with Boris Johnson in his pocket

The latest billboard from the People's Vote campaign shows Nigel Farage with Boris Johnson in his po

The latest billboard from the People's Vote campaign shows Nigel Farage with Boris Johnson in his pocket. Photograph: People's Vote. - Credit: Archant

The People's Vote campaign is launching a new advertising campaign featuring an image of Boris Johnson in the pocket of Nigel Farage.

The campaign is designed to highlight how Nigel Farage's destructive no-deal agenda is driving the race to become the next prime mninister, with the front-runner Boris Johnson increasingly adopting the hard-line position of crashing our country out of the EU without a deal on 31 October.

The campaign will be launched with an ad van outside Bournemouth Pavilion, the venue for the latest hustings event in the Conservative leadership contest.

A spokesperson for the People's Vote campaign explained the rationale for the billboard.

"Nigel Farage has got Boris Johnson in his pocket. Farage's extremist vision of Brexit has been adopted by both candidates to become the next prime minister of our country, but it's Boris Johnson, the front-runner, who is increasingly talking up the Farageist vision of a destructive No Deal, 'Do or Die'.

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"Nigel Farage has failed seven times to be elected to parliament, so it's completely undemocratic to allow him to dictate the direction of Brexit, the most important issue that has faced our country in generations. And it's outrageous that only 160,000 Conservative members, representing just 0.25% of the population, many of whom voted for the Brexit Party at the European Elections, will be the only ones to get a say on where we go with Brexit.

"With Boris Johnson in Farage's pocket, the only way to deliver a lasting and stable conclusion to the Brexit crisis is to let the public have the final say. That's why the People's Vote campaign has launched an all-out offensive with rallies and events across the entire UK through the summer and into the autumn, culminating in another huge march through central London on October 12. It's time for the public to be heard."

It follows the latest billboard campaign from Led By Donkeys, which aims to expose the hypocrisy of Boris Johnson.

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