Arron Banks and Theresa May trolled by anti-Brexit billboard campaign

PUBLISHED: 14:18 08 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:02 08 February 2019

Theresa May's comments before the EU referendum have been plastered on a billboard site in Mansfield. Photograph: Led By Donkeys/Twitter.

Theresa May's comments before the EU referendum have been plastered on a billboard site in Mansfield. Photograph: Led By Donkeys/Twitter.

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The latest tranche of billboards have been unveiled by the Led By Donkeys campaign - and target the prime minister as well as Leave.EU co-founder Arron Banks.

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A mobile billboard created by Led By Donkeys containing a tweet about Arron Banks. Photograph: Led By Donkeys/Twitter.A mobile billboard created by Led By Donkeys containing a tweet about Arron Banks. Photograph: Led By Donkeys/Twitter.

One of the campaign’s latest billboards contains a quote from Theresa May’s 2016 speech on the EU.

The message - which has been mocked up as a tweet - references her April 2016 speech at the Institute of Mechnical Engineers.

It reads: “I believe it is clearly in our national interest to remain a member of the European Union.”

It has been plastered on a site in Mansfield.

The group have also targeted Brexit donor Arron Banks using a series of tweets on a mobile billboard van.

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One of the tweets contains his comments made on Twitter before the referendum where he claims that ‘the Norway option’ is the best for the UK. Another promotes a BBC Breaking News tweet about investigations into his funding.

Led by Donkeys have so far created more than forty billboards across the UK - including a tweet from Boris Johnson in Bristol, a tweet from Michael Gove in Romford and a quote from the former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab in Dover.

A spokesperson told The New European last month the idea came from a chat down the pub.

“We were talking about whether Cameron would one day delete his ‘chaos with Ed Miliband’ tweet, and someone said: ‘Let’s turn it into a Tweet You Can’t Delete.’ It went from there.”

The group are now crowdfunding to raise money to increase coverage to additional poster sites.

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