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

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:17 02 October 2018

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

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

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.

MORE: May proposes a £120m festival celebrating Brexit Britain

“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.”

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.”

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.”

MORE: Crowds march on Tory conference urging the government to ‘Bin Brexit’

MORE: Now Aldi is considering Brexit stockpiling, boss admits

You've seen the news, now discover the story

The New European is committed to providing in-depth analysis of the Brexit process, its implications and progress as well as celebrating European life.

Try 13 weeks for £13

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.

Find out more

Latest Articles

Most Read

 

latest issue

ANTI-BREXIT EVENTS

Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.

Newsletter Sign Up

The New European weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy