Billboards to fight Brexit and remind Brexiters their own words.


We are trolling Brexit leaders with their own words. The truth is painful sometimes.



When we started this we were six friends who wanted to highlight the hypocrisy of our politicians on Brexit.

Armed with ladders, roller brushes and a treasure trove of damning statements by our leaders, we slapped up their biggest lies onto posters around the country.

But this guerrilla operation has its limitations. Firstly, the people who own those billboards generally tear ours down or cover them up after a day.

Secondly, we only have so many arms that can do this work (and small kids who need our attention too).

And thirdly, we’ve got loads more amazing quotes (Boris, IDS, Farage...) that need to be out there.

So, we’re proposing to do something different: to turn this guerrilla operation into one of the biggest people-funded billboard protests this country has ever seen.

We’re told that while the price does vary, these billboards cost about £1,000. And they stay up FOR A WHOLE MONTH.

So, if we raise £10,000 we can put up 10 of these billboards. If (if, if...) we raise over that we can plaster them all over the country. We’ll be asking you all on social media to vote on which ones to choose and where they should go.

Can we pull this off together?

We all have family, friends and loved ones who voted Leave. Many of them believed the words of these politicians. By putting up their quotes as billboards we can all compare the promises made with reality. (they’re not all tweets, but they’re all real quotes.)

Over 4,000 people have already chipped in and we have now sailed past £113,000 raised!

Only seven more days to go (and a lot more quotes to slap up), so spread the word and let’s paste these all over the UK.

Support this initiative today!

Let’s cut through today’s chaos by showing our fellow citizens that this Brexit failure was founded on lies and hypocrisy.

Our country is better than this.🔷


Here is a list of all the billboards we’ve put up so far...


“Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice - stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband.” — David Cameron
A10, London.

“There will be no downside to Brexit, only a considerable upside.” — David Davis.
Clapton.

“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” — Michael Gove.
Romford.

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but... we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.” — Dominic Raab.
Tower Street, Dover.

“The Free Trade Agreement that we will do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history.” — Liam Fox
Folkestone Road, Dover.

“We could have two referendums. As it happens it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is complete.” — Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Bridge Street, Dover.

“Remaining a member of the European Union means we will be more secure from crime and terrorism.” — Theresa May.
London Road, Dover.

“Fuck business.” — Boris Johnson.
Two minutes from the Jaguar Land Rover factory, Solihull.

“There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal.” — Boris Johnson.
Armley Road, Leeds.

“In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.” — Nigel Farage.
Stanningley Road, Leeds.

“We could have two referendums. As it happens it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.” — Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

“Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy - the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.” — John Redwood.
Commercial Road, Leeds.

“The Free Trade Agreement that we will do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history.” - Disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
Pontefract Road, Leeds.

“In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.” — Nigel Farage.
The Arsenal, London.

“Taking back control is a careful change, not a sudden step - we will negotiate the terms of a new deal before we start any legal process to leave.” — Vote Leave.
Finsbury Park, London.

“There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal.” — Boris Johnson.
Hoe Street, London.

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but... we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.” — Dominic Raab.
Anchor Inn, Birmingham.

“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” — Michael Gove.
Keighley, Yorkshire.

“I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this but... we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.” — Dominic Raab.
Dartford, Kent.

“I believe it is clearly in our national interest to remain a member of the European Union.” — Theresa May.
Highbury Grove, London.

“The Free Trade Agreement that we will do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history.” — Disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
Wolverhampton.

“I believe it is clearly in our national interest to remain a member of the European Union.” — Theresa May.
Mansfield.

“If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.” — David Davis.
Crewe.

“We could have two referendums. As it happens it might make more sense to have the second referendum after the renegotiation is complete.” — Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Old Market roundabout, Bristol.

“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” — Michael Gove.
Chilver Street, Greenwich.

“I never promised it would be a huge success.” — Nigel Farage.
Harrogate, Yorkshire.

“The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want.” - Michael Gove.
Rochdale.

“There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal.” — Boris Johnson.
Glasgow Barrowlands.

“I never promised it would be a huge success.” — Nigel Farage.
Digbeth High Road, Birmingham.

“Getting out of the EU can be quick and easy - the UK holds most of the cards in any negotiation.” — John Redwood.
Barford Street, Birmingham.

“Taking back control is a careful change, not a sudden step - we will negotiate the terms of a new deal before we start any legal process to leave.” - Vote Leave.
Stratford Road, Birmingham.

“If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.” — David Davis.
Bristol Road South, Birmingham.

“In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way.” — Nigel Farage.
The Old Post Office, Cannock.

“There is no plan for no deal, because we're going to get a great deal.” — Boris Johnson.
West Bromwich.

“Project Fear claims Nissan would scale back UK operation could not have been further from the truth.” — Leave.EU.
Leave.EU HQ, Bristol.

“I don’t think the UK should leave the EU. I think it would be a disaster for our economy and it would lead to a decade of economic and political uncertainty.” — Andrea Leadsom.
Cardiff.

“There is no plan for no deal, because we’re going to get a great deal.” — Boris Johnson.
Bristol.



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