Greenpeace seizes Vote Leave battlebus to demand ‘truth’ about Brexit

Written by Rod Muir on 18 July 2016 in Diary

The campaign group is covering Vote Leave ‘lies’ with questions for Theresa May

How to ensure that the government does not wriggle out of telling the full story about what Brexit means for Britain?

The answer – according to one leading campaign group – is to get hold of the Brexit battle bus that transported Boris Johnson and others around country in the run up to the referendum. And to give it a makeover.

Greenpeace has hired the exact same bus that was used by the Leave campaign, adorned with the misleading claim that ‘we send the EU £350 million a week’ and a suggestion that this cash could be spent on the NHS instead.

The environmental group has called on the public to submit questions for Theresa May and her cabinet and is displaying them on stickers over the top of what it calls the Leave campaign's "lies" about EU funding.

The public's questions are forming a montage that will spell out the words "TIME FOR TRUTH" in huge white letters for the stunt.

“The referendum campaign was marred by exaggerations and lies, but now we need the truth,” Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said.

“People want to know what ministers will do to keep our rivers and beaches clean once EU environment laws no longer apply in Britain. They want to know what the Government will do about air pollution and climate change after we Brexit. Some just want to know if their European friends will be allowed to stay here. Only 329 MPs got to vote on who the next prime minister would be.

“The public didn't get a say, they want answers about the future, and this time they want the truth.”

As eyecatching political stunts go, this one could take some beating.













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