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'Why is Boris Back?' and more messages from public as Greenpeace hijacks his battle bus in Westminster protest

The party asked people to stick messages of hope on the bus used to display Boris Johnson's infamous NHS message during the EU referendum campaign

Stickers with messages of hope are being placed on Boris Johnson’s infamous EU battle bus to replace the “bold-faced lie” it pedalled during the EU referendum campaign.

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace has got hold of the very bus which controversially claimed: “We send the EU £350 million a week, let’s fund our NHS instead.”

It has parked the bus outside Parliament in Westminster and is asking members of the public to write thousands of messages of hope to cover up the lie it is accusing Boris of spreading.

Boris' battle bus was rebranded by Greenpeace for the Westminster protest (Pic: Jack Taylor/Getty)(Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Among the messages left on the bus is one that clearly hoped the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP and former London Mayor would retreat from the political limelight following his post-Brexit humiliation at the hands of Michael Gove.

He later took up the position of Foreign Secretary offered to him by the new Prime Minister Theresa May .

It simply reads: “Why is Boris back?”

Bumbling Boris struggles for words on his first day as Foreign Secretary

One of the messages left for Boris Johnson on the side of his re-branded Brexit battle bus(Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Other messages read 'Who is going to benefit from Brexit?' 'What is going to happen to immigrants' and 'When are you going to clean up our dirty air?'.

Another read: "I am really concerned about fracking in this country and really do not think it should be allowed."

One person simply asked: "Did we really need a referendum?".

Yet another claimed that many had voted to leave the EU on the bases of the 'false promise' written on the bus about the money that could be spent on the NHS.

'Time for truth'

Greenpeace said it was time for the truth to be told: “The EU referendum campaign was full of exaggerations and lies on both sides.

"With a brand new government now in place, we need to demand that our new leaders will shape our future on truth, not more lies.

“Theresa May, Boris Johnson and the rest of the new government need to hear what we are all concerned about most.

"Send your message to them and it will get added to the thousands of messages on the bus. Remember to be polite and respectful!”

How the bus used to look(Image: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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