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.
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.
It simply reads: “Why is Boris back?”
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!”