Brexit campaign group Leave EU roasted over resurfaced tweet about Dyson 'investing in UK's future'


Twitter really is the most bizarre of time machines, where things that have been said in the past continuously come back to haunt all manner of people.

The likes of Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway and Kevin Hart have all fallen victim to things that they really shouldn't have said on social media.

This also goes for unofficial referendum campaigns that broke electoral law.

Way back in March 2017, the Leave.EU campaign, co-founded by Arron Banks, shared a tweet about technology company Dyson investing £2.5bn in the UK and dismissing fears that the company would leave the UK after it left the EU.

Just under two years later and this 'vote of confidence' is already unravelling.

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Sir James Dyson, a vocal supporter of Brexit, would be relocating his company's headquarters from Malmesbury, Wiltshire to Singapore, Asia.

The BBCreports that the move means that chief financial officer Jorn Jensen and chief legal officer Martin Bowen will set up shop in Singapore and that jobs and workers in the UK will not be affected.

The technology pioneer was immediately accused of hypocrisy but a statement from their chief executive, Jim Rowan, said that the move wasn't related to Brexit.

It’s about making sure we are future-proofed. There are huge revenue opportunities in Singapore, China is the poster child of that.

The tax difference is negligible for us, we are taxed all over the world and we will continue to pay tax in the UK.

We will continue to invest in the UK, in Malmesbury, in Bristol and London.

While Dyson is free to build their vacuums wherever they please, the Leave.EU tweet has been getting a lot more attention in the past 24 hours due to the sheer irony of the situation.

Leave.EU, perhaps realising the size of the egg on their face, has since responded to the many tweets that have been appearing in their notifications in the past 24 hours by quoting the BBC report.

This, again, didn't go quite to plan for Leave.EU.

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