A petition has been launched to officially name a Kent lorry park after the man who led the campaign to leave the EU.
The change.org petition is lobbying Kent Council to name the area, created for vehicles queuing to access the port of Dover following Brexit, after Nigel Farage.
The site is where lorries will have to process paperwork before they continue their journeys after the Brexit transition period.
The piece of land in Ashford has already been dubbed the ‘Farage Garage’ but the petition wants to officially name the site something else.
The petition’s creator, Gareth Evans, requests that the new lorry park be named ‘Nigel’s Folly’.
So far, over 6,000 people have signed it.
On the petition’s website, Evans writes:
Without his years of selfish grift, dissembling and misapplied zeal on the behalf of the more gullible voters of Kent this project just would not be happening.
He sarcastically continues:
It is fitting that every lorry driver, every commuter and every local resident has a chance to link this fine example of civil engineering to its true hero.
Up to 1,700 lorries will be able to park at the new facility, which is currently under construction. The government refers to it as an “inland border facility”.
But Evans has a less than complimentary way of referring to it. He calls the lorry park a “diesel-soaked Valhalla”.