Dominic Raab's infamous quote about the Dover-Calais crossing appears in huge anti-Brexit projection on the cliffs of Dover

Greg Evans
Friday 05 April 2019 10:30
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The activist group Led By Donkeys have been waging a smart, creative and poignant battle against Brexiteers this year and the scale of their stunts knows no bounds.

Just a few weeks after unveiling a huge banner featuring a quote from David Davis at the 'Put it to the People march' they have taken their campaign to the iconic cliffs of Dover.

They started their newest and arguably biggest protest to date, with a series of protections that highlighted just how many people had signed the revoke article 50 petition and an appeal to the EU.

They then sent a tweet addressed to Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel urging them to hear the UK's SOS distress call.

Macron doesn't appear to have responded to it yet but it did grab the attention of Guy Verhofstadt the EU's Brexit coordinator.

They weren't done there though and the cherry on the cake was another glimpse at that now-infamous quote from the former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab.

Back in November the Tory MP said to a live audience, at a technology event in London, that he didn't realise how important the trade route between Dover and Calais was to the UK.

We want a bespoke arrangement on goods which recognises the peculiar, frankly, geographic economic entity that is the United Kingdom.

We are, and I hadn’t quite understood the full extent of this, if you look at the UK and look at how we trade in goods, we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.

Since then, this quote has followed Raab around like a bad smell and now it has found its spiritual home on the cliffs of Dover - and people loved it.

Considering that Raab actually blocked Led By Donkeys, people were doing the utmost to make sure that he saw it.

HT Evening Standard

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