When we started out in January we were four friends who wanted to highlight the hypocrisy of our politicians on Brexit.
Armed with a ladder, roller brush and a treasure trove of damning statements by our leaders, we flyposted their biggest lies on billboards around the country.
With our generous partners taking care of the kids in the evenings we went out and pasted up these posters ourselves. But there was only so much we could do on our own.
That’s when we decided to go legit and setup a crowdfunder to see if together we could raise the funds to put these quotes up across the country. And we have, in a big way.
Since then we’ve bought hundreds of billboards across the country (they cost on average about £1,000 each) and generated countless media stories and conversations across the nation about how we got to this crisis.
But we haven’t just stopped at billboards. We’ve chased Nigel Farage with advans, projected onto the White Cliffs of Dover, unfurled an 800sqm banner in Parliament Square, carved a quote in a beach you can see from space and ploughed a message in a field a mile long. And that’s just some of it.
All our billboards, projections and other interventions are 100% funded through this page. The more we can raise, the more we can do. It’s that simple.
We all have family, friends and loved ones who voted Leave. Many of them believed the words of these politicians.
By putting up their quotes in creative ways we can all compare the promises made with reality.
Let's cut through today's chaos by showing our fellow citizens that this Brexit failure was founded on lies and hypocrisy.
Huge thanks for being an essential part of it,
Led By Donkeys (Ben, James, Olly and Will) x
PS If you're not familiar with our stuff, here's a tiny taster of what we've been up to (have a look at our Twitter page for all of it):
Reminding the country of Michael Gove's epic hypocrisy
Spoofing the government's wasteful £100m Get Ready for Brexit campaign with billboards and projections across the country
Highlighting the words of Boris Johnson's key advisor to the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester
Projecting Boris's words about Donald Trump the morning he arrived in the UK for his state visit. Their face-to-face meeting was cancelled later that day.
We embarrassed leading Brexit supporter Trump when he arrived for his state visit by projecting his dismal approval ratings on the Tower of London.
Highlighted the lack of policies for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party by publishing their "manifesto::
Projected a message to mainland Europe on the White Cliffs of Dover:
Unfurled a giant 800 sqm banner in Parliament Square at the Put It To The People march:
Documented and exposed Nigel Farage's "epic protest march" for the pitiful event that it was
Redesigned Nigel Farage's racist "Breaking Point" poster to replace refugees with the faces of those who've delivered us to this moment of crisis
Showed Boris as the serial liar that he is:
And much, much more besides (you can see it all on our social media pages).