Activists have defaced billboard adverts to demand a general election ahead of Tory MPs choosing Rishi Sunak as the country’s latest prime minister.
Some genuine adverts have been defaced and redesigned, including Fanta, Revolut, Google Pixel and Standard Life pensions. One originally advertising Jaeger jewellery now reads: “Can’t believe they want to recycle liar BoJo?” and ‘#GeneralElectionNow’.
The ‘brandalism’ has been spotted across London, including in Seven Sisters, Brixton, Herne Hill, Stockwell and Whitechapel. It started on Friday following Liz Truss’s resignation and continued on Monday.
The messages demand a general election, including one stating: “Climate crisis, energy crisis, profit crisis, Tory crisis #GeneralElectionNow.”
Following Liz Truss’s resignation and Rishi Sunak being chosen by Tory MPs as prime minister, calls for a general election have intensified and a protest is set to take place outside Downing Street on November 5.
A recent poll gave Labour a 36-point lead and in two recent polls 60 per cent of the UK said they wanted an immediate general election – before Liz Truss resigned.