Burger King advert mocking Vote Leave’s Brexit battle bus goes viral

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Evening Standard by Naomi Ackerman 

A Burger King advert which mocked the Vote Leave Brexit battle bus has become an online sensation. 

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The advert, which appears on the side of a red London bus, says: “Another Whopper on the side of a bus. Must be an election.”

It mocks Vote Leave’s claims, which appeared on the side of their battle bus during the EU referendum, that the UK sends £350 million a week to the EU, which Boris Johnson suggested could instead be spent on the NHS. 

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The claim has been regularly criticised since, with UK Statistics Authority chairman Sir David Nosgrove describing it as a “clear misuse” of official figures.

There was also an attempt made for Mr Johnson to face criminal prosecution over the claim, though this was dropped after the Prime Minister won a High Court challenge.

The traditional routemaster featuring the advert  – and a picture of Burger King’s trademark burger – has been spotted travelling around central London.

Pictures of the bus were immediately posted online by people working in the area or passing by. 

Famous Campaigns, a Twitter account which looks at marketing campaigns, wrote: “Well played Burger King – election nonsense jacking at its finest.”

Baby Driver film director Edgar Wright posted an image of the bus to his 814,000 Twitter followers with the comment: “Burger King with their own spin on #F**kBoris.” 

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Twitter user Mark Crosby believed the stunt was the “advert of the year”. The advert features on the side of a red London bus (Burger King) 

Another simply commented: “Bravo, Burger King”, while another said: “I’m voting Burger King for Prime Minister.”

A Burger King spokesperson told the Standard: “As the Home of the Whopper®, we felt that if anyone has the right to stick whoppers on the side of a bus, it’s us.

“So naturally, we’ve taken the opportunity to shine a light on our iconic Whopper® in all its flame-grilled glory.”

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Burger King advert mocking Vote Leave’s Brexit battle bus goes viral

A Burger King advert which mocked the Vote Leave Brexit battle bus has become an online sensation. The advert, which appears on the side of a red London bus, says: “Another Whopper on the side of a bus. Must be an election.”

ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox A Burger King advert which mocked the Vote Leave Brexit battle bus has become an online sensation. The advert, which appears on the side of a red London bus, says: “Another Whopper on the side of a bus.

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