Michael Gove targeted with Brexit-themed billboard

Michael Gove poster

The poster featuring Michael Gove's Brexit predictions. Image: Led By Donkeys/Twitter

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

An optimistic tweet posted by Michael Gove ahead of the EU Referendum has appeared on a billboard in Essex.

The post, written in April 2016, predicted that the UK would "hold all the cards" if it voted to leave the European Union.

"The day after we vote to leave, we hold all the cards and we can choose the path we want," it read.

The tweet has now appeared on a billboard in Romford, as part of a campaign by Led By Donkeys to unearth the old Brexit predictions written by "Brexit leaders".

It was spotted today, as a vote on Theresa May's divisive Brexit deal is set to take place.

In stark contrast to his now-immortalised tweet, Mr Gove today urged MPs to vote for the Prime Minister's deal, which includes the controversial backstop clause, that could see the UK tied to the Customs Union for an unspecified amount of time.

The poster is the third in a series of billboards, with the first featuring a tweet from David Cameron and the second, David Davis, who wrote: "There will be no downside to Brexit. Only a considerable upside."

talkRADIO confirmed that the first blown-up tweet had been illegally flyposted.