Billboards Protesting 'Hard' Brexit Are Springing Up Around The Country

The group responsible has already raised £70,000

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A group of pragmatic anti-Brexit protesters have raised more than £70,000 to fund a campaign against Theresa May and her merry band of Hard Brexiteers.

Named 'Stop the Silence', the group are looking to draw as much national attention to the government's approach to the UK leaving Europe, with billboards springing up in London, Cardiff and Bournemouth.

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Having raised the money in just 10 days, with three individual donations of £1,000 and the rest made up of small donations, Stop the Silence are now trying to raise a further £35,000 which they say would be enough to buy adverts in national newspapers.

After relaunching the campaign online due to interest from the public, they wrote: "We've had such an amazing response to our original billboard crowd-funder, with lots of people now asking how they can donate, that we've decided to re-open it.

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"This week our original fund got a powerful message out to 10 million people across Britain, our video went viral – 170,000 views in the first three days after launch – and 500,000 have seen our message on Facebook."

Speaking to The Metro, the founder of the campaign, Liz Holmes, said: "The Government is ignoring millions of people who are worried about the Brexit cliff-edge, however they voted in the Referendum. We wanted to get noticed by MPs in their constituencies.

"Billboards are the obvious way to get concerns off social media and literally onto the streets of the UK."

She added: "The crowdfund raised over £60,000 in the first ten days and we knew it had touched a nerve. Hard Brexit did not appear on the Referendum ballot paper, or in any party manifesto, but that is exactly where the Government is railroading this country."

Go on, Liz!