Campaigners branded the stunt a success, after even the chief Brexiteer MP Jacob Rees-Mogg came to pay his respects.
The largest youth campaign against Brexit hosted an extremely elaborate stunt outside Conservative Party conference this Tuesday.
Our Future Our Choice spared no details in the Brexit Burial, with somber looking youngsters in black suits pulling a coffin symbolically containing Brexit out of a hearse.
The pallbearers then brought the coffin to an area just outside the conference perimeter, to the perplexed looks of Birmingham residents.
A gravestone spelling “Brexit 2016-2018” was also provided, alongside flowers and a vicar to celebrate the last rites.
— Our Future, Our Choice (@OFOCBrexit) October 2, 2018
But what campaigners did not predict was that Conservative MP and Chief Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg would walk by while they were pulling their stunt.
A bemused Rees-Mogg walked passed the activists, not without the Our Future Our Choice (OFOC) founder Femi Oluwole taking a sneaky picture with the MP.
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) October 2, 2018
Commenting on the day’s events, OFOC spokesperson Cathleen Clarke said:
“I laid Brexit to rest. Little did I know that one of this project’s forefathers would be stopping by to see the funeral rites of his political progeny.
“Credit to Jacob Rees-Mogg – he did the decent thing. It was nice of him to stop by as his brainchild, Brexit, passed on into the political afterlife.”
Her colleague and OFOC co-president Lara Spirit added:
“It was great to see Mr. Rees-Mogg have to face up to the facts of Brexit’s mortality. Brexit’s two years of life were nasty, brutish, and short, and finally it has expired as a political idea. My generation realised this a long time ago. Hopefully with today’s intervention, Mr. Rees-Mogg will begin realising it too.
“Today we have buried Brexit. Absent Mr. Rees-Mogg and Mr. Farage’s voodoo politics, we won’t raise this woebegone idea from the crypt. Sunlit uplands are ahead, but they won’t include Brexit, and it’s time our leaders woke up to that fact.”
Rees-Mogg is yet to comment on the stunt and the burial of his favourite political project.
Joana Ramiro is a reporter for Left Foot Forward. You can follow her on Twitter for all sorts of rants here.
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