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Boris Johnson to be BURNED in controversial Edenbridge bonfire night celebration

October 31, 2018 11:47 AM
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Boris Johnson to be BURNED in controversial Edenbridge bonfire night celebration

Every year the Kent society picks an infamous public figure to poke fun at during its celebrations, this year being held on Saturday.

The 36ft effigy will go up in flames alongside a traditional figure of Guy Fawkes.

The giant replica of Mr Johnson is wearing Hawaiian-style boxer shorts with a tight-fitting blue jacket, mismatched socks and a cycle helmet.

He is holding a cake decorated in the style of the EU flag, from which he has taken a Union flag-coloured slice.

By his feet are depictions of the red Brexit buses which claimed Britain sent £350 million a week to the EU which could be used to fund the NHS.

He is also wearing a rosette symbolising 90 years since the society was founded.

Artist Andrea Deans, who painted the creation, said: "As with last year there were many strong contenders for this year's celebrity Guy, particularly in the political world.

"This year Boris was the obvious option, plus he's great to caricature and I've wanted to paint him for a long time."

Edenbridge Town Conservative councillor Vince Maynard: “I don’t see it as a snub. It’s only a bit of fun. This tradition adds up to a bit of a rouges gallery. Boris is a character, and I don’t think he would be too offended at this description of himself.”

However, he added: “I don’t get a vote, but if I had I would have voted for [President of the European Commission] Jean-Claude Juncker. He is more deserving, because he seems more interested in looking after the European elite rather than ordinary people.”

Source: express.co.uk

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