Rob Delaney suggests Vote Leave change Twitter banner after Nigel Farage dismisses '£350million' NHS pledge

The actor tweeted Farage directly, signing off with a kiss

Olivia Blair
Friday 24 June 2016 17:50 BST
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Farage can't promise EU money

Rob Delaney has suggested Nigel Farage tell Vote Leave to change their Twitter banner after the Ukip leader backtracked on a pledge made by the Leave Camp.

Shortly after the Leave campaign clinched victory with 52% of the votes and it became apparent Britain will be leaving the European Union, Farage appeared on morning television.

Speaking with Susanna Reid and Piers Mogan on Good Morning Britain, Farage was asked if he can guarantee the apparent £350million the UK sends to the EU on a weekly basis will instead be spent on the NHS, as pledged by Vote Leave in enormous letters on the side of their buses.

“No I can’t and I would never have made that claim and I think that’s one of the mistakes that I think the Leave campaign made," he said. "[…] it wasn’t one of my adverts – I can assure you! I think they made a mistake in doing that."

He also said the bus and slogan were from the official Leave campaign who he claims "ostracised" him. During the campaign ahead of the EU referendum Farage has been more closely associated with the Leave.EU group.

It was then left to the actor and comedian Delaney to point out that Farage should probably tell the Vote Leave campaign, fronted by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, to replace their Twitter banner which proudly carries the pledge.

The tweet has so far been re-tweeted and liked almost 2,000 times.

Vote Leave's Twitter banner
Vote Leave's Twitter banner (Vote Leave Twitter/Screengrab)

The £350million figure has been disputed by the UK Statistics Authority and Institute for Fiscal Studies, as it doesn’t take into account the “rebate” the UK receives. However, last week an Ipsos Mori poll revealed nearly half of the British public believe the claim.

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