Leave campaign must start including at least some truth, demands Advertising Standards Authority

The Advertising Standards Agency has demanded that the ‘Leave’ campaign begin to include some truth in its referendum propaganda.

The move by the ASA comes after a series of extreme statements were made by high profile campaigners from the ‘Leave’ camp, including a claim by Nigel Farage that “at the stroke of midnight the day after the referendum, one billion muslims will appear on the streets of Britain and will immediately rape our women, unless we vote to leave the EU.”

David Cameron has welcomed the intervention by the ASA, telling journalists: “Only I should be allowed to tell blatant lies to the electorate in order to win elections.”

However, Prime Minister in waiting Boris Johnson has vowed to take the matter to court, to protect his “right to blatantly lie to the people about everything.”

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