Fists fly as Boris Johnson hits town

Tempers frayed and fists flew yesterday when Boris Johnson attempted to address a 200 strong crowd from the steps Winchester’s buttercross.

A ‘remain’ campaigner dressed in a gorilla suit alleged he was punched in the face and a local councillor was shoved off  the buttercross as jostling Brexiters and Remainers attempted to drown each other out with shouts, jeers and heckles.

Bojo struggled to make himself heard above the shouting at one point had to snatch away a ‘Stronger in Europe’ placard which had been shoved in front of his face.

The atmosphere was more like a football match than a political meeting and It was impossible for journalists to hear what was being said however earlier in the day the former Mayor of London reacted to the latest ONS figures on migration showing a 333,000 net rise telling the Daily Telegraph.

“We are adding a population the size of Oxford to the UK every year just from EU migration”.

“Prime Minister after Prime Minister make promises on immigration that cannot be met because of the EU and this has deeply damaged faith in our democratic system”.

John Romero - pushed off buttercross

John Romero Stronger In – pushed off buttercross

Shorty before before being pushed off the buttercross, Otterbourne Parish Councillor John Romero  – a Stronger In campaigner – told Eastleigh News that issues people had with the EU were just:

“Problems that need to be solved. This is unlike this country, something happens and we want to get out. We don’t do that. Second World war we were in there”

John Kearney Vote Leave : "All questions raised are irrelevant"

John Kearney Vote Leave : “All questions raised are irrelevant”

Vote leave campaigner John Kearney said:

“Will we continue to trade with Europe or will we not continue trading with Europe? All the rest of the things which have been raised, all the questions raised are irrelevant, if we just continue as we are.”

Yesterday’s chaotic and disorganised event was in sharp contrast to the slick PR exercise in Chandler’s Ford last week when the Prime Minister and Chancellor took part in a question and answer session at the B&Q  Head Offices on Chestnut Avenue.

  6 comments for “Fists fly as Boris Johnson hits town

  1. jub
    May 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Out out out.

  2. logo
    May 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Of course B&Q were organised, who was going to go up against them, let them go to a public place and see how people really feel.

    • mm
      Eastleigh Xpress
      May 29, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Well there were more members of the Public at B&Q than at the Buttercross. All were employees who had no idea that Cameron and Osbourne were coming and included people who are for, against and undecided but whatever their feelings, they kept control of themselves and listened to what was being said.
      The majority of people around Buttercross appeared to be activists some of whom (not all) seemed more intent on shouting each other down than listening to Boris.
      I’m sure you’re right and that if Cam and Osbourne were thrown into the middle of a bear pit of opposing activists it would have been the same, maybe worse.
      But the end result, though lots of fun for those involved, was that ordinary members of the public and press couldn’t hear what he had to say which was a shame.
      An Echo reporter told me he was only stood a few feet away and couldn’t hear him.
      Great pictures though!

  3. May 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The substantial minority of the leftist brain-dead will always replace argument with force. The idiot in a gorilla suit should be done for insulting gorillas. You’d think people would inform themselves, but for some it is too much to hope for.

  4. keith John Furnival
    May 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Well what would we expect from those ignorant bunch of morons from the Remain tribe.. Grrrrr 🙁

  5. May 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    We were led into Europe by stealth and lies not only by Cameron but by Major Blair Brown against the wishes of the people’s we were absolutely fine everyone was talking about what the governments were doing, this country has been led into a mess like never before families and neighbours up in arms Blair letting in enemy’s left right and centre. They made people detest what was going on. The governments then made laws for the foreigners and disregarded there own people. This country cannot deport anyone that should not be here because of human rights, who made a fortune out of this law Blairs wife? The law itself came via Europe we had no choice but to accept it. Shari law is already here, where do you stop. I don’t know how a true Britain can stand by and let us be taken into a none democratic union. They may try and tell you we will still have a choice, but you won’t the government will have to do what it is told. What a state of affairs we have been led into a sad day. There is only one way stand up for Britain and vote out

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