Sausage company Heck is facing a boycott after a visit from Borish Johnson. The former Foreign-Secretary said he was “insanely proud” to have a new sausage, Boris Bangers, named after him.
Inspired by the backlash, a campaign was quickly set up begging the Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP to visit the offices of the Daily Mail in an attempt to decrease their circulation and eventually bring down the publication.
Anti-Brexit Twitter users have said they will avoid buying any Heck products in the future. The hashtag #BoycottHeck began trending on Twitter soon after his visit.
Heck released a statement claiming that a visit from Johnson is not an endorsement but they invited him as they wanted to know how Brexit would affect their business and the team. “Whatever your political view, dialogue is the only way forward.”
The Daily Mail have responded to the possibility of having a visit from Johnson by locking the doors to their building. Reports suggest that editor Geordie Greig has been planning for such an occasion for quite some time.
“Operation Fruitcake was set up exactly for this reason. We’ve got protocols for this, that floppy haired buffoon is not getting anywhere near our office. Everyone knows a visit from Boris right now is like the kiss of death.”
An anonymous source has revealed that Boris Johnson mouthpiece, The Daily Telegraph, have voiced support for the campaign in a desperate attempt to lure readers of the Daily Mail over to their publication. It is well-known that although he is a columnist for the right-leaning paper, the Conservative leadership frontrunner is not allowed within 500 yards of the Telegraph offices.
A growing number of companies, including Sainsbury’s, Starbucks and Ann Summers, have filed for a restraining order on Johnson in a desperate attempt to protect themselves from any boycott.