The government have launched a ‘Get Ready For Halloween’ campaign as 31st October looms.
The news comes after Boris Johnson accepted the EU’s offer to extend the Brexit deadline to 31st January.
The ‘Get Ready For Brexit’ advertising blitz across social media, billboards and TV is reported to have cost the taxpayer £100m.
As that campaign was brought to close, Chancellor Sajid Javid, ‘Shit happens, eh? But we said 31st of October would be significant and we meant it.’
The new campaign urges people across the UK to prepare for Halloween by getting pumpkins from supermarkets but not eating them, cobbling together a poor attempt at a scary costume from whatever’s still in the loft from last year, and stocking up on Haribo.The Prime Minister said people should ‘make sure they have a traditional Halloween to reconnect with their Britishness’ and because this time next year there’ll be nobody left to pick apples for bobbing.
He also said he’s keen for children to take part in Trick or Treat as he feels ‘threatening people with something bad in order to get your own way is a vital life skill.’ Mr Johnson said it’s important to ‘realise that Trick or Treat is a long game’ and should not be restricted to just Halloween. He said ‘Too often people think Trick or Treat is about a choice of sweets or silly string, but it can be far more inventive than that. So, for example one might accept that they’re not able to, say, destroy the future of 63m people on 31st October, but one might then begin to make plans to do it in, I don’t know, 3 months-time instead.’
Last week, the National Audit Office said in a report that the government’s advertising campaign had had ‘limited impact’.
The report stated that people were ‘unlikely to need a government campaign to remind them about Brexit as for the last three years they’ve heard about nothing but fucking Brexit.’