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A jokester has snapped up the website 'Liar.co.uk' — and redirected it to Boris Johnson's Wikipedia page.
The placeholder site began sending users to the under-fire Prime Minister’s entry on the online encyclopaedia over the weekend after being snapped up by Mark Rofe, 32, from Surrey.
His stunt comes after PM Boris “Bozo” Johnson faced increasing pressure this week to resign, as he continued to insist he thought the May 2020 drinks party in his own back garden had been a work event.
Detailing how he pulled off the cheeky website switch-up, Mark said: "Initially I wanted to register Liar.co.uk and put a website up with all the lies our Prime Minister has told, but the domain was already taken.
"But I did see that the domain was available to rent for £299 a month on the domain platform Dan.com, so I shared the idea on Twitter and got a few people together to split the cost and redirected it to his Wikipedia page."
Mark, who is the founder of Christmastrees.co.uk added “I wanted to do something that makes a serious point but in a humorous way, hopefully this achieves that. I’d like to rent the domain until he leaves office, which hopefully won’t be for much longer now”.
Angharad Planells Head of Business Development and Culture at Radioactive, who pitched in to help pay for the domain rental ,said: “I got involved with liar.co.uk because lying to the public is one of the fundamental ‘don’ts’ of public relations and strategic communications.
"Transparency and openness are key to building trust with any public, whether you’re a sole trader or a FTSE100 company, and most definitely in the highest public office in our country.
“Without trust you cannot hope to lead, and Boris Johnson has shown time and time again that he is not to be trusted. When someone shows you who they are, believe them. The people see you, Prime Minister.”
Opponents of former US President Donald Trump pulled a similar trick two years ago after he refused to concede defeat in the 2020 election.
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