By the time you are reading this I may have been arrested. Maybe you have already read something about the arrest in the news. But as of now I am sitting safely on the Chiltern Line train heading from London Marylebone to Birmingham Moor Street station.
More than 10 years ago I made up a brand of paint. It was called Drummond’s International Grey. I had 1,000 one-litre tins of it made. I was not planning on going into business to compete with Dulux or Crown.
These tins of grey emulsion existed for one purpose only: I was selling them for you to use to paint over anything you found to be morally or aesthetically offensive. Basically, I was in the business of promoting vandalism.
This billboard not only offended me morally and aesthetically it also went against everything that I feel political discourse should be about. Thus there was nothing for it. After my train pulled into Moor Street, I picked up my last remaining tins of Drummond’s International Grey and got to work. And just to avoid confusion, the word GREY is also my current graffiti tag.
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He compares UKIP to the Nazi’s.