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Belgian expat trolls Vote Leave campaign

Belgian expat trolls Vote Leave campaign
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It's been a good week for Vote Leave after they were given the official designation to campaign for Brexit in the EU referendum. Despite this, they still have a few problems they need to overcome. One of these comes in the form of Rick Astley, the eighties singer.

A Belgian expat by the name of Mario Van Poppel has decided to try and cause some problems for the Leave camp's digital operations. Van Poppel -- who is based in London -- has purchased several Vote Leave domains. While the official Vote Leave website can be found at www.voteleavetakecontrol.org, a visit to voteleave.com, voteleave.co.uk, voteleave.net or voteleave.org now leads to a video of Rick Astley singing 'Never Gonna Give You Up'.

https://twitter.com/LOcurrency/status/720302344592732162

While the 'rick rolling' has at least won over Labour's Jess Phillips -- who says she is loving the site -- Mr S suspects that for many it will just serve of another reminder of the problems those in Brussels can pose.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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