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‘.
— Mario Van Poppel (@LOcurrency) April 13, 2016
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.