Video detailing 'lies' from Boris Johnson projected onto UK Houses of Parliament

The video was projected onto the UK's Houses of Parliament.
The video was projected onto the UK's Houses of Parliament. Photo credit: Twitter / Led By Donkeys / Getty Images

A scathing video of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been projected onto the Houses of Parliament by Led by Donkeys, a British anti-Brexit political campaign group.

Led By Donkeys shared a video of the projection on their Twitter page with the caption: "The Prime Minister is a liar. Credit to Peter Stefanovic for illustrating this point to millions of people."

The video was created by London-based filmmaker and lawyer Peter Stefanovic who shared it on his Twitter page where it has amassed over 31 million views. 

In the clip, Johnson makes various claims about poverty, climate change and the UK health system, which Stefanovic debunks one by one. 

In one part Johnson states "absolute poverty and relative poverty has declined under the current government".

Stefanovic then jumps in, labelling Johnson's claim as "another lie".

"Relative poverty has increased from 13.6 million in 2010 to 14.5 million in 2019. His claim about fewer families living in poverty appears to be made up," Stefanovic says. 

According to UK-based newspaper The Big Issue, this is not the first time Johnson has been reprimanded for his mistruths on poverty. 

Last month, Statistics Regulation - an official UK watchdog for statistics - handed down a formal warning to Downing Street over misleading statements Johnson had made in parliament about child poverty. 

The video goes to showcase Johnson's statements on climate change, including him saying: "We have cut CO2 emissions in this country since 2010, on 1990 levels, by 42 percent."

However, Stefanovic says that is not the case, claiming "CO2 emissions fell by 39 percent between 1990 and 2018". Stefanovic's statistics can be found on a publicly available website, provided by the UK Government

Although the video has been picked up by various local media outlets, Stefanovic has been very outspoken on his Twitter page by it being "ignored" by national broadcaster BBC.

"Working together we have sent a powerful message to UK news shows if they won't hold this Prime Minister to account for his rampant lying in Parliament, we will do it ourselves," he wrote in a recent tweet.

"How long can you ignore it BBC news?"

Many Twitter users have left messages of support for Stefanovic.