We have received a number of complaints about a bus touring the country with the message “Bollocks to Brexit” on its side. The organisation behind this stunt is a group seeking a public vote on the final Brexit terms, and its purpose is to encourage people to contact their local MPs demanding a final say on the deal.
Please do not complain to us about this matter; claims in ads, whenever published or distributed, whose principal function is to influence voters in a local, regional, national or international election or referendum are exempt from the Advertising Codes.
We do not plan to respond to complaints submitted about this. You can read more about why we don’t cover political ads here.
You can complain to us if:
- you're a member of the public, you work for a competitor or you’re associated with a group with an obvious interest
- it's something we cover (if you’re unsure, call us on the number below) and you’re happy to limit your complaint to three issues
You can complain to us by:
- completing our online complaints form (click continue below), or by calling / writing to us via the details below. If you encounter any issues using our online form, please contact us at email@example.com
You will need:
- information about the ad, including where and when you saw it
- if possible, a photo, video or screenshot of the ad
- if you're complaining online, a few minutes to fill in our form
- download our guide to making a complaint, or either our Non-broadcast / Broadcast complaint handling procedures:
Please do not submit a complaint to us about political material
We won't be able to take any action, as it isn't covered under the advertising rules. Complaints about political bias in tv and radio ads can be made to Ofcom. For further information why political campaign material isn't regulated in the UK, read our recent article.