Boris Johnson has taken to social media today to clear up any misunderstanding that the 66% of people who live in Scunthorpe and voted Leave may or may not have had about Brexit.

“Obviously the steel industry is pretty reliant on exports and with Europe being our biggest trading partner and all that. It’s completely obvious that the steel industry is going to suffer after Brexit.” A spokesman for Boris Johnson told The Rochdale Herald.

“That’s why we wrote ‘Everbody in Scunthorpe will lose their jobs after Brexit’ on the side of the Brexit bus that we drove around Lincolnshire.”

“We didn’t want steelworkers to feel misled about their future if they voted for Brexit. Unfortunately we wrote it on the wrong side of the bus and photographers only ever seemed to capture the bit about £350M a week going to the NHS.”

“It’s unfortunate but we were completely transparent about the fact that pretty much every job in Lincolnshire, from fruit picking to making sandwiches for steelworkers is pretty tangled up with tariff free trade with the EU.”

“In future we recommend that people take the time to read both sides of the bus to avoid any confusion.”

Quentin D Fortesqueue is a founding editor of The Rochdale Herald. Part time amateur narcissist and full time satirist Quentin is never happier than when playing his lute and drinking a full bodied Bordeaux. He rarely plays the lute and never gets to drink Bordeaux.