About the Brexit Facts Bus tour

The Brexit Facts Bus tour is over... for now.

Here are the facts about the campaign.

  • Days on the road: 8 
  • Campaign stops: 33
  • Towns and cities visited: 29 - Of these 15 voted Remain and 14 voted Leave
  • Most Remain place visited: Camden (75% Remain)
  • Most Leave place visited: Middlesbrough (65% Leave) (Our trip to Tendring - 70% Leave - was cancelled owing to snow)
  • Number of miles driven: 1700 (approx!)
  • Number of Travelodge hotels stayed in: 6
  • Number of Premier Inn hotels stayed in: 1
  • Most people on the bus at one time: 50 (on day 1 from Camden to Westminster)
  • Fewest people on the bus at one time: 4 (on day 8 from Luton to Basildon)
  • Number of small donors on Crowdfunder: 661
  • Number of articles in the Daily Express: 5
  • Number of corrections the Independent Press Standards Organisationforced the Daily Express to make: 1
  • Number of times the Daily Express had to correct their incorrect corrections: 1
  • Number of mistakes that remain in the Daily Express' correction: 1 (despite their Soros obsession, they can't spell his name)
  • Number of appearances on UK national TV: 6, including BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4
  • International broadcasters from 6 countries ran TV or radio reports about us (from Germany to Russia)
  • 19 articles in national newspapers in the UK including all the main papers
  • 20 articles in local and regional newspapers
  • 7 reports on regional TV and radio including the main item on BBC Look North
  • 4: number of parties whose MPs spoke at our events, including Labour, Lib Dems, Green and SNP
  • Number of party leaders who spoke at our events: 2 (Caroline Lucas MP of the Green Party of England & Wales and Patrick Harvie MSP of the Scottish Greens)
  • Number of speakers at our events: over 100, including celebrities (Sir Patrick Stewart, David Bradley) politicians (Jo Swinson, Chuka Umunna), scientists (Mike Galsworthy, Prof Andrea Sella), campaigners (Gina Miller, Joan Pons Laplana) and MANY MORE too numerous to thank individually.
  • Coach companies who wouldn't hire us a coach: many!
  • Coach companies who were happy to help: CoachHire4u 
  • Number of paid staff the Is it worth it? campaign had: zero

And finally: 29 March 2019: the date on which Article 50 expires and the UK crashes out of the EU.

Keep the 'Is it worth it?' campaign going: donate to our new crowdfunder.


Archive: the Brexit Facts Bus tour itinerary

Times approximate due to traffic

Wednesday 21 February 2018

London (Camden, Westminster, Dagenham, Hammersmith, Sutton)

Camden 9.15am
Westminster 10.15am
Dagenham 3pm
Hammersmith 3pm (W6 0ED)
Sutton 5pm (SM5 1AA)

Thursday 22 February 2018

Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Worcester

Bath 8.45am Terrace Walk (BA1 1LN)
Bristol 10.45am (The Centre, BS1 4LH)
Bristol 11.30am (BS32 8BS)
Cardiff 1.30pm (CF10 3NP)
Worcester 4.45pm (WR1 2QE)

Friday 23 February 2018

Cheadle Hulme, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds

Cheadle Hulme 10am (SK8 5AF)
Liverpool 12.15pm (L2 7NU)
Manchester 2.30pm (M2 3WS)
Leeds 5pm (LS1 3AH)

Saturday 24 February

Edinburgh, Glasgow

Edinburgh 10.30am (EH1 1RF)
Glasgow 1.30pm (G12 8QQ)

Sunday 25 February

Tynemouth, Durham, Middlesbrough, York

Tynemouth 10am (NE30 4RE)
Durham 11.45am (DH1 3NG)
Middlesbrough 1.45pm (TS1 3AJ)
York 4.30pm (Racecourse end, Knavesmire Rd, YO23 1EX)

Monday 26 February

Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, High Wycombe, Reading

Birmingham 9.45am (New location: B31 2NS)
Stratford upon Avon 12pm (by Royal Shakespeare Company, CV37 6BB)
Oxford 2.45pm (New location: Bonn Square, OX1 1LQ)
High Wycombe 5pm (HP11 2XE)
Reading 7pm (RG1 2BH)

Tuesday 27 February

Basingstoke, Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester, Brighton

Basingstoke 9.30am (RG21 7QR)
Southampton 11.15am (SO14 7LP)
Portsmouth 1pm (PO1 2AB)
Chichester 2.30pm (PO19 1PX)
Brighton 5pm (by Brighton Pier)

Wednesday 28 February

Dover, Canterbury, Maidstone, Luton

Dover 9.15am (New location: Dover seafront)
Canterbury 11.15am (University of Kent)
Maidstone 1.45pm (ME14 1XQ)
Luton 4.30pm (LU1 2NG)