Poster encouraging ethnic minorities to vote reinvents Oxford University’s notorious Bullingdon Club
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A striking new poster has recreated Oxford University’s infamous Bullingdon Club to highlight the diverse population of the UK. Declaring that "Deciding the future of Britain is everyone's birthright" the poster, from Operation Black Vote (OBV), is designed to encourage people from every background to vote in the EU Referendum. Taking inspiration from the iconic Bullingdon Club image that features Cameron, former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Chancellor George Osborne posing on steps at Oxford University, the poster represents the UK’s diverse population and shows that everyone, not just a privileged few, holds the power in the EU Referendum debate. The Bullingdon Club image, taken in 1992, has largely been seen as a demonstration of the privilege of both Oxford University and the political establishment, and the close ties that exist between them. A fictionalised version of the Bullingdon Club was depicted in the 2014 film The Riot Club, starring Douglas Booth and Sam Claflin. The OBV campaign, created by Saatchi & Saatchi, is designed to remind underrepresented groups to exercise their democratic right to vote in the EU Referendum next Thursday.
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