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Theresa May drives the Brexit bus off a cliff in Bonfire Night effigy

Remember, remember the fifth of November, when people burn huge effigies of politicians.

Of course, that’s not how everyone celebrates Bonfire Night but thousands of people have descended on the town of Lewes in East Sussex to do just that.

Theresa May was a popular choice this year with a number of effigies created in her image.

LEWES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Effigies including one featuring British Prime Minister Theresa May and Jacob Rees-Mogg sit near the parade route ahead of Bonfire Night celebrations on November 05, 2018 in Lewes, England. The night's events commemorate Guy Fawkes, who planned the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot - an attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament by a group of English Catholics. Bonfire night celebrations often end with the burning of an effigy of a popular hate figure or a 'guy' representing Guy Fawkes. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

One of the effigies included Theresa May driving a Brexit bus off a cliff with Jacob Rees-Mogg perched on the back (Picture: Getty)

An effigy of Prime Minister Theresa May is paraded through the town of Lewes in East Sussex during an annual bonfire night procession held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 5, 2018. See PA story SOCIAL Bonfire. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Another one of her on a sinking ship was also paraded around Lewes (Picture: PA)

An effigy of Prime Minister Theresa May is paraded through the town of Lewes in East Sussex during an annual bonfire night procession held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 5, 2018. See PA story SOCIAL Bonfire. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Theresa May was a popular choice this year with a number of effigies created in her image (Picture: PA)

Revellers parade through the streets of Lewes in East Sussex, southern England, on November 5, 2018, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. - Thousands of people attend the annual parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy or 'guy', usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Revellers parade through the streets of Lewes in East Sussex, southern England, on November 5, 2018, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations (Picture: AFP/Getty)

Revellers parade through the streets of Lewes in East Sussex, southern England, on November 5, 2018, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. - Thousands of people attend the annual parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy or 'guy', usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands have come together to celebrate Bonfire Night (Picture: AFP/Getty)

One of them included her driving a Brexit bus off a cliff with Jacob Rees-Mogg perched on the back.

Other creations included Boris Johnson holding the prime minister’s bloodied severed head aloft over the crowds. How lovely.

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The model shows the former foreign secretary’s stomach protruding from his shirt and a cat pawing at his leg appearing to have the face of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

There were boos, jeers and shouts of ‘burn him’ as the effigy of Mr Johnson was dragged through the streets in Lewes.

And just to add a nice touch, the attendants all dressed up as Boris, complete with blonde wigs and surfing shorts he has been pictured jogging in.

An effigy of Boris Johnson is paraded through the town of Lewes in East Sussex during an annual bonfire night procession held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 5, 2018. See PA story SOCIAL Bonfire. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Another choice was Boris Johnson holding May’s severed head aloft as a car with Jacob Rees-Mogg’s face pawed at his leg (Picture: PA)

LEWES, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Bonfire societies parade through the streets with an effigy depicting former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson carrying the head of British Prime Minister Theresa May during traditional Bonfire Night celebrations on November 05, 2018 in Lewes, England. The night's events commemorate Guy Fawkes, who planned the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot - an attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament by a group of English Catholics. Bonfire night celebrations often end with the burning of an effigy of a popular hate figure or a 'guy' representing Guy Fawkes. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

And just to add a nice touch, the attendants all dressed up as Boris, complete with blonde wigs and surfing shorts he has been pictured jogging in (Picture: Getty)

Participants parade through the town during the annual Bonfire Night festivities, in Lewes, Britain November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The night’s events commemorate Guy Fawkes, who planned the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot – an attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament by a group of English Catholics (Picture: Reuters)

Revellers parade through the streets of Lewes in East Sussex, southern England, on November 5, 2018, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. - Thousands of people attend the annual parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy or 'guy', usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Bonfire night celebrations often end with the burning of an effigy of a popular hate figure or a ‘guy’ representing Guy Fawkes (Picture: AFP/Getty)

And another giant model appears to show the prime minister wearing a leopard print dress and shoes with a bag over her head with Number 10 as a sinking ship.

The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society also produced a tableau of a steam engine entitled the ‘Lewes Ghost Train’ in a sarcastic nod to the problems the town has faced with public transport provided by Southern Railway and its parent company Govia Thameslink.

The company came under fire from society spokesman Mick Symes for running a limited train service during the event.

The town was one of those along the south coast hit by major disruption during the long-running union dispute over working conditions and during the recent timetable overhaul.

MANDATORY CREDIT: LBBS/Mick Symes Undated handout photo of an effigy of the 'Lewes ghost train', made for the annual bonfire night procession held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies in a nod to the problems the town has had with Southern Railway and Govia Thameslink. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday November 5, 2018. See PA story SOCIAL Bonfire. Photo credit should read: LBBS/Mick Symes/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

A steam engine entitled the ‘Lewes Ghost Train’ in a sarcastic nod to the problems the town has faced with public transport(Picture: LBBS/Mick Symes)

LEWES, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 4: Participants parade with torches through the town of Lewes, East Sussex, England, during the annual bonfire night procession is held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies on November 4, 2017. The parade commemorates Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 following an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

There were boos and jeers and shouts of ‘burn him’ as the effigy of Johnson was dragged through the streets in Lewes. (Picture:Getty)

Participants parade through the town during the annual Bonfire Night festivities, in Lewes, Britain November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Happy Bonfire Night! (Picture: Reuters)

The night’s events commemorate Guy Fawkes, who planned the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot – an attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament by a group of English Catholics.

Bonfire night celebrations often end with the burning of an effigy of a popular hate figure or a ‘guy’ representing Guy Fawkes.



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