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An effigy of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg during the parade through the town of Lewes (PA)

In pictures: Brexit takes centre stage as thousands turn out for Bonfire Night celebrations

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

Effigies of key Brexit figures were burned in front of thousands of onlookers on Tuesday night as the country gathered for Bonfire Night festivities.

A runaway Brexit rollercoaster featuring a frantic-looking Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg was carried through Lewes as the town celebrated.

The East Sussex town is famous for burning effigies of controversial politicians and celebrities every year on 5 November.

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They are paraded along the narrow streets of Lewes before being burned in front of thousands of onlookers.

This year marks the second in a row that Boris Johnson has featured among the effigies created by the fireworks societies that take part in the festivities.

The rollercoaster in Lewes, which was just one of hundreds of towns to put on Bonfire Night displays, also came complete with broken rails and signposts pointing separately to "deal", "no-deal" and "ditch".