Ecotricity founder Dale Vince has today celebrated the delay of Brexit by hanging a 10 metre EU flag from the front of his headquarters in Stroud.

The entrepreneur behind Ecotricity and owner of Forest Green Rovers described the move in a Facebook post as a cheeky 'up yours' to hard Brexiteers like Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and David Davis.

In the Facebook post he said: "We’ve dodged a bullet, twice in the last week or so, when we nearly left the EU, or were ‘supposed to’ but we haven’t.

"So today, we’ve put a huge EU flag up on the front of Ecotricity’s HQ in Gloucestershire.

"We’re saying a couple of things by putting this flag up – one is we’re glad to still be in the EU.

"It’s a small celebration of a stay of execution that might lead to something bigger.

"Second is to say we’re proud to be European – to be part of Europe.

"Europe has been a force of incredible good at home, and around the world – probably the most progressive collection of states anywhere in the world.

"We’re not afraid to say this, and never should be.

"We are Europeans and that’s something to be proud of.

"I believe Brexit is a mistake – a close vote based on guesswork, supposition and deceit (with actual electoral fraud thrown in).

"It happened almost three years ago, and so much has changed since then.

"We all know now much more about the actual impact of leaving the EU – and there are no versions that make us better off.

"There is no £350m weekly bung to the NHS – we don’t get to have our cake and eat it.

"We should get to vote again on this now the facts have been exposed.

"It’s undemocratic not to give us the final say on such a big decision.

"Anyone opposing that is afraid of the result, afraid of the electorate.

"This is also, channelling a bit of hard Brexit rhetoric - a cheeky 'up yours' to Boris, Farage and Rees Mogg.

"We’re still in the EU.

"By the way, that £39bn we need to pay to leave Europe should be spent fighting climate change.

"We need the country’s Brexit fixation and daring do focussed on the real threat to our futures – which isn’t the EU."

The Ecotricity headquarters in Stroud is home to more than 700 people employed by the company.