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Shaked, not stirred: One satirical site had the headline ‘Nigel Farage dies of milkshake wounds’ – but that seems more likely to happen to his tailor. Those of you who are sniggering at the way this appears should get your dirty minds out of the gutter.

Yes, Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake, while he was on the campaign trail.

The alleged perpetrator has been charged with a criminal offence, but that’s not the big deal here.

More damaging than the splat of shake on suit is the fact that people are equating Mr Farage and his Brexit Party with far-right-wingers like Carl ‘Sargon of Akkad’ Benjamin and Stephen ‘Tommy Robinson’ Yaxley Lennon.

The mood is clear from the memes that are appearing, like this one:

And this:

Add that to the latest satirical hit from Captain Ska…

… and suddenly Mr Farage has a public relations problem.

When one examines his own behaviour, he hasn’t helped himself:

But of course the above is a sideshow in comparison with the trouble the could arise from an electoral commission investigation into the way the Brexit Party – in fact a commercial company – raises funds.

Apparently donations of less than £500 to the firm’s PayPal account are permissible, no matter whether they came from a foreign organisation bent on undermining the UK’s democracy or not. But such organisations are not permitted to provide larger amounts. That’s a relief, eh?

And the European Union has announced that it is to investigate Mr Farage for failing to declare enormous donations from Brexiteer Arron Banks.

The way Mr Farage handles money has itself given rise to satirical comments – from unlikely sources:

But with the election on Thursday, many voters have already made up their minds. Is it too late to stop the UK’s latest lurch towards far-right insanity?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.


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