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:
Add that to the latest satirical hit from Captain Ska…
New video out today! – Nigel Farage is a Racist – Best enjoyed with a nice cold milkshake #NigelFarageIsaRacist pic.twitter.com/T3CNSJeMAf
— Captain SKA (@CaptainSKA) May 21, 2019
… and suddenly Mr Farage has a public relations problem.
When one examines his own behaviour, he hasn’t helped himself:
– standing in front of a poster very similar to those used by the Nazi’s
– saying you’ll “pick up a rifle” for Brexit after an MP was murdered
– demonising immigrants
– being the poster boy for a dark money-funded campaign that broke electoral law
— Mhairi Black MP🏳️🌈 (@MhairiBlack) May 20, 2019
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:
Brown mocks Farage as 'man of the Paypal' … well he's definitely not a man of the people! https://t.co/9hZ3JmAIhI
— NHS for a People's Vote (@NHSforPV) May 21, 2019
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?
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WHEN will people realise that 33% is not a WIN. You need at least 50% of all voters to get a win. Some people really need to go back school tl LEARN that 33% is LESS than 50%. The people NEVER voted to leave, only a third did.
I do think this milk shake episode has only helped to strengthen Nigel Far Rage’s campaign. Some people sadly will get his sympathy vote. He should have been treated the same way as “tommy Robinson” re the arrest part.
It IS NOT A REFERENDUM!
Whatever you think of Nigel, he does not deserve to be assaulted, including Tommy. They have a right to campaign without being abused.
Finally the perfect use for BoJo’s water cannon but they were unfortunately re-sold at a massive loss, such a lost opportunity !
Farage, Robinson et al, have for years now been inciting division, hatred and violence. A milkshake over their expensive suits is nothing compared to hatred and violence they have incited.