Britain First far-right rally stopped... by snow

Jayda Fransen is due in court in Belfast later this week

Jayda Fransen is due in court in Belfast later this week

Monday, December 11, 2017

A rally by far-right group Britain First was stopped by snow yesterday, leading to a rather predictable outpouring of jokes.

Leader Paul Golding and deputy leader Jayda Fransen uploaded a video to social media yesterday, filmed at an unnamed airport. The footage began with a view of planes stranded on the runway, before Golding said "unfortunately because of this snowstorm that's causing chaos, we're not going to be able to make it over to Belfast."

He added that they had been stranded for "a good three to four hours," and there was no choice but to cancel the rally, which had been due to start at 3pm.

News of the cancellation brought numerous responses on Twitter, with many enjoying the fact that a far-right rally had been brought down by snowflakes.

Fransen - who recently shot to global prominence when a series of her messages were retweeted by Donald Trump - is due in court in Belfast later this week to answer charges of incitements, which stem from a speech she gave earlier this year. Whether she will be thwarted by snowflakes once again remains to be seen.

Read some of the responses to Britain First's cancellation below.