Nigel Farage milkshake attack: 'When it's me no-one cares'

Nigel Farage milkshake

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Nigel Farage has spoken out after having a milkshake thrown over him during a vist to Newcastle on Monday.

The Brexit Party leader said there was a "new radicalised group" who felt they could do "almost anything" to get their point across - including throwing milkshakes.

"This is happening because democracy only fuctions in a civilised manner if you have the losers consent," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

"I have had nearly six years of this. This has been going on for a very, very long time but when it is me no-one cares."

He continued: "When someone says a few nasty words to the blessed Anna [Soubry], suddenly the police are invovled. They are the double standards we have."

A 32-year-old man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage after throwing the banana and salted caramel flavoured milkshake at Farage, which was purchased from the fast-food chain Five Guys.

Northumbria Police said the criminal damage charge relates to a microphone that the politician was wearing at the time.

"We need to have democratic debate taking place within sensible confines," Mr Farage said.

"Last week I was in Wales and there were groups of people lying in the road to stop cars coming in to attend our meeting. Our side of the argument would never, ever do that."

The so-called "milkshaking" of Farage follows a number of similar incidents against MEP candidates in the run up to the European elections.

"We might disagree with people's point of view, but we believe in a democracy. They should be able to debate it," Farage added.

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