Published On: Wed, Jun 12th, 2019

Jo Brand CONDEMNED for BBC speech on Farage milkshake attack – ‘Could get BATTERY ACID?’ | Politics | News

The British comedian was featured on BBC Radio 4 as part of a discussion on a wave of assaults that have not only seen politicians such as Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage covered in milkshakes, but members of the public too. She said: “Certain unpleasant characters are being thrown to the fore, and they’re very, very easy to hate, and I’m kind of thinking, why bother with a milkshake when you could get some battery acid? “That’s just me, sorry, I’m not going to do it, it’s purely a fantasy, but I think milkshakes are pathetic, I honestly do. Sorry.”

Mr Farage, who was covered in milkshake while campaigning as part of the European elections in Newcastle weeks ago, condemned the celebrity’s words.

He told news site Guido Fawkes: “This is incitement of violence and the police need to act.”

Ms Brand’s speech is part of a recurring theme of violence against politicians currently promoted by the Remain-leaning left.

Following the attack on Mr Farage, charity worker Ruth Townsley was sacked from her job for tweeting “I’d prefer acid”.

Referring to the man who threw the shake at Mr Farage, she said: “Bravo to Paul Crowther, good on you mate.

“Great that milkshakes have become a thing when it comes to the racists in our midst.

“I’d prefer acid but milkshakes will do for now I guess.”

Happy City UK sacked her for the post.

Last week, a pro-Trump pensioner was attacked with a milkshake and manhandled by those protesting the US President’s state visit.

Siobhan Prigent was filmed screaming “Nazi scum!” at the grandfather, who was not named in the terrible attack.

She was also pictured pushing him around along with other laughing protesters.

The former NHS worker quit her job and posted an apology on Twitter before taking down all her social media accounts.

She said: “I am very sorry for my behaviour today. I should have protested peacefully & I didn’t, & I regret that.

“I’ve let myself down & I do understand that fully.

“There are two sides to every story, but my actions were my own, & that’s on me. Please leave my family & friends out of it.”

Tony Blair defended Mr Farage after the milkshake attack.

The former Labour Prime Minister and slammed the attack on the Brexiteer.

He said: “I can’t stand this, I really feel very strongly about this. The guy is entitled to his point of view.

“We’ve got to get out of this situation where if you disagree with someone you can stop them speaking, you can disrupt their meetings, you can throw things over them.”

Murdered Jo Cox’s husband Brendan also blasted the attack on Mr Farage.

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