Nigel Farage became the latest politician to be pelted by milkshake today, as he toured the centre of Newcastle ahead of the European elections on 23 May. The Brexit Party leader was talking to members of the public in the northeastern city when his assailant, carrying a Five Guys milkshake, surged forward and threw the beverage over him.
Afterwards, Farage was overheard criticising the ‘complete failure’ of his security team for not protecting him from the attack, which they should have ‘spotted a mile off’. He later commented on Twitter that:
Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.
For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 20, 2019
Watch the moment Farage was hit here:
Farage gets milkshaked in Newcastle
— K E N N Y (@TheKennyScott) May 20, 2019