Posted on Jun 13, 2019
EU Today has been consistently critical of Brexiteer Nigel Farage for many reasons, both personal and political, however we cannot condone the appalling attack, and indeed call for violence, seemingly made against him and other politicians by the so-called comedienne Jo Brand.
Incitement to violence is a criminal offence in the UK, and despite the fact that Farage has a security detail there have been occasions recently where members of the public have got close enough to throw milkshakes at him. Brand, speaking on the BBC, 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?”
Retired Metropolitan Police detective chief inspector Mick Neville said: "The police should deal with this by giving Jo Brand a warning about the potential impact of her words.
"She should also spend some time with acid attack victims and see the physical and psychological injuries they have suffered.
"These people are truly scarred for life, so it takes a very strange and sick mind to make jokes about corrosive liquid being thrown over people."
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