What a pathetic herd of maroons……
Sir Bob and his supporters were carrying banners as they berated the Ukip leader and his allies
NOTE: Leftist statist loudmouths are no match for rational, reasonable calls for self governance.
Boomtown spat! Nigel Farage and Sir Bob Geldof lead rival flotillas for naval battle on river Thames in most bizarre scenes of EU referendum so far
Mr Farage and Labour MP Kate Hoey appeared to be reenacting scenes from the film Titanic during the event in London
- Ukip leader and rock star traded insults in shadow of Tower Bridge
- Farage said fishermen were angry because EU destroyed their industry
- At one point hoses were deployed in a bid to settle the argument
Rival flotillas headed by Nigel Farage and Bob Geldof clashed on the Thames today in the most bizarre scenes of the EU referendum so far.
The Ukip leader took to the waves with dozens of Brexit-backing fishing boats as he urged a vote to cut ties with Brussels next week.
But they were greeted by boats carrying Remain supporters including rock star Sir Bob, and loud speakers blasting out the song ‘In With the In Crowd’.
The fleets exchanged shouted insults – while at one point hoses were deployed to try to settle the argument.
Rival boats in the Brexit and Remain flotillas clashed on the Thames today
Dozens of vessels passed under Tower Bridge, holding up traffic while it was raised
Setting off, Mr Farage said fishermen were key in the referendum because EU membership had ‘destroyed our industry’.
‘The governing principle of the common fisheries policy is that of ‘equal access to a common resource’,’ he said. ‘Fish stock that should be within the UK’s internationally-recognised territorial waters is now shared with our European partners.
‘This has led to a 60 per cent drop in oversized landings and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in our industry.’
Jobs were also being lost in the charter angling fleet due to new EU regulations on recreational sea angling, said the Ukip leader, who said that Norway, outside the EU, was able to control stocks up to 200 miles off its shores and had a ‘booming’ commercial fishing and angling industry.