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Nigel Farage accuses Jo Brand of inciting violence over battery acid joke

Nigel Farage has accused Jo Brand of inciting violence following comments she made during a BBC Radio 4 show.The comedian, 61, was appearing on Victoria Coren Mitchell s Heresy on Tuesday night and joked about throwing battery acid at politicians.In reply to a question about the state of UK politics, she said: Well, yes I would say that but that s because 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. I m not going to do it, it s purely a fantasy, but I think milkshakes are pathetic, I honestly do, sorry. This is incitement of violence and the police need to act. https://t.co/j3F0jsKGBZ Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 12, 2019In a tweet on Wednesday Mr Farage, who is the leader of the Brexit Party, accused Brand of inciting violence although he did not say who against.He wrote: This is incitement of violence and the police need to act. Last month Mr Farage was covered in milkshake during a campaign walkabout in Newcastle city centre.He was heard to comment complete failure and I could have spotted that a mile off as he was ushered away by security following the incident.Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (Danny Lawson/PA)The trend of throwing milkshakes at right-wing politicians began when viral footage showed Tommy Robinson having one thrown over him in Warrington.Since then, several other members of the public have attempted to repeat the unusual protest in an apparent tribute to the original culprit.At the end of show, Coren Mitchell said she hoped Brand s remarks had not caused offence but added that the radio series had been set up to test the boundaries of what it s OK to say and not say .The quiz host and television personality, 46, later responded to Mr Farage on Twitter, accusing him of double standards.Nigel! I m genuinely disapp we don t agree on everything, but I would totally have had you down as a free speech man. Especially when it comes to jokes. https://t.co/9Ya7THiAmU Victoria Coren Mitchell (@VictoriaCoren) June 12, 2019She wrote: Nigel! I m genuinely disapp we don t agree on everything, but I would totally have had you down as a free speech man. Especially when it comes to jokes. (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i[ GoogleAnalyticsObject ]=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document, script , //www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js , ga ); ga( create , UA-72310761-1 , auto , { name : pacontentapi }); ga( pacontentapi.set , referrer , location.origin); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension1 , By Alex Green, Press Association ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension2 , d5fe8a21-f0fa-47b1-9892-29658e7ce71b ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension3 , paservice:entertainment,paservice:entertainment:uk ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension6 , story ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension7 , composite ); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension8 , null); ga( pacontentapi.set , dimension9 , null); ga( pacontentapi.send , pageview , { location : location.href, page : (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), title : Nigel Farage accuses Jo Brand of inciting violence over battery acid joke });

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