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Banning milkshakes to save Farage

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trisher Mon 20-May-19 15:56:03

Well Newcastle got him today but police in Edinburgh asked McDonald's not to sell milkshakes whilst he was there. What do you think? Is he fair game? Is it OK to target right wing politicians? Or should milkshakes be banned?

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 16:02:16

No they shouldn’t be banned.

If your can only throw things at people you don’t agree with that makes you an animal.

And in the light of Jo Coxes murder and the terror threat to Rosie I think it’s disgusting to incite violence in any form.

I hope the police are very strong on this.

varian Mon 20-May-19 16:23:04

In today's news: a man who said he'd "don khaki, pick up a rifle and head for the front lines" if he didn't get his own way, claims that throwing a milkshake is undemocratic.

Urmstongran Mon 20-May-19 16:23:37

A drop of milk will not deter Nigel Farage from campaigning and delivering his Brexit message. The person who threw the milk has a lesser brain than the cow who gave it!

Keep up the great work Nigel. Brexiters are backing you all the way!

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 16:26:07

I don’t think it’s a laughing matter really.

Threats and assaults on MPs and political figures demean us all and are barbaric acts.

Be it a milkshake or a knife.

This emotion surrounding Brexit is completely out of hand

Charleygirl5 Mon 20-May-19 16:30:51

I could not agree more Mycat.

lemongrove Mon 20-May-19 16:36:03

No, of course they shouldn’t be banned, in any case people who do that sort of pea brained assault could throw anything else that they wished to, including eggs.
I don’t think much of his personal security guards though, it could be a knife.

No, of course it isn’t OK to target right wing politicians, nor is it right to target left wing politicians by hurling things at them or anything more serious.It’s both childish and potentially dangerous.

I expect the man who did this wanted his five minutes of fame, like the man who smashed an egg on Prescott years ago, although he didn’t expect such a lightning reaction back at him, I cheered Prescott for that.

Urmstongran Mon 20-May-19 16:36:07

I agree Mycat what if it had been acid?

Funny though, I don’t remember Amjad Chaudhry ever getting a milkshake thrown at him while he preached hate against this country?

Lily65 Mon 20-May-19 16:38:28

2 horrible rabble rousing racists, yes, AC should have had the milkshake treatment on reflection.

maryeliza54 Mon 20-May-19 16:46:38

Dear NF who declared that the referendum had been won without a shot being fired a few days after Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 16:47:21


So you condone physically attacking people you don’t agree with or are angry with

Do you realise where that path leads?

To terrorist acts. To murder of MPs to rape threats and assaults.


Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 16:49:25


Doesn’t make it right though does it?

I think we need to be very very clear on violence in any form especially directed at MPs and public figures.

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 16:50:35

And quite rightly NF apologised for his stupid crass remarks then

maryeliza54 Mon 20-May-19 16:57:30

Dear NF who said he would pick up a rifle if Brexit wasn’t delivered? That NF?

maryeliza54 Mon 20-May-19 17:00:00

He apologised? Well that’s all right then isn’t it? Incidentally would someone link me to the tread where you all condemned the attack on JC in the mosque? Lots of hypocrisy on here methinks

gillybob Mon 20-May-19 17:00:25

Absolutely disgusting no matter who it is .

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 17:01:06

And if he said that that’s totally unacceptable.

There’s no shades of grey here. Violent acts are wrong.

lemongrove Mon 20-May-19 17:02:28

It isn’t the person that is the important matter, but the right of anybody politician or ‘celeb’ to walk about unmolested.
This time it was only milkshake, next time, who knows?
You can’t decide who you dub unworthy and deserving of assault, and expect to get away with it.
It would have been equally wrong for May, Corbyn or Cable to have things flung at them.

maryeliza54 Mon 20-May-19 17:02:59

Oh and the rape comments about JP? I also recall some pretty unkind things being said on GN about AS when she complained about her treatment in the street by Brexiteers.

Lily65 Mon 20-May-19 17:03:34

Mycat, please do not use the word " shameful" to me. There is an awful lot going on that is shameful at the moment. How a racist like F is adored by some for starters. What on earth Chowdry has to do with it, is questionable. Is that comment also shameful.

Unfortunately there have been incidences of eggthrowing, the odd punch thrown and this latest milkshake thing. It is hardly on a par with shooting somebody.

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 17:04:01

Nope no hypocrisy from me chick. I know what’s right and what’s not.

No idea what you mean about the mosque? Never heard of it please share.

If Corbyn was physically attacked that’s disgraceful.

Surely to God whatever your views we can agree on this?

Otherwise it’s quite frightening

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 17:04:58

I think condoning any attack on anyone be it a milkshake or a knife is shameful.

Own your views.

lemongrove Mon 20-May-19 17:05:51

Read the OP Lily and answer it.
It doesn’t say ‘is throwing milkshake on a par with shooting somebody’.

maryeliza54 Mon 20-May-19 17:07:01

So we can look forward to universal condemnation of all physical and threatening verbal attacks on politicians now can we on GN? Well that’s fine then - as you were

Mycatisahacker Mon 20-May-19 17:07:18

People are free to adore who they wish be that Farrage Corbyn or bloody Justin Beeber that’s their choice.

Physically assaulting someone you happen to disagree with is shameful.

Inciting acts like this is shameful. And dangerous