Just when you thought the EU Referendum campaign had already jumped the shark…
Clearly aware that all the billboards and speeches weren’t cutting it…
The Brexit battle got real today
On the Thames.
Your eyes don’t deceive you: this is the Brexit flotilla – Getty
Nigel Farage led the charge for Leave in a flotilla of boats sailing through London
It was part of a protest about the Common Fisheries Policy, in which the Ukip leader was joined by about 30 trawlers.
We’re not making this up.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage was joined by Labour MP Kate Hoey for an usual maritime alliance – PA
‘Brexit Flotilla’ had a certain ring to it
Have you heard the new album by Brexit Flotilla?
— Paul Oswell (@Shandypockets) June 15, 2016
All the Brexit flotilla is missing is Jeremy Clarkson in a makeshift submarine. There's still time.
— Lee Jackson (@VictorianLondon) June 15, 2016
Enter Bob Geldof
Sir Bob Geldof adopts a “let’s have some” pose – Getty
Just when Nigel Farage thought he could sail up to Westminster with ease, he was met by a boat carrying Sir Bob Geldof, self-proclaimed admiral of the Remain fleet.
The Boomtown Rats singer’s vessel pulled alongside Farage’s boat and he called the Brexit campaigner a “fraud”.
He also tried to drown him out with a soundsystem.
I'm under aural attack from Bob Geldof who has the loudest soundsystem known to man and is haranguing Farage. pic.twitter.com/fNfojKs3AK
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) June 15, 2016
The Last Leg team joined the maritime action
For some reason…
— Adam Hills (@adamhillscomedy) June 15, 2016
It got a bit nasty
This is how Sir Bob Geldof treated hard working fisherman trying to save their livelihoods and communities. Nice. pic.twitter.com/YmLAiKzq03
— mike love (@mikeloveUK) June 15, 2016
SHOTS FIRED! A Leave vessel just hit Remain supporters with a hose
— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) June 15, 2016
It was most definitely a case of life definitely being stranger than fiction.
But Twitter saw the funny side
— Carl (@FatherJohnHoop) June 15, 2016
— Brendan (@Brendan_Surrey) June 15, 2016
"Now listen. If we get Bob Geldof to sail down the Thames giving V signs to plebs we can turn this around"
— Frank Words (@AFrankWords) June 15, 2016
— M. Cruickshank CN (@MJ_Cruickshank) June 15, 2016
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) June 15, 2016
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) June 15, 2016
"In today's news, Bob Geldorf and Nigel Farage partook in naval war games on the Thames" pic.twitter.com/TbihuTnXGP
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) June 15, 2016
Meanwhile, in the Thames. pic.twitter.com/VfgkHK8QlP
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) June 15, 2016