The Battle of the Thames is a thing that actually happened
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Just when you thought the EU Referendum campaign had already jumped the shark…

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Clearly aware that all the billboards and speeches weren’t cutting it…

The Brexit battle got real today

On the Thames.

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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

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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.

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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

Enter Bob Geldof

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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.

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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.

The Last Leg team joined the maritime action

For some reason…

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It got a bit nasty

It was most definitely a case of life definitely being stranger than fiction.

But Twitter saw the funny side

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