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Brexit leader Nigel Farage doused with milkshake on campaign trail

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Nigel Farage has become the latest Brexit figure to be targeted with milkshakes while campaigning ahead of the European elections.

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, has been doused in milkshake by a protester, making him the latest anti-EU figure to be targeted during campaigning for the European parliament elections.

Mr Farage, one of the leading figures in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, was covered in the milkshake at an event in the northern England city of Newcastle on Monday.

Shortly after addressing supporters he was hit by a shake thrown by a man in his early 30s, before being escorted away by aides and into a taxi, according to witnesses. 

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was doused in a milkshake while he was campaigning in Newcastle.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was doused in a milkshake while he was campaigning in Newcastle.
Reuters

"Sadly, some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible," Mr Farage tweeted after the incident.

"For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this."

Mr Farage's newly-formed pro-Brexit party is predicted by opinion polls to win the most support in Britain at the elections later this week, promising to take the country out of the European Union without a deal.

Other anti-EU candidates not associated with the Brexit Party have also been targeted by milkshakes in recent weeks.

Mr Farage, a 55-year-old former commodities broker, played an instrumental role in persuading Britain's mainstream political parties to hold a referendum on leaving the European Union in 2016, and then convincing voters to back Brexit during the subsequent campaign.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage with an ice cream in Canvey Island while on the European Election campaign trail (AAP)
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage with an ice cream while on the European Election campaign trail.
AAP

Britain remains deeply divided over the issue and parliament has been unable to agree when, how or even if the country should leave the bloc.

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