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21 May, 2019 15:25

‘I'd prefer ACID but milkshakes will do’: Charity worker provokes outrage with Farage attack tweet

‘I'd prefer ACID but milkshakes will do’: Charity worker provokes outrage with Farage attack tweet

A UK charity worker has caused fury on social media after suggesting she would have preferred if it had been acid and not a milkshake that was hurled at Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage while campaigning in Newcastle on Monday.

In a tweet from her now-deleted account, Ruth Townsley, who is head of measurement and policy at charity Happy City, which focuses its work on ‘wellbeing’ applauded Paul Crowther, the man behind the milkshake attack on Farage. However, she ostensibly was a little annoyed it hadn’t been a more lethal substance.

Great that milkshakes have become a thing when it comes to the racists in our midst. I'd prefer acid but milkshakes will do for now I guess.

Townsley’s remarks have prompted fury on social media. One Twitter user fumed “WTF is wrong with these deluded, twisted, malicious, oppressive individuals?” While others considered this “despicable” and “vile.”

It would appear that it’s not the only tweet the charity worker has posted which seems to advocate extreme violence against a politician. In a tweet from June 2017, Townsley wrote that it was “time to start killing” the rich.

Happy City has released a statement, distancing themselves from Townsley's comments, saying they “do not in any way agree with the contents of that tweet.” They insist “all politicians have a right to have their voices heard,” adding that a thorough investigation into the incident is now underway.

It comes as the alleged offender of the milkshake attack, Paul Crowther, 32, from Throckley, Newcastle, was charged by police on Tuesday with “common assault and criminal damage.”

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