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The Evening Standard reports:

The two camps in the EU referendum battle met today in a bizarre clash on the Thames on board a propaganda flotilla.

Sir Bob Geldof boarded a boat on the Thames to oppose Nigel Farage’s pro-Brexit flotilla, which was making its way up the Thames towards parliament.

The flotilla, of up to 35 boats, had been organised by Scottish skippers as part of the Fishing for Leave campaign.

The Boomtown rats star blasted out songs including Chicago’s “If you leave me now”, while the Leave boats retaliated by firing water from a hose at Geldof’s vessel.


Nigel Farage and Sir Bob Geldof clash on Brexit in bizarre Thames flotilla ‘battle’ (The Evening Standard)

Pic via Guardian and video via Mikey Smith and Kaya Burgess


Jim Waterson tweetz:

I’m under aural attack from Bob Geldof who has the loudest soundsystem known to man and is haranguing Farage.


tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo3_1280Exif_JPEG_PICTURE hoboboat_9 hoboboat_13tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo6_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo5_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo4_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo7_1280 tumblr_mqq23iZNe11qzamioo8_1280Swimming Cities – a half art project, half utopian experiment by street artist Swoon (aka Caledonia “Callie” Curry) – is a wonderful, ramshackle flotilla of ‘hoboboat’ rafts made from recycled materials that floated down various US canals and rivers (including the Mississippi and Hudson), stopping off to gather building materials, play music and generally freak out squares along the way.


ISRAELI foreign ministry officials have dismissed as “baseless” claims by organisers of the Gaza-bound flotilla that Israel was responsible for damage to the Irish ship MV Saoirse [lower pic], docked in Turkey.

Roni Bar-On, a member of Israel’s Knesset parliament from the opposition Kadima party, welcomed the latest setback to the effort to breach Israel’s maritime blockade on Gaza, terming it “the hand of God”. Earlier this week, activists also blamed Israel for sabotage to the Greek-Swedish ship Juliano , which was docked in Greece.

Some 300 international activists, including Irish citizens, are due to set sail in the coming days from Mediterranean ports in up to nine vessels from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden and Greece.

Israel Denies Damaging Irish Ship Bound For Gaza Flotilla (Irish Times)

Previously: Live From The Damaged MV Saoirse