e leaves: Nigel Farage battered by branch on Brexit battle busNigel Farage was clobbered by tree branches this morning on his Brexit bus tour of the UK. The Ukip leader learned first hand the risks of travelling by open top bus, as a string of leafy appendages thwacked him in the face. H
e was travelling through Chapelto
wn, near Sheffield, when he picked up the arboreal injury. He is touring the country to campaign for Britain to vote leave in the upcoming EU referendum . Diving for cover, he found the whole episode hilarious, shouting only in Ukip, only
in Ukip and was still chuckling as he said: Wonderful. F
arages foliage farrago The bus had just left Thorpe Hesley Cricket Club where it s
truggled to get out of the car park due to the amount of people on board.
Mr Farage continued to stand on the top deck as the bus headed into the centre of Chapeltown, and warned photographers travelling backwar
ds in front of him with cries of more branches. As the route opened out, he said: We took out a big branch yesterday in that village we went into. Moments later, Mr Farage was in full campaigning swing, extolling the virtues of Brexit over the speakers on the 40-year-old bus. Come and join the Brexit tour, he said. Itll only take three weeks of your time. Well have a wonderfu
l time. Weve got a well-stocked bar. He said to on
e man as the tour passed the railway station: Are you for Brexit , sir? Bloody am, came the reply. Mr Farage said: Very good. Thats a proper York
shire answer. Nigel Farage vis
ited Dudley Town centre yes
terday on his battle bus, to canvas people about leaving the
EU (Image: Birmingham Mail) And he shouted to one heckler walking his dog on the pavement below the double-decker: You vote for Mr Cameron. The man yelled back: I w
ill do. I hate him but Ill vote for him. Ill vote to stop in, I shant vote for Cameron. Social media users were quick to point out the irony of Mr Farage being attacked by foliage in Sheffield - a city which has seen a furious row over a council programme to fell roadside trees. Last mo
nth, the High Court dismissed a move by campaigners to halt a programme of tree felling across Sheffield. The city council is felling hundreds of trees it says are dead, diseased or a danger. Others wags on social media pointed out that Mr Farage appeared to have been assailed by the Leaves.