Meet the milkshake truthers

James O’Brien is among those spreading the conspiracy theory.


Topics Brexit UK

This afternoon, British political Twitter has been awash with a photo of Don McNaughton, an elderley veteran and Brexit Party teller from Aldershot, with milkshake splashed across his front. Dominic Farrell tweeted about this latest anti-Brexit gunking earlier today, alleging that a Remainer on a bike got McNaughton outside the polling station where he was on duty for the EU election:

This latest incident comes just days after Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was hit by milkshake in Newcastle – and both are part of a broader trend for politically motivated ‘milkshakings’ against pro-Brexit and hard-right politicians. Or are they? Because some prominent people on Twitter have caught the whiff of conspiracy, rather than banana and salted caramel.

LBC host and King Remoaner James O’Brien wondered out loud on Monday if Farage might have had an incentive to have himself milkshaked – a scheme that would have presumably involved the milkshaker in question (32-year-old Paul Crowther) going deep undercover, faking an online profile as a Remainer and Labour supporter, and then willingly taking the rap for his dairy-charged crime.

O’Brien isn’t the only one with his tinfoil hat on. Today, writer, lawyer and noted sex pest Rupert Myers went even further, poring over the images of recent milkshakings like frames from the Zapruder film, speculating about splash patterns and beverage consistency, and suggesting the Aldershot incident might be a Brexit Party setup.

Remoaner conspiracy theories are nothing new – you can read them in the Observer most Sundays. But milkshake trutherism has got to be the most hilariously unhinged one yet.

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