So lets get this clear. I do not condone violence of any type. But I intensely dislike hypocrisy and double standards.
No matter how twisted, reactionary or plain damn stupid Farage and UKIPs policies are on women in the workplace, lesbians, gays and the weather, fox hunting and of course immigration, it was not right that he was assaulted.
I understand that a suspect was arrested very quickly and has now been bailed.
However, what about Farage's minders? I filmed one of them assaulting a demonstrator who was not obstructing or in any way threating Farage. The person concerned reported the matter to the police shortly after the event.
I do not believe Farage's minder has been contacted by the police. Let alone arrested, charged and bailed for what looks like quite a nasty elbow to the throat.
Where is the equality of justice here? Why should people exercising their legal right to demonstrate receive a lesser justice than Nigel Farage?
This is not right.
In the meantime the UKIP media spin doctors portray the event as poor Nigel assaulted by the nasty demonstrators. This is not the truth. It is my opinion that the actions of Farage's minders contributed towards what happened yesterday.
Thank goodness I filmed it. here is the slow motion of the assault which took place before Mr Farage was assaulted. I do not approve of either or any assault but I do think we need a balanced account of what happened.
Last but not least why were there only 2 police officers on duty?