Nigel Farage dumped a load of dead fish into the Thames this afternoon in protest against the government’s Brexit transition deal, which will affect fishing quotas.
But the stunt may have backfired…
Someone’s responded by reporting the ex-UKIP leader to Westminster City Council for fly-tipping, a crime which carries an unlimited fine or even a prison sentence.
Bobby Rae, an SNP staffer, claims to have used an online form on the local authority’s website to report Farage for “dumping dead fish into the river next to parliament”. He tweeted:
“Just reported @Nigel_Farage to @CityWestminster for #flytipping”
Rae accompanied the tweet with these images:
Dumping an ‘animal carcass’ is included in anti-fly-tipping laws:
According to the Westminster City Council:
“Fly-tipping is a serious criminal offence which carries an unlimited fine. Offenders can be sent to prison.”
So Farage could potentially end up behind bars for the stunt…
And given the act was so well documented by TV crews and photographers, you’d think the evidence against him would be compelling.
Here’s to hoping…