It's just over a week to go before the UK decides whether it leaves the EU or remains — and in London, things have just got weird.
In the strangest political publicity stunt since UKIP leader Nigel Farage nearly killed himself in a plane crash, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has led a flotilla of dozens of trawlers loaded with 'Out' protesters up the Thames, towards Parliament.
UPDATED WITH THEME TUNE: The state of British politics summed up in a clip of a flotilla face-off pic.twitter.com/wK9PKylmJN— Kaya Burgess (@kayaburgess) June 15, 2016
Reports tell of the fleet blasting foghorns and flying 'Save Our Country' banners.
But that's not all: in retaliation, 'In' campaigner Bob Geldof has launched his own vessel, armed with pro-Europe supporters, the upshot being a kind of river battle, the like of which hasn't been seen since the Dutch raided the Medway in 1667. It's even been suggested that Farage's flotilla has fired water cannons at Geldof and co.
There is literally a sea battle going on at tower bridge between a vote leave and vote remain flotilla! pic.twitter.com/ruwkiHERWA— Nick Ward (@nickmward) June 15, 2016
The flotilla is due to arrive at Parliament in time for Prime Minister's Questions at lunchtime today.
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