Milkshakes and other missiles
What can the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage in Newcastle expect as a punishment, from past precedent?
— Tony Blair was struck by a tomato in Bristol in 2001. His attacker was given a two-year conditional discharge.
— In the same year, John Prescott had an egg thrown at him in Wales. The attacker was punched in the face by Prescott.
— In 2004 Tony Blair had a condom full of purple-dyed flour thrown at him in the House of Commons. The assailant was given a two-year conditional discharge.
— In March, a man was jailed for 28 days for throwing an egg at Jeremy Corbyn.
Did the UK come last in Eurovision because of Brexit? Our recent record:
AFTER THE REFERENDUM
26th (out of 26)
15th BEFORE THE REFERENDUM 2016
25th (out of 25)
26th (out of 26)
A third of UK electricity was generated by ‘renewables’ in 2018. Which renewables?
Wind, wave and tidal
Incineration of general waste
Incineration of wood
The rise and fall of frontrunners
Does the early frontrunner in a Tory leadership election always trip up?
2016 Theresa May topped first ballot with 50.2% of vote, with nearest challenger, Andrea Leadsom, on 20.1%.
2005 David Cameron came a narrow second in first ballot, with 28.3% of vote, against 31.3% for David Davis.
2001 Iain Duncan Smith came second in first ballot, with 23.5% of vote, against 29.5% for Michael Portillo.
1997 William Hague came second in first ballot, with 25.0% of vote, against 29.9% for Kenneth Clarke.
1990 John Major did not even contest first ballot, which was a straight run between Margaret Thatcher and Michael Heseltine.
1975 Margaret Thatcher topped the first ballot, with 47.1% of the vote, against 43.1% for Edward Heath.
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