Britain's ongoing debate over whether to exit the European Union took to the River Thames overnight, and it was slightly ridiculous.
United Kingdom Independence Party and "Brexit" proponent Nigel Farage led a flotilla of fishing boats up the river towards the British Parliament on Wednesday to protest against EU fishing policies.
BREAKING: The state of British politics summed up in a clip of a flotilla face-off pic.twitter.com/rCe5Ouej3F— Kaya Burgess (@kayaburgess) June 15, 2016
Picture of the pro-Brexit flotilla of ships heading up the Thames to the heart of pro-Remain London. (This is real.) pic.twitter.com/FZE90ePaiG— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) June 15, 2016
Then Bob Geldof was there. The activist, pop star and knight steered against the flotilla trying to block it.
So I'm on a Remain boat with Bob Geldof and Rachel Johnson. They're heading off Nigel Farage's Thames flotilla. pic.twitter.com/JU3vpuwWtK— Mikey Smith (@mikeysmith) June 15, 2016
He also reportedly blasted Farage through a loud speaker system, blasting him as a "fraud" and reportedly making a "wanker" gesture towards him.
Farage tried his best to ignore the pop star, but Scottish MEP David Coburn had no such reservations, and branded Geldof and his pals as "millionaires for Remain".
Despite the serious nature of the Brexit debate, Londoners took it in their stride.
Is this punishment for Boaty McBoatface— Laura Snapes (@laurasnapes) June 15, 2016
Eating rhubarb crumble with custard and watching the Brexit flotilla. Oh England, my England. pic.twitter.com/QPJ4CsNkVG— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) June 15, 2016
Jokes aside, Britain will head to the polls next Thursday to decide if it should remain part of the EU.
Stock markets plunged earlier this week on fears the UK could vote to leave the EU, amid polling showing the leave camp held 46 per cent of the vote compared to 39 per cent of the UK who wanted to remain in the EU.
U.S. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen the referendum was a factor in the U.S. central bank's decision to hold interest rates steady at its meeting in Washington on Wednesday.
On Thursday the Irish Times reported British prime minister David Cameron pulled out of a planned appearance with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Manchester on Friday morning to appeal to British voters to remain in the EU.
The paper said Cameron's decision not to participate in the event was taken after advice by Remain strategists that he is having a tough time convincing working-class Labour voters to back the pro-EU campaign.
That said, we'll leave you with these tweets.
I ask Nigel Farage why he's taken up cigarettes again. Farage: "I think the doctors have got it wrong on smoking" pic.twitter.com/QC7WRDS4sm— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) June 15, 2016