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EU Referendum: Farage and Geldof go head to head on Thames

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has joined a flotilla of Brexit-backing fishing boats sailing up the Thames to lobby Parliament to take back control of British waters.

The first of an expected 50 to 60 vessels passed under London's Tower Bridge at around 10am, foghorns sounding.

But they were greeted by boats carrying Remain supporters, including rock star philanthropist Sir Bob Geldof, blasting out the song "In With the In Crowd" from a large on-board sound system.

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In and Out campaigns clash in Thames flotilla protest

The In and Out camps pass on the Thames. Credit: Pool

The In and Out sides of the EU referendum have clashed at a flotilla protest to take back control of British waters on the Thames.

Nigel Farage, who is leading the Leave campaign, was greeted by Remain campaigner Sir Bob Geldof who blasted out the song "In With the In Crowd".

There were also reports the Remain craft had been targeted with water from a fishing boat's hose.

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