Nigel’s battle bus struggles to ‘Brexit’ cricket club

UKIP leader Nigel Farage brought his battle bus to Rotherham this week — but struggled to get his campaign back on the road.

The leading Brexit campaigner stopped off at Thorpe Hesley Cricket Club on Wednesday to greet local supporters and welcome some aboard the purple bus emblazoned with his beaming face before heading off to nearby Chapeltown and further afield for more photocalls.

But Mr Farage’s bus driver needing a second go at leaving the car park as the number of people on board the purple on-top vehicle — said to have last been used Torvill and Dean to parade the streets of Nottingham after winning gold at the 1984 Winter Olympics  — meant it had problems getting up onto the road.

Clearly the weight of support behind UKIP in the EU referendum presents some challenges — or maybe it was just the “well-stocked bar” of which Mr Farage boasted.