Hell hath no fury like a Liverpudlian scorned.
This is a truth that far-right activist James Goddard – the UK’s ‘yellow vest’ protestor who was probed by police for intimidating pro-Remain MP Anna Soubry in December 2018 – discovered at the weekend.
Goddard was in Merseyside with Tommy Robinson – the English Defence League founder whose real name is Stephen Yaxely-Lennon – as he continued his campaign for a seat in the European parliament.
Goddard was confronted with anti-fascist campaigners during his campaign stop. The campaigners held signs saying “Tommy Robinson: Don’t let the racists divide us”.
As tensions rise, Goddard says:
Why would I want to be from Liverpool? It’s a s***hole.
After this, a video shows the crowd shouting at him and quite literally running the far-right activist out of town. The video, which features explicit language, is presumably filmed by one of Goddard’s supporters. It shows them running away to escape shouts from the crowd.
Social media reacted strongly to the video, which quickly went viral.
Goddard has learned an important lesson: don't mess with a Northern mam.