A SHORT VISUAL HISTORY OF POLITICIANS GETTING EGGED

A Short Visual History of Politicians Getting Egged
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A SHORT VISUAL HISTORY OF POLITICIANS GETTING EGGED



Written by Dont Panic
04 Thursday 04th May 2017

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Earlier today, French presidential candidate and media friendly fascist Marine Le Pen was egged during tense scenes at Dol-de-Bretange. 

Le Pen now joins the list of politicians who've felt the wrath of a flying egg; the shock, the crack, the goo, the drip. In these dark days of acid attacks and, you know, assassinations, I hark back to the innocent days of egging and its many enjoyable aspects. The preparation an egger has to go through - buying the produce, locating where a politician will be, finding the best spot - all before taking the shot, then inviting the hassle of a court date and dry cleaning costs; the various responses, from John Prescott's raw violence to Nigel Farage's blokey stoicism via John Major's bland annoyance; the fact that the victim, for even a second, feels a shock of humility in their grey, technocratic conscience. Long may we throw eggs at the powerful- here's some of the greatest hits...

Michael Heseltine, Liverpool (1982)

John Major, Southampton (1992)

John Prescott, Rhyl (2001)

Nick Griffin, London (2009)

Ed Miliband, London (2013)


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