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BBC defends Jo Brand over 'battery acid' joke

BBC News Wednesday, 12 June 2019 ()
BBC defends Jo Brand over 'battery acid' jokeNigel Farage said the comic's remarks on BBC Radio 4 comedy show, Heresy, were an "incitement to violence".
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News video: Jo Brand bats away questions on her battery acid ‘joke'

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Jo Brand was questioned by reporters as she left home this morning after being criticised for a joke she made suggesting protestors should throw battery acid at politicians, rather than milkshakes. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has called for a police inquiry over the remarks the comedian made on...

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