A CHARITY BOSS WAS SUSPENDED YESTERDAY AS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO A TWITTER POST ABOUT THE MILKSHAKE ATTACK AGAINST NIGEL FARAGE WHICH READ “I’D PREFER ACID”.
“GREAT that milkshakes have become a thing when it comes to the racists in our midst” wrote Ruth Townsley.
“I’d prefer acid but milkshakes will do for now I guess.”
The account was subsequently deleted – but not before it was spotted by the Brexit Party , which retweeted it from its Brexit Party South East account.
Brexit Party South East subsequently said: “Please ensure you let @HappyCItyUK know what you think about the head of measurement and policy who is encouraging ACID ATTACKS on politicians.”
Happy City’s website features a biography of an employee named Ruth Townsley written in 2015, in which she describes herself as “programme manager of Happy City’s 12 month Innovate UK-funded project to develop an interactive tool which will enable policy makers to see the health benefits of improvements in well-being.”
The charity has since been contacted who confirmed that Ruth Townsley had been suspended and an investigation has now been launched.
Another tweet on her account in 2017 said: “I’ve decided that violence against the rich is entirely justified and it’s time to start killing them. That fella in the US got it right.”
In a statement the charity said: “Happy City is aware that one of their employees has previously posted tweets from their personal account including one about the Nigel Farage protest.
“We do not in any way agree with the contents of these tweets which contradicted all of our strongly held values.
“We believe all politicians have a right to have their voices heard, and condemn violence of any sort at any level of society.