It turns out Nigel Farage’s terrible 2015 went from bad to worse as, back in October, one of the wheels fell off his car as he was driving along the motorway, in what he believes was an assassination attempt.
Farage hasn’t had much luck with travel in recent years, given that plane crash he was involved in five years ago and, according to the Mail on Sunday, cars aren’t much kinder to him, as the UKIP leader’s Volvo swerved off the road near Dunkirk, France as he was driving back to his home in Kent from Brussels, Belgium.
Apparently when the police arrived on the scene, they discovered that all four wheels on Farage’s vehicle had been loosened in a possible malicious act.
Farage explained in an interview with the Mail that after he lost control of the car on the busy motorway, he was forced to leap out and leg it over a barrier to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic.
It was in the middle of bloody nowhere, and I was caught in a very bad position. There was a huge section of roadworks with cars going back and forth on the same side of the carriageway.
I suddenly realised I was losing steering but there was no hard shoulder to pull on to. I slowed down, put the hazards on and then one of the wheels came off. I jumped over the wall as quickly as I bloody well could to get away from lorries and everything.
Although mechanics were convinced the wheels had been deliberately loosened on the car, Farage decided not to take further action, despite him receiving a number of death threats during his time as leader of the UK Independence Party.
When asked who he thought may be responsible for the sabotage, Farage replied:
I haven’t got a clue. Quite frankly, the way my life’s been over the past two and a half years, nothing surprises me.
Hey, at least he resisted the urge to blame this one on immigration.
And, given the way the wheels so spectacularly came off UKIP’s election campaign in May, we can’t help but wonder if Farage saw the irony in this particular situation.