British politician Nigel Farage has claimed he fears for his life and that he can no longer go on pub crawls since the election of Donald Trump.
The interim UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader became closely aligned to the president-elect, even joining him on his campaign trail and has said he is eager to play a role in UK-US relations since the historic 8 November vote.
However, after Farage became the first UK politician to meet Trump — a meeting orchestrated by far-right Breitbart which funds both men — alleging he had been threatened to be glassed and he could no longer go anywhere without security.
"I've got no life – I can't do anything, I can't go anywhere," Farage said in an interview with the Sunday Express.
"Certainly I would not go out in London of an evening on my own without security – couldn't even think about it.
"I can't even walk down the street without it. I have to go to private places, private venues.
"The thought of doing a Friday night pub crawl around Westminster – I just can't do it anymore."
The father-of-four said he had felt a certain amount of hostility towards him since the EU Referendum, but claimed that it had got worse since the American elections.
Farage added: "The America dimension changed everything. It's been so full-on, unbelievable really."
However, Farage's comments were criticised by media commentators as they come on the heels of Thomas Mair being found guilty of murdering MP Jo Cox for her pro-refugee and pro-European views.
David Banks, a journalist and media consultant, said: "As far as I know, so far there has been one murder linked to the EU Referendum, and she wasn't on the Brexit side."
Though Mair was not tried as a terrorist, as prosecutors did not need to prove political intent to prove his guilt, the judge did acknowledge his political aims as an aggravating factor.
At sentencing, Justice Wilkie declared: "There is no doubt that this murder was done for the purpose of advancing a political, racial and ideological cause namely that of violent white supremacism and exclusive nationalism most associated with Nazism and its modern forms."