Climate protestor claims glued self to UK Prime Minister
At least one voter still attached to Gordon?
Downing Street today denied claims that UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is currently super-glued to a climate action campaigner.
Dan Glass, says the anti Heathrow expansion group Plane Stupid, infiltrated the State Dining Room of 10 Downing Street on Tuesday evening, then under cover of haranguing him about the third runway at Heathrow, "put his super-glue covered hand onto Brown’s polyester suit."
Downing Street has yet to deny the polyester suit, but according to the BBC is claiming that there was "no stickiness of any significance."
As, we believe, is generally the case with Superglue after a few seconds' contact. The Plane Stupid version of events is however more imaginatively entertaining.
"Dan is now reading messages to the PM from people whose villages will be bulldozed if Brown agrees to BAA’s expansion plans. He’s also reading out testimony from communities across the world threatened by climate change while Downing Street aides attempt to extract the Labour leader from the green campaigner... [aargh...] Dan is hoping to stay glued to the PM long enough to begin quoting from confidential documents secured through the Freedom of Information Act, which reveal the government’s public consultation on Heathrow expansion was fixed. The papers reveal Ministers have engaged in an extraordinary level of collusion with airport operator, BAA, fiddling pollution figures and developing a joint strategy to beat opposition groups."
Actually we touched on that one here, but we expect Dan to have put it much more soberly and protractedly.
Plane Stupid volunteers no information as to how Glass contrived to infiltrate Downing Street, but the BBC claims he was there "to receive an award" for protesting against Heathrow expansion. We find that difficult to get our heads around - what on earth was Gordon thinking? Whatever, he got past security bearing a small tube of liquid, so in all probability the people at departures who're already giving your toothpaste a hard time are going to get worse.
And if it becomes a general trend for climate protestors to embrace peaceful stickiness, demos could get seriously weird, and demonstrators seriously difficult to remove (soft, soapy warm water, says Plane Stupid. Put it in the water canons). ®