Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Iain Dale Fights Protester

While Damian Macbride was talking to the media, his publisher Iain Dale was rolling around on the ground with a protester. Classy way to deal with a protester Iain, who said any publicity was good publicity. Not sure why Iain wasn't arrested for assault. See links for video: Press Association ITN and Independent The protester was Stuart Holmes, a pensioner from Manchester, who is in his 30th year as a fixture outside Labour and Conservative party conference venues. “I was not ruining the interview, I was just in the background. I was not saying anything,” he said, after being spoken to outside the conference centre by Sussex Police officers. But Mr Dale decided to take matters into his own hands by grabbing the man's rucksack and physically hauling him out of the way of the cameras, before the pair grappled on the pavement as Mr McBride's interview continued. The barking of Mr Holmes' dog - which eagerly joined in the commotion - could be heard by TV viewers as the struggle continued. Mr Holmes' dog, also called Stuart, and carrying placards reading "No Nukes" on its back joined in the commotion by jumping up and biting his owner's rear. As the scuffle continued, Mr Holmes did his best to hold up the "No Nukes - Radio Active Dust Cancer Epidemic" to photographers who were busy recording the scrap. Iain Dale the hypocrite blogger said: ""Everyone has an inalienable right to protest, but no one has a right to make a continual nuisance of themselves and interrupt interviews like that." Interesting background on Stuart here

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