Geoffrey Clifton-Brown told to leave conference. Police involved
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, treasurer of the Tories’ influential ‘1922 Committee’, was held by police and told to leave the Conservatives’ conference in Manchester today after triggering a security lock-down with a ‘punch-up’.
According to Greater Manchester Police (GMP), Clifton-Brown kicked off – because he wasn’t allowed into a VIP lounge as he didn’t have a pass.
A statement by GMP says that:
At around 1.45pm on Tuesday 1 October 2019, an attendee to the Conservative Party Conference attempted to enter the International Lounge area of the conference without the relevant pass.
Security staff intervened and resolved the situation without any breach of security occurring.
The conference today heard Priti Patel – forced to resign after being caught arranging unauthorised meetings with the Israeli government about diverting UK aid to military facilities – talk about law and order.
The message of Labour’s policy-packed conference was ‘People before privilege’. It seems the Tories’ sense of entitlement to privilege is as strong as ever.
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