Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Harman Compares South London to "Meat Factory"

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman seems to have taken a cue from Home Secretary Jacqui Smith on surviving in London's urban jungle.

Harman defends wearing stab vest
Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman has defended her decision to wear a stab proof jacket during a police walkabout in her south London constituency.
BBC News
Page last updated at 13:59 GMT, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 14:59 UK

She said it was like wearing a white hairnet when visiting a meat factory.

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Glenn Standish said...

An interesting story...and an interesting pic. Good to see our MP's are so brave!! ;-)

Greetings from TORUĊƒ DP here in Poland!

Kris McCracken said...

That seems like a bad call for her to make. Did the police insist? It sends out all of the wrong signals to locals!

PM John Howard rather famously wore a bullet proof vest while address an angry rally of gun owners here in Australia in 1996. I don't think that it helped the mood of the protesters!

Tiki Chris said...

She probably did just put it on when handed to her but she comes across as (just another politican who is) completely oblivious to the daily life of most people.