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Forum => News and Current Affairs. => Topic started by: lankou on 04 Oct 2021 07:24PM

Title: Iain Duncan Smith attacked with traffic cone.
Post by: lankou on 04 Oct 2021 07:24PM
I shouldn't laugh, I really shouldn't:-

More at link:-


Breaking[size=48px !important]Conservative Party conference 2021: Five arrests following alleged assault 'with traffic cone' on ex-Tory leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith[/size][size=22px !important]Sir Iain Duncan Smith, who appeared on a panel alongside Brexit minister Lord Frost, told a Conservative conference fringe event he was "assaulted by a bunch of protesters" on his journey there.[/size][/size][size=48px !important]
By Greg Heffer, political reporter, in Manchester

[/size]Monday 4 October 2021 18:58, UK[/color][/color]Five people have been arrested following an alleged assault - reportedly using a traffic cone - on former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith at the Tory conference in Manchester.[/color]Greater Manchester Police said three men and two women were arrested after reports of an assault on Portland Street at around 4pm.[/color]Shortly after 4pm, Sir Iain attended a conference fringe event on Brexit at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel.[size=48px !important]
Title: Re: Iain Duncan Smith attacked with traffic cone.
Post by: lankou on 05 Oct 2021 03:45PM
Title: Re: Iain Duncan Smith attacked with traffic cone.
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 05 Oct 2021 05:06PM

I remember a few years back (not many) looking on a miltary chat forum (not a government one), where I think a lot of what I'll call current non-military politics stuff was censored, but where a post relating to IDS's military career wasn't.

Someone said that the reason he spent his military career in HQ/admin roles was that they put him there to keep him away from the troops.

But I don't think squaddies would have hit him with a traffic cone for the things he and his colleagues have done, for instance leaving people lacking basics.  They'd have stuck it up his, erm, rear echelon.