- Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:24 am #337713
Doing their bit for democracy: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... conference" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Of course. I'm sensing a backtrack to avoid shit hitting the fan.The conference was also hit by a row after Norman Smith, the BBC's chief political correspondent, said he had been stopped from filming the demonstration by security staff within the venue.
Police said they had cleared an area to prevent "potential tensions" between protesters and delegates but were not stopping people from filming on the streets.
A Conservative spokesman said the party had "nothing to do" with the incident and had sent staff to help the BBC filming continue.
G4S, which runs security for the event, said it had been helping to secure the venue "but haven't prevented journalists filming".