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Tomato attack on Priminister


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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 13 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Harry Meade accepted an ill-spelt Public Order Act fixed penalty notice from the Metropolitan Police stating: “You threw a tomato at the Priminister (sic)”

It’s good to know that we’ve got such highly trained and skilled police officers protecting us from the terrors of tomato attacks. Personally, I think that Harry was probably wrong to accept the order, and should have contested it since he never threw anything at anybody known as the Priminister. But then, judging the level of intelligence demonstrated by Mr Meade through his actions and description of them, perhaps he never realised there was any mistake:

We spotted him (Mr Blair) pulling up in a black saloon at the back door. I managed to fire off two tomatoes and they hit the door frame of the building, splattering his suit with juice and seeds, which he brushed off. He looked very hacked off

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Comments and responses

Comment from Pammy

by Pammy

Comment posted at 12:48 on 19th March 2007.

I think Harry Meade is a sad person and do not know why he is so proud that splattered Tony Blair with tomatoes but maybe expressing his views in a more positive manner may have been more productive.
I do not know who Harry Meade is or what his background is but I believe we all need to think of who we are and how we do things. If we want to make a difference we need to do our homework and express ourselves in a positive way as to why we disagree with how our lives are affected by government policy.
I just believe his statement shows he has strong views about something. If he has access to the Internet why not use the Internet to say something positive by looking up Government/ local MP sites state his problem to as many as he wishes to it would be far more effective. He would make his views / concerns credible. He could get others within his community to back him up. I just think if you truly want to make a difference for the things you have a problem with, do your homework on that problem put that into a positive statement to the right people and the Internet makes that so easy to achieve.

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