In a dramatic development, a protester managed to reach the stage from where the British prime minister, Theresa May, was delivering her party conference speech, to hand her a pink slip.
The protester was later taken outside the conference venue in Manchester by the security personnel. Though, the episode rattled May, she went on to complete her speech.
She said, “I was going to talk about somebody whi I would like to give P45 to and that’s (The Labour Party chief) Jeremy Corbyn.”
P45 slip is given to employees in UK when they are made redundant in their jobs. The protester has been identified as Comedian Lee Nelson, whose real name is Simon Brodkin.
He said he wasked to do so by Boris Johnson, who had clashed with May during Brexit referendum.
“Boris said in one of those corridor meetings: ‘Give Theresa this’. It was a P45 of course, from Boris,” he told reporters as he was escorted from the conference centre in Manchester, northwest England.
“Hi Boris Johnson, I gave Theresa her P45 just like you asked,” he later wrote on Twitter.
— Simon Brodkin (@simonbrodkin) October 4, 2017
Nelson must thank that he was not in India, where such act of dissent against the current prime minister would have landed him in jail while the ruling party’s supporters would have instantly declared him anti-national.
The channels, part of the current government’s propaganda machinery, would have devoted hours in linking him to the enemy country with a possible hand of terror outfits.