Min­is­ter ‘wrong to grab’

Daily Star - - NEWS -

A FOR­MER Tory MP breached the min­is­te­rial code when he grabbed a woman pro­tester at a din­ner.

Mark Field, who stood down from Par­lia­ment af­ter be­ing sus­pended as a For­eign Of­fice min­is­ter, grabbed Green­peace ac­tivist Janet Barker by the neck and forced her from the black-tie City event.

A Gov­ern­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Sir Alex Al­lan found that Mr Field was “jus­ti­fied in in­ter­ven­ing” but he used too much force and did not treat Ms Barker with “con­sid­er­a­tion and re­spect” and “as such it was a breach of the min­is­te­rial code”.

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