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Plastercine Explosives

by | 17th, September 2004

‘THIS week we’ve been invited to wonder what could have happened had men dressed as Batman and Basil Brush been terrorists and not disgruntled fathers, pro-hunt demonstrators or plain old uniform fetishists.

What if that egg had been a grenade?

Readers were invited to suppose that, had bombs replaced placards and T-shirts, Britain would be in tatters.

What would we let alone the papers do if a superhero had done for the Royals? What evil would plug the void created after a mendacious badger had destroyed Parliament?

The possibilities were too awful to contemplate. Until, that is, the Sun began to wonder what life would be like without John Prescott.

So it sent Anthony France into the House Of Commons to pose as a waiter.

And in place of a salver of drinks, the paper gave our intrepid reporter a Tupperware box containing a lump of blue plastercine and a small travel clock.

This, dear reader, was his “bomb”.

The story goes that, having used bogus references to get the £5.50-an-hour job, France ambled past “shambolic security” while carrying his weapon.

Later, now dressed in a blue apron and a

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