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Gordon Brown Escapes Student's Stickiness

BBC NEWS | Politics | Campaigner 'glues himself to PM'

Mr Glass - a 24-year-old post-graduate student at Strathclyde University - had smuggled a small amount ... in his underwear at about 1700 BST.

He met the prime minister during the reception at about 1830 BST.

"There may have been something sticky on his hands but it was only for a few seconds that he touched the prime minister," a spokesman said. "There was no stickiness of any significance."

Speaking afterwards, Mr Glass said: "My left hand was covered ...- it really hurt. He had to give it a couple of tugs before it came away. "

Mr Glass was invited to Downing Street to receive an award from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation for his protesting work with Plane Stupid.

Comments

This fine individual (and I use the word loosely) ran for president of the Student Association at Strathclyde. Suffice it to say, there was much relief when he was defeated; it would be inappropriate for me to go into details, but I believe he would fit in well at Westminster.

How do I know? I am also a student at Strathclyde, and somebody I know was the winner of that election...

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