A UKIP councillor has demanded that airport-style security be installed at Bristol City Hall to protect him from “disruptive” members of the general public.
In a letter to the Lord Mayor and party group leaders Cllr Michael Frost has provided a shopping list of new equipment and procedures:
- Professional bouncers should be employed by the council
- The public should have to pass through metal detectors to protect councillors
- Visitors must apply in advance to sit in the public gallery and watch council meetings
- Visitors should be subjected to security screening
The pretext for these ridiculous demands is a recent action by pro-Gaza protesters in the public gallery, which saw them “chant support for their cause briefly before being told to leave.” Cllr Frost whinged:
“How easy would it be to enter the public gallery, with a projectile, or God forbid a firearm?”
Perhaps he should ask Nigel Farage, who wants to legalise handguns.