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Janet Barker on being manhandled by Mark Field: ‘He might become a better person’

When the Greenpeace activist was grabbed by the neck by the then Tory MP, she refused to make an official complaint. She reflects on her decision and the aftermathWhen the Conservative MP Mark Field leapt from his chair, pushed a female Greenpeace protester against a pillar, gripped the back of her neck and then manhandled her out of a Mansion House banquet in June, he probably did not anticipate the headlines.Janet Barker, the climate emergency activist, was not alone in being stunned at his hot-headed actions. When TV footage emerged capturing Field’s ferocious look as he propelled Barker roughly towards the exit, it unleashed a formidable backlash. Continue reading...


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