Unusual visitors?

From today’s Daily Telegraph:

“Police officers at the Houses of Parliament have confiscated magic wands, broomsticks, snow boots and even a giant tennis ball from visitors. 

Figures released yesterday showed hundreds of items, including three balloons, a boomerang, an egg, a horse crop and five children’s police helmets, had been confiscated over the past six months by officers from the Metropolitan police who guard the palace.”

I know we occasionally have unusual visitors, but broomsticks?

About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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7 Responses to Unusual visitors?

  1. Dave H says:

    The Minister for Magic needed to have a word with David Cameron but the Floo Network was down for maintenance that day.

    Rumour has it that He Who Must Not Be Named is masquerading as a shadow minister.

    • Croft says:

      Tough to guess that one 😀

      But seriously why confiscate snow boots – what exactly do the police think people might do with them!

  2. Matt Korris says:

    Lord Norton,

    Should anyone wish to peruse the list, it’s available here:

    Click to access 2011080000907.pdf

    Best wishes,


  3. Frank W. Summers III says:

    Lord Norton,
    I know times are hard for all governments and sovereign institutions but when simply looting the populace is used as the means to make ends meet I think a wrong path has been taken. First of all one may be happy to get the riding crop or July’s 11 cans of shaving lotion but in the end it will not take much bite out of the austerities I fear. No, not even with the magic wand…

  4. Matt Howard says:

    I’m surprised the Liberal Democrats get through…

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