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Mark Field suspended after Mansion House incident

Mark Field suspended after Mansion House incident
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Number 10 has confirmed that Mark Field has been suspended from his position as a Foreign Office minister, after he used force to remove a climate protestor from a banking event at Mansion House last night.

Video footage of the incident showed Field grabbing a female Greenpeace protestor before escorting her from the building. The activists, dressed in red ballgowns, had gatecrashed a speech by the Chancellor Philip Hammond at a City of London event, to protest against climate change.

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Field has since apologised for the incident and referred himself to the Cabinet Office, saying:

'I deeply regret this episode and unreservedly apologise to the lady concerned for grabbing her but in the current climate I felt the need to act decisively to close down the threat to the safety of those present.'

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John Connolly is News Editor of The Spectator

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