Chris Eubank, the eccentric former boxer, swapped his monocle for manacles earlier this week when he was arrested for an alleged breach of the peace in Whitehall.
He was protesting against the sending of Prince Harry, aka ‘the spare’, to Iraq by driving his large american Peterbilt 379 truck around the streets of London with “Blair, don’t send our young prince to your catastrophic illegal war to make it look plausible.” emblazoned on the back of it.
It hasn’t got the immediate punchiness of political slogans of old like ‘Maggie Maggie Maggie Out Out Out’ but it makes his point about the war being catastrophic and illegal clearly enough.
Interesting how he only singles out Spare Harry as worth not sending, no mention of all the other non royals who have already been sent and in spite of a scaling down of troop numbers will continue to be sent over.
He was bailed from Charing Cross police station and is to return on 29 March 2007.