Minister’s car beset by furious firefighters
HAPLESS Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt had to flee an official fire station opening yesterday when furious firefighters forced her car to turn back.
The Portsmouth MP was set to mingle with London brigade bosses at a cosy tea-and-sandwiches tour of the new £4.9 million West Norwood fire station.
But she reversed at speed after police failed to contain protesters ringing the “state-of-the-art” private finance initiative project.
Dozens of officers and a line of bouncers were deployed outside the building but they were pushed back as Ms Mordaunt’s car approached the gate.
With no hope of moving forward her driver opted to reverse out of the confrontation.