Conference gossip: “May I stroke you sir?”

From our “ooh missus” correspondent

There is a bizarre aspect of the Procedure adopted by the excellent and friendly security team in Brighton.

Hopefully I am not giving away any state secrets…

When you go through security they have to stroke your photo – three times.

They take your badge and stroke the photo with their finger. Literally.

At the risk of imploding the “ooh missus” connotations of this post, they do it to check whether someone has stuck a second photo over the top of the original photo. They can feel the bubbles and layered texture of the second photo by running their finger over the photo.

But it makes for a rather strange spectacle…with plenty of scope to exercise the LDV team’s love of the “single entendre”.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is currently taking a break from his role as one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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One Comment

  • Peter Hayes 25th Sep '12 - 5:54pm

    Be pleased it shows how important you are. I’ve visited one government department where one person swept the snow off a car number plate and another handled the pass and another department where you were waved through by a person behind a misted up window. The second one used an outsourced security company.

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