January 11, 2008 13:51

David Cameron's Smiths photo scuppered by protesters

Fans tell Conservative leader to 'get on his bike'

David Cameron's Smiths photo scuppered by protesters
Protestors scuppered Tory leader David Cameron's plan to recreate The Smiths’ iconic photograph of the band outside Salford Lads’ Club with him in it yesterday (January 10).

Cameron wanted a publicity shot of himself to be taken outside the iconic venue during a whistle-stop tour of Salford, but protesters prevented the photograph being taken.

Local protesters held placards saying, “Oi! DaveEton Lads’ is 300 miles”, a reference to Cameron’s private school upbringing.

Another read: “Salford lads not Eton snobs”.

Salford resident Matthew Mold, 26, told The Sun: “This visit is disgraceful. What have the Tories ever done for working-class families?”

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