John Humphrys gets battered

John Humphrys is a bit of a hero in our house. His righteous interviewing style often has us laughing as we get ready for the day ahead.

In the clip below he talks to Jerome Taylor from The Independent newspaper on the 04/12/09 regarding the police harassment of photographers on the streets of England. Particularly gratifying for me is reference to my arrest on Chatham High Street back in July. Mr Humphrys makes a pun about someone being battered. He offers a sheepish apology. Lovely.

Listen in from 3:40 to go from the reference to Chatham.

Police are being accused of misusing powers granted under anti-terror legislation. Amateur and professional photographers have complained at being stopped for taking pictures of tourist destinations, well-known landmarks and a fish and chip shop. Jerome Taylor, journalist with the Independent who was stopped by police for photos of the Houses of Parliament, and Chief Constable Andy Trotter of British Transport Police and chairman of the Association of Chief Police Officers media advisory group, debate whether police are too ready to use their anti-terror powers.

Micks Plaice : The Independent

Micks Plaice : The Independent