Julia Hartley-Brewer has suggested the prank on Theresa May has sent a message out to terrorists that security won't stop them getting close to a Prime Minister.
Yesterday (October 4) Theresa May gave a speech at the Conservative Party Conference, however it was interrupted by notorious prankster Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson, who went up to the stage and handed her a P45. The Prime Minister had to take the paper, before security finally removed the man.
Whilst talking to Professor Eric Moonman, a security expert and former MP who witnessed Brodkin's intrusion, Julia said: "The message that's gone out to terrorists [is] 'hey this is how you get close to a Prime Minster security won't do a thing'.
"The fact that any public figure should be put in a situation where they are forced to sort of effectively be confronted by someone like that, they’re unable to say ‘who the hell are you’.”
She said “if someone did that to me I’d tell them to f off get the hell out of my face - she can’t do that."
Moonman also said "this was a hamfisted attempt to deal with a major event" and "at the end of the day the laugh is hollow because we know what could have gone terribly terribly wrong."
He added there is usually "a couple of people, preferably strong young men nearby, who then can go forward and prevent anyone rushing the platform."
Moonman also criticised the response as "once the incident happened they had no facility for getting him out of the hall as quickly as possible" taking him a long way round the venue.
Yet he claims "there was an exit at the back of the hall only just three or four feet away" but instead "he had his moment with the Prime Minister but he also was able to speak to almost everybody as they went slowly through the hall."
Listen to the full interview above