What is going on?

Former East 17 band member Brian Harvey made a surprise appearance outside Downing Street earlier today, apparently demanding to see the prime minister.

He also claimed "you'll all be dancing to my number one single at Christmas", according to an eyewitness.


The singer was spotted, ringbinder in hand, remonstrating with police officers and claiming that the government had stolen money from him.

A witness tweeted that Mr Harvey had explained his ringbinder "was evidence" of how much money he was owed.

What's the official line?

At approximately 13:50, police were made aware of a minor disturbance outside the gates of Downing Street.

Officers spoke to a male, there were no arrests.

  • Met Police statement
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