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Watch: Welsh protestor Steve Bray blasts Benny Hill theme over Westminster after Hugh Grant request

07 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Steven Bray picture by Garry Knight (CC0 1.0). Right, Sky News.

Welsh protestor Steven Bray has caused much mirth online after playing the Benny Hill theme over a day of chaos at Westminster, after a request by Hugh Grant.

The protestor from Port Talbot famous for his calls of “stop Brexit” responded to an online request by actor Hugh Grant who asked him: “Do you by any chance have the Benny Hill music to hand?”

A few hours later his wish was granted as the Benny Hill theme tune was blasted over Westminster, where a number of journalists were engaging in fevered speculation about the announcement of Boris Johnson’s new cabinet.

Last week police in Westminster had seized amplifiers from Steve Bray after they said he was protesting too loudly.

A group of officers had swooped on Mr Bray, who appeared to try and stop them taking his amplification equipment.

Mr Bray was told that under the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act, which came into force earlier in the day, he was forbidden from holding a noisy protest within a designated area outside the Houses of Parliament.

The top hat-wearing demonstrator from Port Talbot is often seen in the area playing loud music in a protest sometimes coinciding with Prime Minister’s Questions.

In social media footage, Mr Bray, who was surrounded by banners and European Union flags, could be seen struggling with officers and telling them “hands off” as they attempted to take the amplifiers.

He has now replaced the amplifiers with a new fundraised set – which are clearly very effective.


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Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Makes you proud to be Welsh dun it?

Pure brilliant…..

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones
1 month ago

Can we get everyone on their doorsteps this evening all humming whistling and kazooing The Benny Hill Theme to salute the Tories?

Cofid
Cofid
1 month ago
Reply to  Cathy Jones

And as this tune accompanied some of the most misogynistic comedy of the 70s, it’s apt for describing that Conservative and Onanist Party.

Andrew Redman
Andrew Redman
1 month ago
Reply to  Cofid

Takes one to know one!!!

Mick Tems
Mick Tems
1 month ago

Good on you, Steve!

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