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Brian Harvey Went To Downing Street And "Asked To See The Prime Minister"

The former East 17 singer turned up unexpectedly at Downing Street on Monday afternoon with a ring binder full of "evidence" and asked to see David Cameron.

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It was just a normal Monday like any other...and then Brian Harvey of East 17 fame turned up at Downing Street asking to see the prime minister, according to a witness who tweeted this:

#brianharvey currently kicking off outside Downing St saying he "wants to see the Prime Minister"

David Hillson@daihillson5Follow

#brianharvey currently kicking off outside Downing St saying he "wants to see the Prime Minister"

2:10 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The absurdity of the image was too much for some to take.

That's it, I'm calling it. The world is just a Situationist joke. Brian Harvey is standing outside No.10 demanding to see the Prime Minister

Mark Worgan@worgztheowlFollow

That's it, I'm calling it. The world is just a Situationist joke. Brian Harvey is standing outside No.10 demanding to see the Prime Minister

4:02 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nevertheless, East 17 fans were heartened to see that his taste in hats hasn't changed much since the mid-1990s.

@CaratIreland @ChristofDugarry @Elaine02022 love that he's rocking his beanie East 17 style... #BrianHarvey

Sponto2000@Sponto2000Follow

@CaratIreland @ChristofDugarry @Elaine02022 love that he's rocking his beanie East 17 style... #BrianHarvey

1:59 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And it didn't take long for people to add their comments in the form of East 17 song lyrics.

A little concerned about Brian Harvey. Hope everything's gonna be alright. Alright. Alright. Everything's gonna be alright.

Alex Andreou@sturdyAlexFollow

A little concerned about Brian Harvey. Hope everything's gonna be alright. Alright. Alright. Everything's gonna be alright.

4:17 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I hope the policeman is trying to calm him down by saying 'Its alright, it's alright. It's really alright, Brian' #BrianHarvey

Adam Tigwell@AdamTigwellFollow

I hope the policeman is trying to calm him down by saying 'Its alright, it's alright. It's really alright, Brian' #BrianHarvey

4:42 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Do we think Brian Harvey as been escorted away yet, or do we think he'll STAY ANOTHER DAY? #notevensorry #bindergate

Robin Edds@robineddsFollow

Do we think Brian Harvey as been escorted away yet, or do we think he'll STAY ANOTHER DAY? #notevensorry #bindergate

4:22 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brian Harvey outside Downing St wanting to see the Prime Minister? Seems pretty Deep. Hope Everything's Gonna Be Alright.

Paul_Ed@eddo75Follow

Brian Harvey outside Downing St wanting to see the Prime Minister? Seems pretty Deep. Hope Everything's Gonna Be Alright.

4:40 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Some asked whether he had been at the baked potatoes again, referencing his explanation for the erratic behaviour that caused a nasty car accident in 2005.

I hope to god he's not been on the spuds again. #brianharvey

Just be coz@Cozzie1981Follow

I hope to god he's not been on the spuds again. #brianharvey

4:28 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were comparisons to Paul Gascoigne's "fishing rod" moment.

Brian Harvey. It's a step down from a fishing rod and a chicken I suppose.

Matt Crivelli@MattCrivelliFollow

Brian Harvey. It's a step down from a fishing rod and a chicken I suppose.

4:41 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And endless speculation over what was actually in Harvey's ring binder.

Things in Brian Harvey's Ring Binder: 1. Photo of a cheeseburger 2. Hakuna Matata Lyric Sheet 3. A floppy disk

IncrediblyRich@IncrediblyRichFollow

Things in Brian Harvey's Ring Binder:

1. Photo of a cheeseburger

2. Hakuna Matata Lyric Sheet

3. A floppy disk

4:11 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

  1. What do you think was really in Brian Harvey's ring binder?

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    Secret plans for how to boost the UK economy
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    Important plans for an East 17 gig on top of Buckingham Palace
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    A dossier on the hazards of eating too many potatoes
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    More beanie hats
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    An incredible carrot cake recipe
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    A karaoke songbook
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    A draft script for a West End musical about jacket potatoes
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    A draft script for a West End musical about jacket potatoes
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It's unclear whether Harvey will be appearing as a guest on Newnight.

If Brian Harvey is not on tonight's #newsnight I will put my foot through the TV and send the BBC the bill.

Gaz Weetman@GazWeetmanFollow

If Brian Harvey is not on tonight's #newsnight I will put my foot through the TV and send the BBC the bill.

4:42 PM - 20 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Vice has pointed to two YouTube videos that shed some light on Harvey's political activism which may provide a backdrop to his demands to see David Cameron and discuss his "evidence".

In one, he speaks of his assumed status as a "freeman", meaning that he rejects the law of the UK and has essentially opted out of the social contract between citizen and government.

And in another clip, we see him filming Southern Electric – with the police there to help – installing a pre-paid electricity meter in his home against his will. Perhaps this is the kind of thing he wanted to talk the PM about.

 
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