Anti-nuclear protester tackled to ground by journalist

An anti-nuclear protester who kept popping up in interviews behind former spin doctor Damian McBride was tackled to the ground by blogger Iain Dale after refusing to move.

Dale, who is also McBride's publisher, says he intervened in order to protect the author.

The scuffle happened on Brighton seafront this morning on the fringes of the Labour party conference.

Iain Dale gives his account of the episode on his blog

The protester can be seen in the background in this interview


Publisher cautioned for assault

Iain Dale, the publisher of Gordon Brown spin Damian McBride's memoirs and political blogger, has received a police caution after admitting common assault over a scuffle with a protester during a live television interview in Brighton.