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  1. Daniel Hewitt

VIDEO: Boris Johnson pelted with 'projectiles' by protesters in Manchester

London Mayor and Tory MP Boris Johnson has laughed off the hostile reception he received from protesters outside Manchester Central yesterday.

The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip was pelted with plastic balls and inflatables as he entered the conference centre.

In his keynote speech inside the hall today, he joked that the protesters needed to improve their aim.

"As I came into the conference area yesterday we had to go through a kind of Khyber pass with protestors on either side hurling eggs and water bombs, perhaps some of you had the same experience," said Boris.

"Were we intimidated? No.

"In fact I drew only one conclusion – that we need to do more to encourage sport in schools, because they managed to miss their target with every projectile."