Campaigner 'glues himself' to Brown at Downing Street

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An environment campaigner tried to glue himself to Gordon Brown during a reception at 10 Downing Street yesterday. Dan Glass, 24, was protesting on behalf of the group Plane Stupid, which opposes the building of a third runway at Heathrow. After smuggling a small quantity of adhesive through security, Mr Glass applied it to his hands during the ceremony, at which his work as an activist was being formally acknowledged. When it was his turn to receive his trophy, Mr Glass said he then "glued his hand" to Mr Brown's jacket for about 20 seconds as they shook hands. Downing Street confirmed that an exchange took place but denied the activist had glued himself to Mr Brown. "There was no stickiness of any significance," said a spokesman last night.