Ferry vows to unseat the Government over ban

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The former wife of the rock star Bryan Ferry vowed to "bring down the Government" when she appeared in court yesterday over her role in the pro-hunting demonstration in Parliament Square last week.

The former wife of the rock star Bryan Ferry vowed to "bring down the Government" when she appeared in court yesterday over her role in the pro-hunting demonstration in Parliament Square last week.

Lucy Ferry, 45, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawfully obstructing the highway during a 10-minute hearing at Bow Street magistrates' court, London. Jackie Coward, 18, the girlfriend of Mrs Ferry's son Otis, pleaded guilty to the same charge. Both were given 12-month conditional discharges and ordered to pay £40 costs.

For the prosecution, Hilary Ryan said: "At 6am, on the day of the Countryside Alliance protest in Parliament Square, police were in the process of setting up cordons.

"Two vehicles appeared to park at the lights. The defendants got out. They walked away."

She said that when police spoke to the two women, they refused to move their cars. Ms Coward told the court: "We were making a political statement."

Mrs Ferry added: "I am very angry and so are thousands and thousands of other people.

"This Bill is an attack on the freedom of a minority of people.

"We are disgusted by Mr Blair's lies and we can bring this Government down."

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