Trapped in the House – Karren had a nice cup of tea!


karren-brady-at-itv-studios-in-london-03Karren Brady has spoken of being trapped inside the Houses of Parliament as the horrors of London’s latest terror attack unfolded outside.

The Hammers co chairman was involved in a meeting at the House when all hell broke loose.

She revealed: “I was with the British Paralympic Association in a room where Baronesss Tanni Grey-Thompson was hosting a meeting about how West Ham’s foundation could do more to help.

“Since then I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in a moment.”

As the group went to leave just before 3pm, they were informed that the entire building was on lockdown as a result of a terrorist incident.

“Just as I was thinking it was probably an unattended package, half a dozen counter-terrorism firearms officers burst in, fully armed, faces covered by balaclavas with guns drawn,” she wrote in her column for  The Sun.

She added: “We knew it was serious. Trapped until further notice we, staff and peers alike, were all in the same boat.

“And – what could be more British? – we sat down together at the table for a cup of tea.”

The West Ham United vice-chairman then continued: “There was a camaraderie as everyone just became human, unified by a simple common aim – that everyone involved make it home in one piece.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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