On Monday 28th September, The Crown Prosecution Service decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge Police Sergeant Delroy (Tony) Smellie with the offence of assault by beating of Nicola Fisher on 2 April 2009 at a demonstration in the City of London.
Upon hearing this, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown who was at the Labour Conference in Brighton was eager to sidetrack the media attention from his health onto something else so Mr Brown decided to contact Mr Smellie to arrange a meeting.
Later that evening after the main issues were over at the conference Brown & Smellie met at Pease Pottage which is in the country near Crawley about half way between Brighton and London to discuss media attention issues.
Brown & Smellie decided that while issues were being banded around at the party conference, articles with titles such as "Brown & Smellie Outside The City" or "Brown & Smellie In The Country" would get readers imagination away from the current affairs and when the G20 protests are mentioned readers will remember the protesting which resulted in damage and fatalities - and hopefully steer readers attention away from the current problems surrounding Mr Brown.
A spokesperson for the Conservative Party mentioned that Conservative leader David Cameron commented "New Labour was getting deeper into the Brown & Smellie so in one way Mr Brown was telling the truth but under the guise of something else".