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What does the policeman outside 10 Downing St do?

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Downing-St-paint-thumb.jpgWhat is the role of the policeman outside 10 Downing Street? He's surrounded by armed police, so what's his role?
Henry, Ilford

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Eric, Battersea
Qualification: Used to work on tour bus going past Downing Street
Answer: The door of 10 Downing Street can't be opened from outside, only inside. So the policeman sends a message to open the front door, every time he sees someone that has permission for access.

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