Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Walking with Tony (the sexy one)

The petition says "The Government has decided to ban a peaceful march called by the Stop the War Coalition on 8 October.The protest has been called to demand all the troops withdrawn from Iraq immediately.The police have said all protests within one mile of Parliament are now prohibited. This is an affront to democratic rights and contradicts the Prime Minister’s commitment to liberalising protest laws. We urge the authorities to review this decision."



Monday 8 October 2007: March to Parliament, in defiance of the ban.

10 comments:

Ed said...

I thought it was that you had to get permission in advance not that there was an outright ban. Perhaps Gordo has just said no more permits. Clunk.

Lilith said...

I think permission was not granted in this instance, Ed. Indeed, Gordo is trying to placate would-be protesters by announcing that another 1000 will come back from Iraq (only to go on to Afghanistan?)

Ed said...

He is a disgusting man, truly heir to the disgusting man Blair.

I am ashamed of my fellow countrymen for electing these destroyers of democracy.

Imagine if a left-wing protest had been banned under the Tories? I wonder if this is a reaction to that Disability Benefit protest in the early days of Blair?

Scroblene said...

Hmmm Lilith;

Maybe they'll listen better when lots of cars and lorries clam up Parliament Sq when petrol tops £1.00 a litre?

I recall Trafalgar Sq last time when, while crossing the road, there was a huge hullaballoo, loads of honking, and everything stopped!

It really was most effective, and you can't lift cars off the road like you can old ladies...

Anyway, Brown's got his own problems this week, with the initiative already dribbling from his fingers.

I was watching Sian Williams and Dermot Murnaghan yesterday, which is rather like looking at an early morning Blue Peter with less sellotape, and she was really losing the battle, trying to bash George with a BBC issue lefty feather duster. I was watching George Osborne react. He had no problem at all, and didn't let slip any inkling of what he really was going to say!

Lilith said...

Ahh Scroblene, I remember well, Oxford Street grinding to a halt as we sat in the road, and all because some ancient film star wanted us to look after his weapons of mass destruction for him!

My opinion of Chris Ewbank has been raised since he began making a nuisance of himself with his motor.

electro-kevin said...

I wish Chris would stop killing and injuring people though.

From this morning's press it appears that the Tories are finally getting the message.

Lilith said...

Wasn't he cleared Kev? He is pretty damn weird. I don't think I'd want him on my sofa. (My guage..)

Tuscan Tony said...

Ye gods, what was the reason given - a potential opinion contrary to the edict of the Gord?!?!

Ed said...

I have asked my MP for the excuse. Shall post when she replies.

Lilith said...

Thank you Ed. I may go to this.