THE "HISTORIC" RIGHT TO PROTEST FOR ....ONE DAY !!
DAY 3887: MONDAY 23RD JANUARY 2012.
Below is what Lord Young, Leader of the House said after the raid last Monday...
Westminster Village is all men, men, men.
But sometimes....well to be honest, quite often....
I look at the men in Westminster (and I am not being sexist, here) and I think..you are just NOT men.
You don't behave like men.
You behave like over-indulged spoilt brats, who are out of control...
brave aqil surrounded as riot police struggle for "control" of our ...err...chairs !!??
The reason politicians don't dare debate real issues with real people in any open forum, is because they simply could not get away with talking the utter garbage they talk in Parliament.
Anyway, last night I left the Square at around 12.30am for a break.
I was really shattered.
At 4am I woke up, in what had become a cold bath.
I had finally fallen into a deep sleep.
Wrong place, perhaps.
But not to worry.
In the self congratulatory spin of cloud cuckoo land, Parliament inform us that they ..."have restored the historic right to protest, (with the caveat) as long as those protesting go home at the end of the day."
Hmmm. Yeah, they really said that...
As long as everyone goes home at the end of the day.
Because of course people are just queueing up to use dirty, and polluted Parliament Square... by night.
I'm sure those this country have bombed day after day, wish this government of moronic savages, had taken and would take their bloody armies and go home after..one day, or even at the end of each day.
Now that would be quite a logistical exercise to bring your armies back and forth every day from Iraq, Afghanistan....
Anyway, this is what the spineless cowards in Parliament said, shortly after the raid on our....???:
David Tredinnick (Bosworth, Conservative) Mr Speaker, may I also wish you a happy birthday?
It is an easy date for me to remember because it is also my birthday. Does my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House recall me raising, in October 2010, the situation in Parliament square, when I described it as “a no-go area surrounded by a campsite”.—[Hansard, 24 November 2010; Vol. 519, c. 256.]?
Will he update the House on progress in clearing Parliament square?
George Young (Leader of the House of Commons, House of Commons; North West Hampshire, Conservative)
you stupid fool, Young. people are dying.
I commend my hon. Friend for the initiative he has taken over many years to ensure that Parliament square is restored to its dignity.
Following the passage of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, powers were available to the Metropolitan police to clear the encampment, and the House may have noticed that, earlier this week, the majority of the tents were removed using the provisions in that Act.
One encampment remains, which is subject to a High Court injunction, which I think will be addressed in a few weeks’ time. I very much hope that before too long we can restore Parliament square to its former glory. It is at the centre of the finest capital city in the world, with Westminster abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall, and I very much hope that we can make the space available to people who have been denied that space by the activity over recent years.
Finally, I would say that we have also restored the historic right to protest, as long as those protesting go home at the end of the day.
One encampment ?? Indeed.
Surely if you haven't noticed our campaign, we can't be a problem :)
And when you think about it.
Those who "manage" Stop the War, who have in effect stood silently by, over much connected to war, will be pleased.
In all the years of war, when they had all that manpower that could have sustained a round the clock vigil to help Brian, and grow visible daily opposition, where were they ?
So no doubt Stop the War will support Parliament restoring the right to errr....protest for one day.
Because now that what we do is considered almost mainstream at least by the people..Stop the War do look a little out of step and perhaps well past, their use by date.
I remember Tony Benn once sent Brian a copy of one of his "memoirs" and Brian said how rude Tony Benn was, complaining in his memoirs that Brian made too much noise, and that there was another way of doing things, which of course...Mr Benn, did not explain.
As Brian said.
How much noise can you make over Genocide ?
Perhaps Mr Benn is more interested in lining his pockets.
I never did like Mr Benn's patronising attitude towards Brian.
When what Brian was doing was so real.
Now I see that Mr Benn feared Brian, who was the real deal, doing what was really necessary.
After all, the fact Mr Benn's son Hilary Benn is a war criminal, is not merely, .... "politics"....as Tony Benn claimed.
I nearly choked when he came out with that.
As Chair of Stop the War.
Check out where Mr Benn Sr. was and his views during the Vietnam War..
So when my grandchildren ask, no pressure sons :) what was Granny doing when the wars were going on and the government tried to silence the people.
My sons will be able to say...
Well, while it is true, that Granny did fall asleep in all sorts of unusual places, she did stand up and speak out and do what she could, not to band aid over what was going on, as all the dying carried on, but as an agent for change.
Granny believed in the people. Granny believed that the people could change things, if they just believed in themselves.
And it doesn't matter if sometimes you have to challenge some uncomfortable truths.
And put a few noses out of joint in the process.
It happens to all of us.
As we all learn.
Because what really matters.
And what is very urgent.
Is to save any and every human life you can.