I need some inconsistency

An amalgamation of content: the aim not to politicise, but exercise. I'll think aloud about politics, technology, current news, as well as being a gay boy and what that really entails.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Free speach as long as we like it

The BBC has a site where reporters are logging what's happening around them throughout Bush's visit to the UK. From this morning is an insight into our wonderful country. Though if it's any compensation for what's to follow, the images created by the visit are superb - all the places Bush and Blair will visit have been tarted up and really made to shine. link

Protester Joe Gittings brought out a megaphone during the arrival ceremony and started a series of chants to the tune of 'She'll be coming round the mountain'.

The first was "If you think that Blair's a poodle, shout woof woof". However, of the hundred or so people lining this part of the barriers only two joined in with him.

He then started singing Yankee Poodle Tony Blair to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy whereupon two City of London policemen approached him, took him to one side, and told him that there were a number of US citizens nearby and there could be a breach of the peace.

He asked "Will I be arrested if I carry on?" and was told "There is every chance".

Mr Gittings did not thereafter pick up his megaphone.


Post a Comment

<< Home