David Gilmour [Image: MJ Kim/Getty].

David Gilmour [Image: MJ Kim/Getty].

Vox Political applauds when celebrites have something real to say about politics. Here’s David Gilmour:

David Gilmour told BBC Radio 4 … the title track of his new album was “about suggesting that people might stand up and be counted against the criminalisation of protest in this country”.

“It is saying, ‘don’t allow this to become the norm’. I think this Government has stamped down on normal protest in a way that is heinous.

“The whole way of kettling people who have committed no crimes, imprisoning people who have committed the minorest of misdemeanours and using catch-all laws and charges to imprison people is a terrible thing and it’s becoming more widespread under this Government,” he said.

Source: Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour says ‘criminalisation of protest’ must be fought | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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