People count – as demonstrated by today’s protest in London

John McDonnell: True to his socialist roots, the Shadow Chancellor joined the people at today's protests.

John McDonnell: True to his socialist roots, the Shadow Chancellor joined the people at today’s protests.

Today’s demonstration against austerity was about people: The people of the United Kingdom and their wholehearted hatred for what David Cameron and his Conservative parasites have done to our country.

There’s no clever message to this post; I just wanted to highlight some of the people who make our country great – including, in the last photo, the police who were “relaxed” about letting protesters right up to the gates of Downing Street. Nice one.

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9 thoughts on “People count – as demonstrated by today’s protest in London

  1. casalealex

    Everything is discussed in this world, except for one thing: democracy. Democracy is not discussed. Democracy is there, as a kind of saint, from whom no miracles are expected, but that is there as a reference: “the democracy”; and we don’t notice that the democracy in which we live in is a kidnapped, conditioned and amputated one, because the power of the citizen, the power of each one of us, is limited, in the political sphere, I repeat, in the political sphere, to removing a government that we don’t like and replacing it by another one that we might come to like. Nothing else. But the important decisions are made in another sphere, and we all know which one it is. The great international financial organizations, the IMFs, the World Trade Organizations, the World Banks, the OECD, all of these… None of these institutions is democratic, so how can we continue to talk about democracy, if those who actually govern the world are not democratically elected by the people? Who chooses the countries’ representatives in those institutions? Their respective peoples? No. So where is the democracy? José Saramago

    1. A Grumpy_Old_Man (@Hairyloon)

      I disagree: democracy is there sitting in the statute books, waiting for us to pick it up and use it.
      The trouble is that nobody believes it: “if it was that simple, somebody would have done it by now”.
      Or perhaps it is that being British, we like to moan, and we have the government to blame for almost everything. If we were to step up and take responsibility for the nation ourselves then we will only have ourselves to blame for all of the inevitable problems.

  2. JohnDee

    Police were very relaxed along the march and in Trafalgar Square. They stayed calm, even looking a little sheepish after a thirty-second outbreak of finger pointing and ranting from the crowd “Shame on you!”.

    Owen Jones, straining to be heard against the crowds raucous reactions, gave an aside, “It’s a bit like pantomime here today.”

    One speaker congratulated the police for their commitment – after all, they’re pubIic servants too, along with teachers, nurses, doctors…. ‘Strong NHS and unions presence.

    Another speaker said he was surprised to attend the first rally where he’d been invited to congratulate the police!

    ‘Got the impression the rossers had enough of dodgy Dave, too. ‘Told them they’ll be next and they agreed. The worm’s beginning to turn on its master, methinks.

  3. Phil Lee

    Shame on the police, protecting the criminals from arrest by the people, instead of doing their duty and arresting those who are repeatedly, systematically, and deliberately abusing the human rights of the people.
    Is there any member of the cabinet that wouldn’t be indicted when the UN investigation is complete? They are after all conspiring together in their crimes against humanity, so all should be charged, and the Party they represent declared the terrorist organisation it is (they’ve killed more Britons that daesh) and banned, with membership made a criminal offence. Those contributing (or who have contributed since the crimes started) should be charged with supporting terrorism.

  4. John

    “in the last photo, the police who were “relaxed” about letting protesters right up to the gates of Downing Street” – the protest LAST weekend (which was streamed on YT), people were also seen at the gates to Downing Street I believe, and they weren’t being pushed away.

  5. JohnDee

    Police were very relaxed along the march and in Trafalgar Square. They stayed calm, even looking a little sheepish after a thirty-second outbreak of finger pointing and ranting from the crowd “Shame on you!”.

    Owen Jones, straining to be heard against the crowds raucous reactions, gave an aside, “It’s a bit like pantomime here today.”

    One speaker congratulated the police for their commitment – after all, they’re public servants too, along with teachers, nurses, doctors…. ‘Strong NHS and unions presence.

    Another speaker said he was surprised to attend the first rally where he’d been invited to congratulate the police!

    ‘Got the impression the rossers had enough of dodgy Dave, too. ‘Told them they’ll be next and they agreed. The worm’s beginning to turn on its master, methinks.

  6. mrmarcpc

    Wow, Brits with balls, surely not, surely it’s a mirage! This should be happening more and more in our country, more anger and protest against our corrupt politicians and system, it’s high time more British citizens grew a spine and march, BBC, take note!

  7. Barry Davies

    The government ignore what the people want no matter how many protest 50,00 marchers in stafford to support our hospital ignored by government and media 20,000 weeks later for staffords maternity service ignored by government and media cameron lying in 2013 tory party conference speech about people drinking from flower vases at stafford heavily reported desire it being a proven lie, initially it was only one person claimed, cameron exaggerated that i.e. further, and cameron knew that.

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