On violence

As I said in reply to the comment on my previous post, I went on the university funding demo yesterday and found it peaceful and good-natured. I didn’t see anyone on the march who looked like they were there to be violent. I didn’t stay long in Parliament Square, because I didn’t want to get…

Tuition fees

I’m now on to my second big political disappointment in five years. The first was with the radical left. The second is with the unradical centre. Back in 2005 I went up to Scotland for the Gleneagles demonstrations and came back invoking plagues on both their houses. I saw the police deliberately provoking protestors, kettling, hiding…