Things to do today (if you live or work in London)

Posted by Tim Ireland at 29 June 2006

Category: The War on Stupid

This entry was posted on
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
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1. Buy a copy of today’s Independent
2. Enjoy a quiet picnic lunch in Parliament Square

Guardian – Vanity Fair’s arresting look at Blair’s Britain: Asked to describe a politically subversive magazine, one might picture a tatty pamphlet rather than Vanity Fair, the American glossy packed with A-list stars and ads for luxury brands. But its London editor, Henry Porter, yesterday angrily wrote to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, over an incident in which police appeared to claim that an article in the magazine constituted “politically motivated material”.

Independent – Blair laid bare: the article that may get you arrested: On that dank spring afternoon I looked up at Churchill and reflected that he almost certainly would have approved of these people insisting on their right to demonstrate in front of his beloved Parliament. “If you will not fight for the right,” he once growled, “when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

Related bloggage:
The terrorists win. Again.
The ‘limits’ of the exclusion zone
Sergeant Tim Nunn cares about your safety
The Missing Protester
Coordinated disinformation
Methinks they doth protest too much
Tony Blair: it’s hard to keep a grip when you’re several leagues from reality

External Links:
Indymedia – Violent socpa arrest outside downing street this afternoon
Indymedia – New socpa madness – illegal to carry a magazine article

1 Comment

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