…..Demo’s Like this one in London…..
2nd July 2017
…..Demonstrations organised, that have not changed for over 60 years.
Demo’s have become a commitment too far for some,
Not gone soft enough for others to attend.
Meeting at 12 noon and leaving at between 1pm and 2pm ?
For a two mile walk passing few and rallying in some distant place
to the rail stations to the North & West.
Let me first congratulate those thousands who attended the march,
gave up their time their money and their efforts.
Jeremy Corbyn and other London MP’s were there but where were the rest ?
MP’s and dignatories from the rest of Britain ?
Some excuses some decisions not to make the journey ?
Lets double the numbers attending by making life easier for them and
Lets double the length of the march with a motorcade ?
For Londoners, its a shorter ride ?
For the vulnerable its a struggle sometimes too further than it should be !
There has got to be some brainstorming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
or brain transplants in the heads of the old timers organisers…………….
So what is the beef ….or beans ?
And no one is suggesting that the front banner
not be followed by marchers 6 abreast,
or people not walking behind this banner
or that, if only there was a plan, and not a pretence for the top positions.
This Union won’t march behind that Union so there…….
Where are the floats decked in bunting and people?
Where are the Fire Engines, Ambulances and Comfort wagons ?
Where are the cars, also officially panelled with protest boards,
containing the disabled who can walk, but not 5 miles (there are back)
and don’t give me the London Underground marathons, steps and tunnels.
Where are the open topped buses ?
Where are the bicycles ?
Where are the prams – the childrens section ?
Where are the wheelchairs and motorised disabled vehicles ?
Where is the transport bringing people from afar who have to find parking etc…?
Its a Demo not a search for a parking spot and a forced march for provincials,
preceded by a long stand for the starting pistol.
I saw the DELAYED start of the NHS march –
It was chaos !
Yet it was a dry day !
(No directional signs to the march.
No side road filters in for different groups
Just one big mass of makeshifts
No Union hospitality tents,
No Bazaars under cover.
AND NO TOILETS !)
People running to catch up, front banners 6 lines back !
It is bad enough holding these demonstrations always in London.
Its time for the “Smoke” to come North East or North West
To Birmingham or the Nottingham, the Midlands
All on the rail network for those who live near there and who
know to their costs when heading for London.
If vehicles are used then the Demo approaching the centre could slow Motorways
or the centres of Provincial Cities for not only hours, but the whole day.
Even the BBC would need to relocate, and anything that buggers them up is a positive.
Demonstrations are designed to disrupt,so distrupt Britain more, bring it to a halt.
And the Police ?
We are the Parties who wants 20,000 more, so you help us and we can oblige,
but not for obstructing our protests.
Politics is not a dirty word, embrace it with a little more help from your leaders.