Friday, November 12, 2010


At first glance I thought it was coverage of events from Greece or perhaps France or Spain. Massive crowds ferociously attacking grand city centre buildings; protestors putting on a show of strength and defiance in a huge anti establishment demonstration. Then the strap line across the bottom of the screen caught my eye and I slowly realized what I was watching, the building being attacked was the Tory Party Headquarters in central London and the attackers were British students who have been brutally targeted by the Tories and grossly lied to and betrayed by the wretched Libdems, what joy! what a relief! someone has said enough is enough and decided to act and they rose "like lions from their slumbers in unconquerable numbers" as Shelley once said. All praise to them and I hope this is just the start.

While politicians of the left stand by and say we must protest peacefully for fear of the Murdoch disease afflicting us the students with all the impudence and confidence of youth strengthened by the justice of their cause and the revolting nature of the politicians they were attacking simply grasped the nettle. This is where we were in the sixties, seventies and eighties, prepared to mobilise and fight back against injustice, students were to the fore then and as someone of that past generation it makes me feel proud to see them taking that roll again. The future chances of university education for a generation is the prize, nothing less, a prize worth fighting for and the hope that it will lead on to further action.

We are about to hear a lot about violence and anarchy in the next week or so but take note, we will not see any comparison with the violence and destruction that the coalition Govt. is unleashing on the poor of our country the destruction of lives and communities that they have set out on; that will not be reported, the Murdoch cancer will again be directed through TV and Press to undermine genuine protest, that means it's time to stand firm and fight back.

My congratulations to a Mr. Richard Smith who sent a short letter to the Guardian Newspaper today saying the following "Students trashing property? Must bring back golden memories of the Bullingdon Club for Dave, George et al. Happy days"

Time to demand that our politicians, Union Leaders community activists, churches etc. act and don't let this brave initiative by the students slip away, time to join in with our fellow workers and students across Europe and make a difference. We have stood back long enough and watched horrified as the most vulnerable in society are deliberately targeted by the Tory/Libdem Govt. if you need reminding about the injustice of it all remember the Tories friends are still avoiding paying hundreds of billions of pounds in tax while the Govt. builds a fatuous and bogus campaign against so called dole scroungers. As they sometimes shout from the football terraces its "time tae get right intaerum" we will have nothing left if this Govt. survives a full term.


Nikostratos said...

A sight to warm the cockles of ya heart!

t's sensible, anyone can understand it.

It's easy.

You're not an exploiter, so you can grasp it.

It's a good thing for you,

find out more about it.

The stupid call it stupid and the squalid call it squalid.

It's against squalor and against stupidity.

The exploiters call it a crime but we know:

It is the end of crime

It is not madness, but the end of madness.

It is not the riddle but the solution

It is the simplest thing so hard to achieve.

Bertolt Brecht.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...


On the defeat of Hitler.

“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again” (Bertolt Brecht)

The bastards are never far away.

David Duff said...

Does your praise extend to attempted murder, Councillor?

Just asking!

And of course, the fact that the building they trashed is actually owned by the Reuben brothers who give away hundred of millions of pounds to charities, including the building of cancer clinics in Israel open to all irrespective of race and creed, will have no bearing on your cool, detached analysis of the action, will it, Councillor?

Again, just asking!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By David Duff at 17:19

The actions of this Govt. will lead to deprivations and deaths as well as increases in crime all over the country and it’s the poor, the old, the handicapped who will suffer. I hope to see far more demonstrations in the near future. Don’t you worry about the devastating impact of the Government cuts just continue to ignore that.

Leave it to the students and the trade unions and the Labour movement to defend the victims of the Tory/Libdem crimes, things are beginning to look very interesting.

David Duff said...

Both of my questions avoided with the dexterity of a bull fighter - or a politician!

Just as a little reminder:

"Attempted murder"?

"Reuben brothers"?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

By David Duff at 09:49

“Attempted murder” Throwing an object from a roof is no more attempted murder than a riot cop smashing someone over the head with a baton which they do regularly with impunity. Perhaps the protesters should have checked who owned the building where the Tory Party headquarters were located and found out if they were nice people. Have you any other arguments, something a bit more credible perhaps?

David Duff said...

Yes, please, Mr. Kelly, please, can I drop a fire extinguisher on your head from several floors up? Oh, go on, pleeeease . . . it won't hurt, honestly, and I'm absolutely certain that you, of all people will not suffer any brain damage!

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

David Duff. Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:23:00 PM

Why did you not mention that the Reuben brothers were big donors to the Tory Party? Oh what a tangled web we weave eh?

You need a bit more than a thrown fire extinguisher and an occupied building to rubbish this magnificent demonstration and anyway the Daily Mail got there before you and no one is taking them seriously either. It’s exactly as I predicted.

How about cops bashing people over the head with batons? Shooting dead unarmed Brazilian electricians? Knocking down innocent newspaper sellers leading to their death?
Can these students match that?