Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Don't forget the Bush visit, folks. As those of you who get the Stop the War Coalition's newsletters know, the march planned against Bush's visit has been banned. Now, what is it about the Stop the War Coalition that makes them want to keep trying to ban our marches like this? Why do they have to keep testing us? Do they just want to see if we really mean it this time, or if we're just taking the piss? Less crudely put, that could actually be the answer: they really want to see if they can break us, if we really are in decline as the newspapers say. I don't see this tactic working, of course: they'd have to nick Tony Benn, Steve Bell, Jeremy Corbyn MP, probably a few other MPs and trade union leaders; and they're probably going to find a sizeable turnout for a Sunday evening. I suggest you get down there - this Sunday, 5pm, Parliament Square. If any of you doesn't show up, you better either be dead or in another country. Or both.