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July 25, 2005

A Question.

Future MD has a question to ask. As I’m not actually living in London, not for me to provide an answer.

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Tim Worstall, who links to a very timely query from another blogger (When is our protest march, London?) has also posted the latest of his BritBlog round-ups. [Read More]

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As I posted on the other weblog,

Would the blog author like to state exactly what she believes will be achieved by a bunch of people, however well-connected they may be, walking together along a road in London?

The only thing which would be produced, as far as I can see, apart from a certain amount of self-publicity for the participants, is further damage to the wallets of drivers who are held up by the asinine posturing of a bunch of do-gooders!

I did not take part in the two-minutes silence for the victims of the terrorist bombings on 7/7, as I stated within my own blog posting http://mikesbooksandthinks.myblogsite.com/blog/_archives/2005/7/14/1026734.html.

I definitely do not believe that any useful purpose whatsoever would be achieved by yet another touchy-feely exercise in futility with lots of so-called 'committed' pillocks wandering down some street in London, all calling out "We shall overcome", or some other, equally fatuous slogan!

Posted by: Mike Cunningham | Jul 25, 2005 10:45:46 AM

Thank you, Tim, for the blog love.

And since when did not being in London, preclude you from having a cogent opinion on anything? ;)

Cheers,
Victoria

Posted by: Victoria | Jul 25, 2005 6:49:39 PM

Mike, since you posted the exact same question here as on my blog, allow me to c/p an extract of my reply to you:

Second, it's curious you know -- I was never much for marches. The only time I considered marching was one which some of my cousins were tied to, the famed and ultimately failed, Countryside Alliance march.

Other than that, I couldn't conceive of one march I would participate in, since the very thought of marches, protest rallies, and the like, gives me the willies.

But I think that had there been a London protest march immediately following the terror attacks, and were I still living in London, I would've been there.

I dareasay if you think this specific event would be termed "touchie-feelie", that you probably would've smirked at photos of the late Queen Mother and old King George, standing amidst the rubble in the East End, chatting, hugging, and often crying with the survivors of the Blitz.

Better for them to have stayed in their Palace. I'm sure the people would've felt they were with them anyway.

Cheers,
Victoria

Posted by: Victoria | Jul 25, 2005 6:53:14 PM