Well that went well! First of all, I DO FULLY SUPPORT THE CAUSE but In my opinion not much good to advance it was ever acheived at all yesterday(Saturday). NEVER was such an opportunity to really make a difference missed and thrown away by bad planning. Again, as mentioned in my last post, thousands of people Penned in, unable to do very much except shout. Police can do what they want, when they want and to whom they want. Does ANYONE think that Boris was sitting in No.10, shaking with fear because the people were showing their dislike for his policies. The people were hemmed in, controlled and never was a real problem to the authorities.
The march to Hyde park was left too late and had NO effect.
When will the organisers realise that a static group will not achieve a thing, the Marches should have left the square almost immediately, marching to the Palace and/or Parliament. This would have presented the Police with REAL problems, making the authorities allocate huge resources to monitor the event. There has been enough speaking and chanting about the rights and wrongs of COVID. Everyone there knows most of it already, that's why they are there, listening to it again is a waste of time. It is now time for furthernaction, no sit downs or any passive demos anymore. Anyone knows a moving target is harder to control and harder to hit and so lets get moving. If Boris knew that just a few tens of yards away instead of hundreds of yards away, people were now angry and showing their feelings, he would have been made to think a little bit more. I bet he is sleeping fine tonight, undisturbed by the protest.
The organisation for the demos MUST start being more imaginative, if they don't start doing something more than repeat the same formula of speakers around the square addressing the congregation, the impetus, the dynamics, the power and the meaning will be lost. People will not travel sometimes many miles from all four corners of the country to witness the same old thing again.
TO THE ORGANISERS - you are going to lose this fight unless you start to raise the bar. No army, because that is what we are, achieves anything by staying on the beaches, you HAVE to move the fight on towards the enemy otherwise you bog down and lose momentum. There is no point in trying to score browny points with the authorities by trying to show how good little citizens we were and how the organisers were able to run a civilised protest - THEY DONT CARE ONE LITTLE BIT. I can almost here them laughing, asking each other what they are going to do next. WE MUST make them sit up and think about things and this type of protesting is not the way to achieve that aim.
Germany - raises 850k -1.3 million protestors, we congratulate ourselves for raising a few tens of thousands. THIS HAS GOT TO BE RAMPED UP IF WE ARE GOING TO WIN.
Thats it people - rant over. I wish you all well and thank everyone who has made the effort. But we really must increase the pressure otherwise nothing will be achieved and we all suffer under this oppression.
One message . why is that so difficult , let’s say for instance we just have a “be like Sweden” protest, not anti lockdown etc . Let’s name the protest the message .
wear blue and yellow . Hyde Park is no good , going down roads and streets looks much better. we could walk down to the city , we could walk up and around soho , all,the streets . We may even pick up straddlers ,It looks much more impressive. A lot of people in tight places is tight 😀
I agree with the responses regarding the protest. I was there, but I don't see the point of going to Hyde Park. If we're going to march, it must be to Westminster and Downing Street.
I was at the protest Saturday ,when I arrived my heart sank ,seemed to be less people than the last protests I was at , but it did pick up as the afternoon went on . We don’t need the speakers to protest. We need the people . Let’s gather then let’s march . if we split in half we could have two groups of thousands doing two different routes .We should also try and get the black cab drivers on board ,this BS has virtually killed them off . We need to get every celebrity,MP on our side to lead these marches . We also need one simple message , I said it in another thread I started “ Be like Sweden“Just one message for each protest . The next protest we can use another message . But one clear message like “be like Sweden “ will make a impact. For right now we need more people to protest, we need the masses to rise , to stand up . That should be our aim . Try and get more and more people on board with a clear simple message .
When it comes to the likes of Icke and Corbyn etc., I think we should honour the values that we say we espouse regarding free speech. Neither advocate violence or hate from the bits I have heard, which is not much.
Shame is being used to censor and control, both internally and externally. So why are you feeling shame/embarrassment by these voices? How can you address that without stifling those voices? Can we showcase the different ideas that people have and the tolerance and space that can be given to all, as the commonality, I believe is, live and let live, whilst being mindful of your actions upon other?
I wrote to Speakers of Both Houses, Graham Brady and my MP this morning with concerns about insufficient information being given to enable informed debate and decision making on the basis that the September report has not been produced, neither have any of the reports regarding s75 Disapplication of limit under s8 Industrial Development Act 1982.
I haven’t watched, presume result is CVA hasn’t been thrown out. 🙁
Will get back to you if I get a response to any of the emails, other than automatic replies.
As @C.R.M said, I think, focus on which problem you want to deal with, then plan a solution.
I thought the CVA was the quickest body blow we could put in as this is the only primary legislation I’ve seen. So I put quite a bit of effort getting to grips with it. I would not say I am fully conversant with it, but from the responses I have had from all sorts of people, there are very few who are.
There are two-monthly reports about how the powers are used. We can keep on scrutinising these and directing questions to MPs, public and so on. Maybe in 6 months it can be stopped.
We still await the government response to the Repeal petition and we are 25 000 short of getting another debate. Can we get this bit stopped within 6 months?
Mindspace is my next project. The art of persuasion? 😁😁😁