Sometimes I appal myself! I can only put it down to advancing senility because as I write I am stone-cold sober but the fact is that I have decided to break the habit of a lifetime and join the great unwashed in a 'demo'. I blame that Oliver Kamm and his silky-smooth, city banker, intellectual prosody - the man's a menace! In a post headed "Support free speech" he enticed me into joining a demo outside the Danish embassy in support of that nation in facing the mostly government-inspired attacks on its embassies. I broke the first law that every soldier learns in basic training, 'never volunteer!', and metaphorically put my hand up. Oliver's army, as I like to think of us, have now been subsumed into a greater effort organised by the people behind this site.
I urge all my readers to try and attend. It will have one novel feature in that it will combine the forces of moderate Left and Right. For example, both 'Democratiya' and 'The Freedom Association' are supporting the demo. It will also have the enormous advantage of containing no members of the SWP/Respect faction, on the grounds that their belief in freedom of speech is limited to what the central committee approves, which should raise the hygenic standards above those normally to be experienced at such events.
Saturday 25th March in Trafalgar Square from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.