Saturday, 26 March 2011

Today we are all apartheid

Britain is beyond saving.

Hundreds of thousands (although I doubt the estimate of 400,000 is correct) take to the streets of Central London because their life of entitlement is under threat.And the leader of the Labour party compares a group of over-indulged union leaders, students and anarchists who are in the streets prepared to shut down the city because they believe everything belongs to them to anti-apartheid activists.

Yep, you read it here. I thought Israel was the left's new apartheid but apparently a government that is not willing to spoon feed everything to its citizens is also an apartheid state. Is Miliband taking his cues from the Palestinian propaganda handbook, or with the references to Tahrir Square is it from the Muslim Brotherhood? Words have no meaning.

Britain is simmering, expect increasing unrest leading up to the 2012 Olympics.


Other signs and updates:
Light bulbs filled with ammonia and paint bombs were thrown in Oxford Street, police said.

Sky's home affairs correspondent Mark White said that the small splinter group of protesters tried to get into branches of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and McDonalds.

"There are a number of police vans down Oxford Street - at the Oxford Circus end - and if you look through some of the other junctions around here there are police arriving all the time to reinforce the area," he said.

White said he had not smelled ammonia, but had seen "paint bombs, smoke bombs and heavier objects" being thrown.

Branches of HSBC, Lloyds and Santander banks were also attacked, as was the Ritz hotel and an Ann Summers store in Soho.

And just in case you had any doubts about the total castration and uselessness of the Met:
When student protests turned violent before Christmas, the policy of "kettling" - or containing protesters in a confined space to stop trouble spreading - was called into question.

Human rights group Liberty have been allowed into the police control room during the march to monitor the response.

Director of policy Isabella Sankey told Sky News: "We are going to be observing what police are doing and then we are going to be calling it as we see it.

"The police have all sorts of powers at there disposal ... and we've seen that peaceful protest has been undermined by misuse and abuse of those powers."

The Telegraph has some decent coverage up as well.