Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Talking of which

This strange man is standing outside Parliament bedecked in a protest sign that reads "Denied the right to protest".

5 comments:

Peter Burnet said...

Just as nothing can shake my lifelong belief in democracy like a trip to the polling station, so pictures of goofballs like this make me understand why this wasn't passed unanamously.

Hey Skipper said...

The strange man apparently has no ear for irony.

martpol said...

There's a serious point, although maybe this irony-bypassing man doesn't make it in the best way. Parliament passed an Act last year which denies people the right to protest within a square kilometre of Parliament without obtaining prior written permission from the police. The Act was essentially concocted to get rid of one man. It does, however, mean that the ever-amusing Mark Thomas gets to organise <'mass lone demonstrations' to protest against it.

Brit said...

I would describe him as the "occasionally amusing but mostly tediously worthy Mark Thomas".

martpol said...

I saw him perform in Cardiff a couple of weeks ago and would say that, on the contrary, Thomas is notable for his non-preachy, blokey non-worthiness. He did go on for some time, though: including the interval, three and a half hours.