The right to protest is intrinsic to any free society, but there is a breed of professional protesters who work on a different agenda.
These rebels, whatever their cause, are more concerned with creating a nuisance than bringing about change through the campaign that is riding high.
The ultimate goal is anarchy, except none of them have a Scooby, which will happen next if they succeed.
There’s romance and congratulations attached to being taken to the police station for a few hours, only to be returned to the middle of a busy road or outside the gate of a fuel terminal as soon as they’re released. They are heroes in a very small, naive peer group of wannabe Che Guevaras.
And I guess they help keep Superglue going.
Women marching in solidarity to express their outrage at the death of Sarah Everard at the hands of a Metropolitan Police officer, that’s what I call real protest, don’t sit on a tanker refusing going downstairs because you’re a naughty boy or sitting in a little tunnel at Esso for a week.
And how do these anti-oil and oil warriors get where they want to put on a show? BY CAR!
Such rank hypocrisy would be hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that while they play being crusaders for a better world, the real deal, who doesn’t have the luxury of taking the right to freedom of expression for granted in places like Russia and Iran, are shot down, bombed, beaten or made to disappear without a trace.
If you’re going to play dumb, at least recognize it for what it is and don’t fool yourself, it’s part of a worthy cause, because you certainly aren’t fooling the rest of us.
Families are facing serious financial hardship in numbers not seen in about 70 years. With the skyrocketing cost of living, it’s not just about heat or eating for some, it’s about eating cold because they can’t afford to cook.
So having a Chancellor of the Exchequer who is so wealthy that he will never even remotely suffer the consequences of his decisions (and he’s not even the main breadwinner of his family!) is obviously going to cause considerable resentment in the real world. It’s human nature I guess.
But then finding out that Rishi Sunak’s wife enjoys non-dom status for tax purposes (fully legally, by the way) and that the wealthy Rish has been clinging to his US green card longer than he should. should have been just rubbing salt on very open wounds.
A furious backpedal in a desperate attempt to salvage a political reputation is like closing the stable door when the thoroughbred horses have run away.
Just being loaded shouldn’t be the cause of such a level of hate towards him, but someone who is so rich he has no idea how much gas to put in a car , or even how a pump works, can he have any real understanding of what normal people are going through right now?
Rather than single out Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Sky News, who is presented with evidence of war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine and still insists it was all staged, my point highlight of the week was something to make Anne Hegarty of The Chase smile on ITV’s DNA journey.
“Oh, I know that.
When friend and fellow Chaser Sean Wallace asked her why she never told him that, she simply replied, “Well, we know it in the family, but we just don’t tend to mention it. “
Stupid Answers to TV Quiz of the Week
Q: How many people usually take part in Channel 4’s Countdown TV quiz?
Q: The Highland Games sport of throwing a large piece of wood is called throwing the…?
Special mention to the numb Lightning who declared the state capital of Tennessee to be Texas and to the guy from The Chase who thought Hurricane Higgins was a darts player.