Sunday, May 15, 2011

That Rally Against Debt...

Yes, there were only a few hundred there but it was a good vibe (as these young folks say). I think that Simon Clark sums it up most pithily...
We convened, we made our point, and then we made a beeline for the pub. Isn't that what normal people do?

Yep. And I don't know about anyone else, but the wife and I drank a skinful and mixed with some excellent people—including Nigel Farage (I'm always pro- a politician who will not only join the great unwashed in the pub, but who will also stand his round), Misanthrope Girl, Old Holborn, Guido and Harry, Brian Micklethwait, Dick Puddlecoate, Mark Wallace, Trixy, a bunch of Libertarian Party members, and many other fun people.

Basically, I don't know whether the rally will have an effect, nor do I know whether or not it was the start of a more concerted campaign. I do know that I had a very fun day with a good bunch of people.

What more could one ask for, eh?

8 comments:

penny_dreadful said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the day (I think. Memory of it is a little fuzzy after about 6pm). Hopefully round #2 will be organised to not clash with a major footballing event, and the turnout will be better.

I wish the 'anarchists' had joined us at the pub though, could've had hours of fun...

Lynne said...

Would have loved to be there. The idea of not wanting to burden future generations with debt certainly tweaked the gonads of the CiFalitics. Their moronic and deeply ignorant lefty rantings are something special.

James Higham said...

I don't know whether the rally will have an effect ...

Oh it did. The Left have got its knickers in a twist over it.

Timac said...

Yeah, it was a fun day out. It can be quite lonely being a Libertarian so it was refreshing to discuss things with people you agree with for a change.

Nice to meet you too, Chris. And may I say it takes some guts to wear trousers that color in public.

Roger Thornhill said...

Really wish i could have been there, but my two pre-school kids, sister-in-law and her two teenagers descended upon me* to a house just finishing foundations up, bare-walls and floor refit.

I do not have a snagging list, more a snagging sky-elevator!

This, and an almighty shit-storm going on that I cannot fully engage in for the same reasons. Email is a time vampire.

I so wanted to be there and talk, listen and do a bit of frustration venting. I hope I might have a chance to do so very soon, if there is anyone left bothered to listen.

Now to see if I can cadge a spare USB keyboard...mine is suffering from dementia...



* I fought in the shade...

JuliaM said...

"Oh it did. The Left have got its knickers in a twist over it."

They did their best to laugh it off on Twitter, but that laughter seemed a little forced to me... ;)

HeartAttackSurvivor said...

"What more could one ask for, eh?"

Err - the head of Gordon Brown on a pike?

Richard said...

My sentiments exactly, DK. I look back on the day as really being drinks with liberty loving comrades, with a Rally thrown in! Great fun! And you are correct, the Left won't shut up about it - a "friend of mine" has made his last three days' facebook statuses all about how insignificant it was, thereby demonstrating how significant it all was to him! So Brian Micklethwaite made it? I must have missed him - I saw his brother. Oh, and you were wasted! Lol!