The 23rd of March 2011 was the day a few MP’s got it! Alistair Darling, Danny Alexander, Charles Kennedy, Peter Hain to name a few came out on this glorious sunny day on a not so glorious subject, the budget announcement of the year.
Our aim was simple – the four of us armed with just a mega phone, home made poster and baby on board badge for protection against possible rough action – to make an MP cry on live TV. With Ian Bone, Chris Knight, Rik from South London and myself Yodet Gherez armed with class war anger and a short temper let it rip! We had no mercy as the bewildered Toffs and chums waited for the signal ‘lights-camera-action!’
The media parted ways for us like the red sea for Moses as we approached. The first MP on the radar was Lib Dems alcoholic Charles Kennedy with assistant in tow walking past us. Heckling had never been made this easy I thought as we reminded Kennedy of his weakness and invited him for a pint in the pub. It’s a cheap dig but we weren’t there to make friends whilst MP’s see it fit to dictate our lives. Besides, his assistant was only too glad to oblige and join in the fun by giving us the finger. Glad to point out today was a charade, with our presence or not.
The next highlight was to be Alistair Darling (with out the Darling). Questions were raised as to why his eyebrows and hair failed to match in colour? However standing in front of Sky News was to be distracting him some what and he unfortunately didn’t answer that all important question. So I did the decent thing and stood next to him showing the international media my home made poster.
Our presence was felt and we called it a day. A punch up was avoided even in the midst of having to defend ourselves from the usual dumb ass upholding ‘democracy’ public. I’ll end this how we ended the day on College Green: ‘if it wasn’t Tory scum making these cuts it would have been the Labor lot. Now sod off!’