Monday, August 3, 2009

Quad erat demonstrandum

I was rather disturbed by suggestions in the media today (try as I might I haven't found evidence that the Liberal Democrats' favourite minister, Phil Woolas, has said this) that involvement in the sort of demonstrations we saw against soldiers parading in Luton earlier this year would lose people points if they were trying to become or remain British citizens.

Come off it. The right to protest is an integral, traditional part of the British way of life. By definition, everybody is not going to approve of, and agree with, every protest.

If we all agreed with everything everybody wants to protest about, there wouldn't be any point in protesting about it.


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