Posts Tagged ‘street parties’

Olympic hype is more important than traditional walking days.@occupyolympics

May 29, 2012

A “Killjoy” thought on the Olympic hype.

Around here, “Walking Days” (a centuries old tradition) are being banned, because “we” can’t afford the Policing of them.

Such bans began just before the banking crisis, as part of dismantling the Police Force.

Now we are to have “The Olympic Torch” procession holding up traffic, all over The Land.

The expense must be huge but obviously well worth it, when political prestige is at stake.

Local traditions are nowhere as near as important as the political pretence that the Olympics is for the People.

That is, as opposed to the rich and powerful, from all over The Globe, who can afford tickets and who will be taking over The Capital, for The Summer.

At least there has been no mention of Councils demanding we pay a licence fee to hold street parties to celebrate Our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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Out of Europe

February 1, 2011
The Daily Express’s “Out of Europe” petition will undoubtedly make David Cameron and other party leaders take notice but it will not have any more impact than that.

All three main parties are committed to staying in Europe and believe that there is nothing that we can do about it.

Unless sufficient MP’s are prepared to ignore their party whips and the splash over from the Euro-gravy train, we will never achieve a democratic resolution of this situation, through the Ballot Box.

The only party of any significance, which is committed to an Out of Europe position, is UKIP and they only managed 7% of the vote in the General election. They’d need a much bigger press support to have even the slightest chance of electoral success.

Ironically it seems to me that Vanessa Feltz has offered us a possible route to cocking a snoot at the politicians, who daily trample on our wishes.

In order to save money by reduced policing, politicians at the Local level have begun invoking “Health and Safety” as a reason for banning any non-revenue raising public event, such as street parties, walking day parades, village fete’s etc.

What would be the effect of the mass of the people deciding to hold street parties to celebrate the Royal Wedding?

Taking  Wigan as a basis for some Maths.

There are 35 policemen/women for Wigan to police about 300,000 registered voters, 24 hours  a day, 365 days a year. Even swelling the ranks with CPSO’s and Specials, that is not enough to prevent street parties.

Total acquiescence to Police orders (only when they are present) would show how reliant Politicians are on Public compliance and cause politicians, if they are intelligent enough, to worry about ignoring the electorate so contemptuously.

 Gandhi got the British out of India by civil disobedience, maybe Street parties could be the start of an effective form of peaceful civil protest that could get us Out of Europe.

The Rule of Law is only tolerated

November 28, 2010
An article in The Sunday Express states that it is unlikely that there will be any street parties to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate.

The assumption is that people will ask for permission from their Council’s and that they would charge some ridiculous fee.

This is typical of the unrealistic view that Authorities have of their power.

The respect/fear of Authority is weakening every day. From Traveller’s flouting planning regulation’s to drunken youth’s demanding their rights.  From Illegal immigrants skipping order’s to attend Court, to criminals failing to pay fines.

Residents in leafy suburbs may still heed the voice of Authority but those from meaner streets know better.

If I set up a table in the middle of my street and hang out bunting, who will stop me? Unless a neighbour informs on me, who will know?

If whole neighbourhoods organise street parties, who will try to enforce the Council’s strictures?

Even if the Council could rope in enough willing enforcers to try to implement their diktat, how would the Courts cope with the Civil disorder that would ensue?

I would venture the opinion that Government is not so stupid as to allow Council’s to ban street parties, especially as David Cameron wants us all to be “happy”.