first full day under the new David Cameron Government plc following Thursday's general
election. In response to this, hundreds of people took part in an unplanned protest
in Whitehall near the fortified junction
with Downing Street and outside the Conservative Party's
headquarters. In Cardiff a similar demonstration broke out on Queen Street near
the statue of Aneurin Bevan, the Welsh designer of the National Health Service;
very apt. The local singer Charlotte Church was among them. The protesters were
calling for an end to austerity and also electoral reform. The current
electoral system allowed the Tories to win with only 37% of the votes; indeed
Tony Blair once won with less than 30%, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/alternative-voting.html.
What concerned me about this occurrence is that it was not reported on the BBC
until the evening. It was covered in some newspapers, for example see: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/anti-tory-protests-live-updates-5670515.
It was finally put on the BBC in the evening, see: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32679827.
The narrator in the video spot says: "The vast majority demonstrated
peacefully", yet all the footage is of the small minority of rioters who
did not. Why is that? We hear how seventeen were arrested and five policemen
were hurt. Also we have the blasphemy against the "military religion"
when a war memorial was defaced, and just before the 70th anniversary of the
day of Victory in Europe. All in all this gives such a
powerful psychological impression on the viewer that anybody who says they
attended that demonstration should be regarded as they were portrayed there in
the news vid: "Nasty thugs!". This is a very slick piece of
propaganda; delay covering the story at all and then present it in a distorted
way. Is it any wonder people are angry? After everything we've had to put up
with these last few years and Cameron is still in Number 10. Personally I don't
think it makes much difference, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/general-election-result.html,
but Cameron is still the public face of austerity, the bedroom tax, workfare, and
everything else in these background links.
See here for background: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/austerity-did-you-really-think-it-would.html.