I'm back from the Rally. If it wasn't for getting a chance to look around Westminster Abbey and meeting some great people in St Stephens Tavern it would have been a wasted journey. The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the demonstration point was an open topped bus that seemed to have got lost on its way to a Monster Raving Loony Party Rally. If that wasn't bad enough, within ten minutes of being there I got leafleted by the bloody BNP. That leaflet found its way into the first available bin. A generous estimate of the size of the crowd would be over a thousand, but I was expecting several thousand given the support that seemed to have been shown on the web.
That said the speeches would have been worth listening to, if only the crowd had been larger and not so full of people who were obviously nuttier than squirrel sh*t. What was most disappointing was the lack of media coverage. After all the fuss The Sun have made about the referendum, I would have expected them to have run the Rally as their main story. I believe the abortion rally that took place immediately afterwards drew most of the media's attention.
In the end, it was a good day for me but not for the Referendum cause. I had a great time in the pub with DK, Ingram Monk, Robin and several others. Much beer was drunk, the world was put to rights and maybe a just little bit of shite was spoken (by me).
I hope that if another Rally is organised the turn out will be a great deal larger and the media give it the attention it deserves.