Monday, 29 October 2007

Pro Referendum Rally London - The report.

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.

4 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Steve,

Hope you got back OK ?

Who was the gentleman from Yarmouth Uni again. He has a blog(?) and some interesting experiences.

Daily Referendum said...

Hello Robin,

Just about cheers. Bloody good day though. For the life of me I can't remember his name. I think I've wiped out a few brain cells and I haven't got many to spare.

Thomas Gordon said...

Hi Steve!

Now I know who you are! :)

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to have a long chat (being a Tory myself) but It was a great day out!

What time did you guys finish?

Take care mate and we will catch up soon!

GT at BBC-Biased

PS-I'll get John to put you on our blog roll

Daily Referendum said...

Hello Thomas,

I've no idea what time I finished, it was late and I was definitely squiffy. Somehow I made it home. One of the last things I remember was looking at the departure board in Waterloo realising I had lost the ability to focus.

We must do it again sometime.