"I have long argued that the giving of offence, and even hate speech, should be a moral matter but not a matter for the criminal law. That is as true on the football pitch as on the streets. We should always challenge racism. We should also always challenge attacks on liberties in the guise of faux antiracism." Kenan Malik

If’s And But’s And Education Cuts

From The Workers United blog.

I was ashamed and shocked.

First we sent our children out to fight our battles – and then we stood and watched as police horses were set on them.

On Thursday evening I visited Parliament Square and Top Shop on Oxford Street. The protestors were so young. And so brave.

It’s all very well making statements in support of students – and against the increases to the cost of education.

But where were the trades unionists and trade union leaders when it really mattered.

We should be standing between the horses and the students – not watching it on telly.


5 responses

  1. didyoustand@riot.com

    Why do you goad others and not tell us who you are – it seems to be a cowardly way to incite others to action but not be responsible yourelves for what you say. Were you there I doubt it

    December 12, 2010 at 10:39 am

  2. If you say so ‘anonymous’…

    Rick Dutton

    December 12, 2010 at 10:55 am

  3. Paul

    I expect that’s one of the local union hacks who are happy to sit back and watch. Or some passing Trot. Cowardly scum whoever they are. Excellent trolling post though, top marks!

    December 12, 2010 at 11:10 am

  4. Personally I haven’t been down to these protests yet-I’m not a student.

    Fully intend to now mind. So should you.

    Although you clearly have no guts…hiding behind anonymity.

    I wonder why that is ‘friend’? 😉

    Rick Dutton

    December 12, 2010 at 5:54 pm

  5. J Wallmsley

    The first post-i dont get it ? What is enciting about wanting the tuc 2 do there job or getting people to support thesekidz demonstratin? Can you answer that please.

    December 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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