All the power's in the hands
of people rich enough to buy it,
while we walk the street
too chicken to even try it

What a day!

Rioting in the streets.

Government ministers resigning on matters of principle.

Brave cops and nasty cops.

And Charles and Camilla making a guest appearance slap bang in the middle of it.

I know it won't last but, for a brief moment at the end of 2010, in the snow, the English found their bollocks again and we saw some passion.



  1. If only we here in the US could find the balls to do the same. Like the song says,
    “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

    2011 is going to be a dangerous and perhaps, deadly year.

  2. Of course it will last. The English are nearly always this passionate, over a whole range of stuff. It partly takes hardship to bring it out though, ad it doesn’t often make a different to what the bastard government does, is the problem.

  3. Excellent!

    Do it again!!

    Is there video of this somewhere? :wanders off to find video:

    wv: menes (and it’s in blue)

    As in “kick those Blue Menes asses!”

  4. PS: A reprise of Wat Tyler’s Rebellion? Or not quite on that level?

    We “sanctimonious purists” need a rebellion like that over here. I think our balls are locked away in Fort Knox.

  5. Well, I must say I didn’t want to see the UK become a Republic that way. 3}-X|| <--That's my emoticon for a Prince of Wales losing his head---as I'm sure you could tell. ;-/ But university tuition TRIPLING (or “trebling” if you prefer)??? I must say, if I were student, I might find a brick to throw, too!

  6. Agreeing with cajun and Elizabeth. I am wondering what the hell it’s going to take for Americans (esp. gay Americans) to light torches and carry pitchforks to the nation’s capital? Oh, wait: this is the USA. We’d carry our concealed weapons and pitch our beer bottles at the “guvment”.

  7. In the U. S., the only real display of bollocks would be rioting against big businesses; nobody cares how you treat government. Besides, the government here is bought and paid for by big business.

  8. Nothing like the sight of a Scottish MP voting to give English students a £9kpy headache when his own constituency students pay nowt to get the passion rising!

  9. Oh my goodness. Such synchronicity. At exactly the same time that you were posting your comment here, NB, I was leaving a comment on your blog.

    The truth is out there.

  10. Good point MarkP, but we’re coming up short either way. I had students in one of my classes were talking about why people just accept racism, homophobia, corporatism, etc, and what might get them to care or have the courage to do something. A drop in the bucket I guess.