I saw in tonight’s Evening Standard that the usual suspects are planning on occupying the London Stock Exchange this weekend. Given how the city is always a ghost town on a Saturday I really have to wonder what they hope to achieve, though it will be interesting to see how the media coverage compares with that of rally against debt in the summer.
Still, even though they are misguided they do have a point (as Alister Heath put it brilliantly in his column today,
bailouts helped launch the Tea Party (which wants more capitalism and fewer bailouts) as well as Occupy Wall Street (which wants less capitalism and fewer bailouts) – one on the right, the other on the left
Given that there is indeed a fair bit of overlap I’m tempted to pop along on Saturday for a bit of a chat with them. Anyone else up for it? If so drop a comment here and we’ll see where this goes.
I doubt will be very receptive, in which case can always have a laugh then head down the pub.