Tuesday 28 February 2012
Farewell Occupy London
- Lots of hand-wringing from bankers who didn't like their brand of Capitalism exposed
- More bankers and City workers unmoved by the floatsam of student politics being camped outside St Pauls.
- Hysterical politicians seeing a bandwagon and jumping on it to create an anti-business mood; I have no insight as to whether this is popular, but they certainly thought it would be.
- The Churchmen come out as weak, limp-wristed, ideologically and morally confused - not much of a surprise there.
- A campsite for the bitter and the unengaged, no different to what you can find at Glastonbury each year - all with hopes and ideological zeal - none with a practical plan to do much about anything. But then, if you had one of those you wouldn't be living in a tent in London would you?
- Finally, hilariously, the rise of the part-time squatter, able to pitch a tent and make a noise but still get home to make the tea and watch Eastenders.
A very British revolution overall - restrained, confused, well-meaning and highly ineffective. So in that way a credit to our nation - after all who wants an Arab Spring in the UK.