Those lovely folks at mumsuncut have made a Fortnum145 video: have a butchers!
Just no Philip.
The Telegraph have produced this marvellous little reportage on Sir Philip Green’s assessment on the cause of the riots. According to him, well, it’s our fault.
We’ve heard that he might be a little upset with UKUncut over some past tiffles, but that’s all water under the bridge. He’s so over that. He’s even gone so far as to say that there is a “necessity for peaceful protest”. It great that he’s on board with us that far, but his us(rich folk)-versus-them(bloody ingrates) logic isn’t what we’re about.
But it’s not just our fault. Oh, no. Ian Tomlinson is to blame too. The Telegraph goes on to report that;
His comments reflect the views of a number of retailers who believe that a change in police tactics after the death of a bystander in the disturbances surrounding the G20 summit in London in 2009 encouraged the looting.
I have put myself back on trial to support the F&M defendants because I believe the CPS has no more reason to prosecute them than they do to prosecute me. It is in no-ones interest to penalise peaceful protest. It is in everyones’ interest to support people who stand up against injustice.