Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Go and be democratic elsewhere

Boris Johnson is quite right to seek High Court permission to evict the anti-everything protestors from Parliament Square. Everyone has a right to protest, but the so-called Democracy Village camp, which has grown dramatically in the past few weeks, has become an eyesore and is destroying a World Heritage Site.

Parliament Square is owned by the Greater London Authority and, being taxpayer-funded, is supposed to be an open space for all of us to wander in. It is not a campsite or a squat. Those who have set up permanent base there are trespassing and they should be moved on. This wouldn't be tolerated in Trafalgar Square or outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

Once he has finished with the protestors, can Mayor Boris also get those hideous security bollards removed outside Parliament too? They are just as much of an eyesore, if rather less smelly.

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