I have done no reading around the subject, I know nothing about the aims of the loose coalition of anarchists, enviromentalists, anti-capitalists, families, Tony Robinson, communists, socialist workers, neo-cons, and anti-war protesters, so what follows might be very unfair.
But it does remind me of this:
“Careful now” / “Down with this sort of thing”
What exactly are people protesting against? Is it some woolly idea of the ‘modern world’ that’s the problem? Are they protesting about the fact that the leaders of the biggest economies are getting together to try and figure out a solution to the current economic situation so that as many people as possible keep their jobs, homes, etc, and countries to find a better way of trading with each other?
And if they feel so strongly as to march the streets of London (and put some turf on a statue of Winston Churchill no doubt) where were these protesters where when the economy was booming?
Do these learned global financial strategists have any suggestions about a better system could be implemented – or are they just marching for ‘better financial regulation’ and a law to get ‘Sir Fred’s money off him?
And should I perhaps not come into work wearing my pinstripe, bowler hat and walking cane?