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April 07, 2006

Everything stops for tea

This is the absolute frozen limit: "Mark Barrett, a tour guide, was convicted under recent legislation banning demonstrations near Parliament and was fined £500 including costs. He is one of a group of activists who meet every week to drink tea and eat cake on Parliament Square."

That's right, freedom now means not being able to take your afternoon cuppa on the grass. I mean, I consider myself a reasonable fellow: I kept quiet about the use of anti-terrorist laws to suppress anti-Blair t-shirts, I didn't complain when heckling the Foreign Secretary was deemed a terrorist act, I kept my doubts to myself when they banged up grannies for speaking their minds... but goddammit, this is tea we're talking about here. Is nothing sacred?

April 7, 2006 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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