Protest March

#2
It'll be damn difficult to form up and then about-turn to face away from Downing Street and the MOD - If you about-turn from either, you end up facing the other one!
 
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old_fat_and_hairy

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#5
No, the march hasn't happened. I do think it may have made the news if it had. I believe the article in the Herald was culled from comments and suggestions made on the link shown.
If you read through the thread, it does imply that a protest was planned, and I suggest that the author of the article has cobbled together a story from that thread.

Actually, a protest march is a good idea. The recent demonstration by the police attracted a lot of attention, and seems to have had an effect. Bear in mind also that the police forces ( I refuse to use the word service) are prohibited in a similar manner to armed forces regarding political marches etc.

There was a huge outpouring of support for the Headley Court campaign, and there would be a similar reaction to this sort of protest. Perhaps the driving forces behind previous campaigns could give advice? I know that Dozy was very involved and active, as were many others.
 
#7
thunderer: the link does work (at least on mine)

I am very surprised they didnt go all out and attempt to call it a coup...there was some reference to pitchforks and such on the thread.
however I do like the sentiment of the apparent salute to the Queen then march on to number 10.

Brief question: could servicemen be punished/be in hot water for attending a protest like this? I sincerely hope not.
 
#8
If a huge number were to attend how on earth could they discipline us all.
 
#9
very true but not all would be currently serving.
Just depends on the ratio between ex service men and current servicemen (the down side is that some astonishing numbers could be amassed if everyone joined in, particularly the chaps "over there").

So I assume you are involved in the possible march vampireuk. has an actual date been set or is it just proposed for now? (don't tell me the date, I wouldnt want more stuff printed, and would not attend myself as I have no right to attend yet anyway)
 
#10
I'm not involved in anything as from what I have understood from this thread is that it was merely a journo posting a selection of quotes about the possibility of a march. However, if one were to be organised I would be there, if still around of course.
 
#11
good to hear. but does anyone think the government would listen anyway? I doubt it but it will only lose them more votes.
 
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Over the larger less obvious majority, how would they be able to the difference between who is and who isn't serving?

This needs doing. If it comes off however, can the organisers send any contributions received to the Force's charities and not spend them on those f*cking ludicrous baseball caps that 'plod' and 'trumpton' wore. They looked like a bunch of f*cking chavs. Oh, and can we keep anyone from Barnsley away from any 'speaking parts'. That muppet from West Yorks Police sounded like a right c*nt when he harped on about "It's ar 'undren powndz an' we wan' it". Yeah, f*ck off Dingle.
 

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#13
Could Sergeant Slingsby lead the way?
 

ugly

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#14
Op Apollo when it is called will no doubt gain popular support!
 
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Biscuits_AB said:
Over the larger less obvious majority, how would they be able to the difference between who is and who isn't serving?

This needs doing. If it comes off however, can the organisers send any contributions received to the Force's charities and not spend them on those f*cking ludicrous baseball caps that 'plod' and 'trumpton' wore. They looked like a bunch of f*cking chavs. Oh, and can we keep anyone from Barnsley away from any 'speaking parts'. That muppet from West Yorks Police sounded like a right c*nt when he harped on about "It's ar 'undren powndz an' we wan' it". Yeah, f*ck off Dingle.
That I have to agree with, no sodding baseball caps. As for the comments on Yorkshire folk, sod off you bugger. :)
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#16
Grownup_Rafbrat said:
Could Sergeant Slingsby lead the way?
That would be a given. No one better.

On a serious note, this could happen. In fact, it should happen. I'm long past my serving time, but that does not blunt the anger at the way service personnel are treated by the government. It is scandalous and perpetuated by a coterie of politicians who have never hedl a proper, full-time job, but have gone from student to 'researcher/party worker/ union official' to sitting member of Parliament. The greatest governing body in the world, as was.
These present incumbents are a product of the '60s and '70s 'social protest' groups. The sort who had Che Guevara posters on their wall, or wore Mao style garments, forgetting that these "heroes" were mass murderers , tyrants and supporters of genocide.
These 'Honourable members' are the generation who rioted in Grosvenor Square, who held that all American troops were baby-killers and that the British Army in Ulster was an occupying force, torturing and persecuting nationalist freedom fighters. No wonder they hold the Armed Forces in contempt.
Time we displayed our contempt.
 
#17
One would think that the Government would want to keep the army happy (considering the armed forces are the real power behind any government) who else will defend them, or fight wars for them? I think that they should show more respect to people who they owe alot to.

That is one reason why the Labour party is going down the drain and why they will lose the next election (oh happy day)
 
#18
Nice to see the Countryside alliance finding a bandwagon to jump on. What they going to do? show how to get a good kicking of the plod in parliament square!
 

ugly

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#19
A lot of CA members are supporters of or ex service personnel!
 

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