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Protestors target Fortnum and Mason and the Ritz

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As well as the usual Topshop, Starbucks and banks. Of course it's about cuts and not jealousy of the rich. Now we're onto banks, as the crowd gets nostalgic for the marches of old. Surely Mc…
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banned5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
As well as the usual Topshop, Starbucks and banks.

Of course it's about cuts and not jealousy of the rich.

Now we're onto banks, as the crowd gets nostalgic for the marches of old. Surely McDonalds is next....
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#1
I don't understand where the protesters think the money will come from.

If there's a deficit the only 2 choices are cut spending or increase tax. Throwing paint etc is also not likely to make people listen
1 Like #2
ive noticed they keep saying " alternative " yet the protesters haven't given any? i can think of a few ways to save the UK money, personally i dont see the point in protesting/demonstrating its just brings trouble as seen yet again today. wonder how many of these protesters voted the tories in??
banned#3
These people are poor for a reason.
banned 2 Likes #4
vinylandtrinkets
ive noticed they keep saying " alternative " yet the protesters haven't given any? i can think of a few ways to save the UK money, personally i dont see the point in protesting/demonstrating its just brings trouble as seen yet again today. wonder how many of these protesters voted the tories in??


Anyone know how much the police operation is costing today?
"We don't agree with cuts so we're going to protest and cost the tax payer even more money".

Like I said, these people are poor for a reason.
3 Likes #5
JonnyTwoToes
These people are poor for a reason.


I don't think you can assume that all the protestors are poor. Idiocy is not a respector of income level.
banned#6
stewby
JonnyTwoToes
These people are poor for a reason.


I don't think you can assume that all the protestors are poor. Idiocy is not a respector of income level.


I think it is safe to assume the majority of people protesting are worried about incomes being frozen/lowered/lost.
#7
the vast majority of them are working class people, who yes have been hit hard buy spending cuts but who hasnt? the yobs who are causing the trouble are the main problem today, are they students? are they workng? or are they just yobs? we'll never know i guess.
yes there has to be cuts but not to the degree the government are implementing, there are lots of other ways to claw back the money Labour wasted without damaging the uk economy any further
banned#8
The only people this action will affect are normal people. People wanting to get around London, tourists visiting the Ritz on a weekend etc.

By Monday this will all have been cleared up and the message (however confused it was) of the unions will have been completely lost.

Topman will have replaced it's windows before lunchtime tomorrow.
#9
totally agree with FaF on this, looking at the news now and they are on top of a roof at an upmarket store, with the signage saying they are the alternative if they god bloody help us
they are spray painting the building, trying to wreck the store and the police are not arresting anyone? why not?

Edited By: vinylandtrinkets on Mar 26, 2011 16:50
banned 1 Like #10
Exactly my point.

We've all got to make cuts, simple. Probably best to just get on with it than cause mindless damage and cost the taxpayer even more money. If they'd all gone to work today instead of protesting, they've have added a healthy amount to the pot.
banned 1 Like #11
Knob's
banned 1 Like #12
Hopefully a real uprising will happen soon.
[helper] 8 Likes #13
So you seriously think those involved in this violence and destruction are NHS workers, teachers, council workers and police officers ......

I'd rather be poor and have respect for others than be rich and disdainful to others......

But as for attacking the Ritz - thats really taking the biscuit and is absolutely crackers......

Edited By: gari189 on Mar 26, 2011 16:58
#14
gari189
So you seriously think those involved in this violence and destruction are NHS workers, teachers, council workers and police officers ......

I'd rather be poor and have respect for others than be rich and disdainful to others......


+1 ^^^^^^^
banned#15
gari189

I'd rather be poor and have respect for others than be rich and disdainful to others......



I didn't realise they were the only two options.


Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Mar 26, 2011 17:00
1 Like #16
Yes there are idiots out there who are just looking to run riot, and the media will always give them a fair amount of attention, but they are the minority. There's supposedly 300,000 people there today, a fraction of a percent will be troublemakers.

Edited By: oldmanhouse on Mar 26, 2011 17:01
#17
master_chief
Hopefully a real uprising will happen soon.


i dont think anyone in the UK other then the yobs today want an uprising! do you really want to end up in the same mess as Eygpt, Syria, other countries with corrupt govenrment? i sure as heck dont.
we have power in the UK that these countries didnt. we have a democratic vote and thats how this should be dealt with, not by wrecking places, buildings, massive spending cuts.
if we have anything like uprisings seen in other parts of the world do you really think we have the police man power to control it? i dont! and thats thanks to the spending cuts.
2 Likes #18
sancho1983
I don't understand where the protesters think the money will come from.

If there's a deficit the only 2 choices are cut spending or increase tax. Throwing paint etc is also not likely to make people listen

perhaps stop the illegal wars which cost well in the excess of $500million a day?
banned#19
gari189

I'd rather be poor and have respect for others than be rich and disdainful to others......



But I have massive respect for some people whilst being disdainful of others.

How much money is appropriate for me to have?
banned#20
vinylandtrinkets
master_chief
Hopefully a real uprising will happen soon.


i dont think anyone in the UK other then the yobs today want an uprising! do you really want to end up in the same mess as Eygpt, Syria, other countries with corrupt govenrment? i sure as heck dont.
we have power in the UK that these countries didnt. we have a democratic vote and thats how this should be dealt with, not by wrecking places, buildings, massive spending cuts.
if we have anything like uprisings seen in other parts of the world do you really think we have the police man power to control it? i dont! and thats thanks to the spending cuts.


Not just the UK no, that wouldn't really change a thing.
#21
Have a read here puts things into perspective.

To sum things up,

*Cut job's = Less tax for the government
*More unemployment = More of a burden

All in all it could have a bigger impact on the economy with the cuts.
banned 1 Like #22
oldmanhouse
Yes there are idiots out there who are just looking to run riot, and the media will always give them a fair amount of attention, but they are the minority. There's supposedly 300,000 people there today, a fraction of a percent will be troublemakers.


And we shouldn't forget those peaceful protestors who aren't quite sure what they want but definitely don't want cuts.....

or maybe some cuts, but definitely not many.....

and these cuts should be spread over a longer time.....


but not too long, maybe 10 years.....


actually no, make that 20 years.....


and tax the rich, unless we become rich.....

but this isn't about rich and poor, but the poor should definitely get some of the rich's money.....


oh and Topman is evil because, well you know, um,Kate Moss and Philip Green are evil.
banned#23
Do you think they'll attack McDonalds? After they've all eaten in there of course.
#24
sigh
banned#25
roryk83
sigh

I bet you are glad to be living out of the country.
banned 1 Like #26
roryk83
sigh


Aye, the "I'm alright Jack" brigade are out in full force...
banned 2 Likes #27
master_chief
roryk83
sigh


Aye, the "I'm alright Jack" brigade are out in full force...


Not the case. As a household, we had to make cuts. My partner being a nurse means we are more than aware of what pay freezes mean. The difference is that I understand why these cuts have to be made. And my response is to get my head down and work through it.

It's a shame 250,000+ decide to waste even more money by protesting against necessary cuts.
banned#28
For a bit of fun, why not switch from the protestors moaning about the rich over to the boat race on BBC1.

Pour some Pimms, pop in a monocle and enjoy the race.
2 Likes #29
I really feel sorry for some on this forum. If you are really doing so well and all is hunky dorey how come you have to spend so much time baiting the unforntunates instead of enjoying your hard won riches.
Bunch of saddos.

Edited By: WoolyM on Mar 26, 2011 17:21
banned#30
WoolyM
I really feel sorry for some on this forum. If you are really doing so well and all is hunky dorey how come you have to spend so much time baiting the unforntunates instead of enjoying your hard won riches.
Bunch of saddos.


It's called opinion Wooly. I think we're all entitled to them?


Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Mar 26, 2011 17:30: )
#31
To be honest protest's are pretty pointless until they start waving guns at Cameron, Some of the cut's were necessary, no doubt but we've been here before, Most of the people in the UK have been brainwashed, The biggest problem is you mention "recession" and people stop spending, The UK's not as bad off as they make you think, But some of the garbage the government come out with would make you think were in a poor state when in comparison to other Countries were doing ok, Japan and the USA for instance were worse hit than us with the recession and were managing our dept ok at the moment, With the cut's though that certainly could change.
#32
JonnyTwoToes
Do you think they'll attack McDonalds? After they've all eaten in there of course.

Not sure, but i think its fair to say mcdonalds has the monopoly over the fast food industry right now.
banned 1 Like #33
JonnyTwoToes
master_chief
roryk83
sigh


Aye, the "I'm alright Jack" brigade are out in full force...


Not the case. As a household, we had to make cuts. My partner being a nurse means we are more than aware of what pay freezes mean. The difference is that I understand why these cuts have to be made. And my response is to get my head down and work through it.

It's a shame 250,000+ decide to waste even more money by protesting against necessary cuts.


Wife in NHS = man of the people eh.
1 Like #34
Some important points were made today, that after WWll the country was in much greater debt but still managed to rebuild services, infrastucture and set up the health service.
Its all about priorities and this present governments priorites are about protecting the wealth of their wealthy supporters at the expense of the rest.
Thats why they are prepared to sell off anything of value. NO other reason.
There are alternatives to the current approach.
banned#35
master_chief
JonnyTwoToes
master_chief
roryk83
sigh


Aye, the "I'm alright Jack" brigade are out in full force...


Not the case. As a household, we had to make cuts. My partner being a nurse means we are more than aware of what pay freezes mean. The difference is that I understand why these cuts have to be made. And my response is to get my head down and work through it.

It's a shame 250,000+ decide to waste even more money by protesting against necessary cuts.


Wife in NHS = man of the people eh.


Just saying, rather than moaning about things all time, sometime it's better to just get on with things.

But we're all different I guess Chief.
banned#36
WoolyM
Some important points were made today, that after WWll the country was in much greater debt but still managed to rebuild services, infrastucture and set up the health service.
Its all about priorities and this present governments priorites are about protecting the wealth of their wealthy supporters at the expense of the rest.
Thats why they are prepared to sell off anything of value. NO other reason.
There are alternatives to the current approach.


You are funny though Wooly, I'll give you that.
1 Like #37
DLM
roryk83
sigh


I bet you are glad to be living out of the country.


Not glad to have left, but glad not to be there - if that makes sense....bleak times
banned#38
One word that has destroyed this country and services.

IMMIGRATION
banned#39
JonnyTwoToes
master_chief
roryk83
sigh




Aye, the "I'm alright Jack" brigade are out in full force...




Not the case. As a household, we had to make cuts. My partner being a nurse means we are more than aware of what pay freezes mean. The difference is that I understand why these cuts have to be made. And my response is to get my head down and work through it.



It's a shame 250,000+ decide to waste even more money by protesting against necessary cuts.



Please give it a rest you snob, so your partners a nurse, you really need to make cuts, YEAH RIGHT. Nurses earn a hell of a lot.


You dont know what its like to be poor, these people are angry because they have lost their jobs cus of way too many goverment cuts.
banned#40
WoolyM
Some important points were made today, that after WWll the country was in much greater debt but still managed to rebuild services, infrastucture and set up the health service.
Its all about priorities and this present governments priorites are about protecting the wealth of their wealthy supporters at the expense of the rest.
Thats why they are prepared to sell off anything of value. NO other reason.
There are alternatives to the current approach.


Unfortunately the world has changed a lot since 1945. Britain isn't the power it once was, the world economy has changed beyond recognition and the methods that were applicable then aren't now.

We have debts, but we also have interest payments to meet. We have a massive welfare state that has grown far beyond what it was ever supposed to be. Some of the Tory cuts are ideological, a lot are necessary.

But I don't think protecting their 'rich backers' is a credible thing to say. It belongs on a spotty teen's banner draped across the facade of Fortnum and Masons.

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