Had a great day, travelled up with Tomos, Roger and Molly and met Sue, Andrew and Maeve and the Green Party up there. What with the manifesto to give some substance to all this, up to 10,000 people turning up and having a laugh today- hats off to Packham and Co for pulling this off.
I generally have deep reservations about the value of these kind of events but I did decide today that it is useful to remember that after we all go home back to our stations, fighting our own little wars, defending our own patches, loosing battle after battle, getting completely turned over and destroyed day after day, we are all still part of a 10,000 strong army, albiet one that is spread out widely. Viridor only have 3000 employees. If there was some way of co-ordinating the people's conservation army into all focusing on one target at a time- the Capitalists would not stand a chance.
I just have to work out how we can get that focus on one occasion to be on Beddington Farmlands. That is how we will defeat the Viridor-Sutton Council axis against nature.
Me and Sian Berry, Green Party Co-leader . Always wanted to meet this inspiring lady- highlight of the day.
Left to right: Andrew, Sue, Cretin, Sian Berry and Caroline Lucas
The rozzers reckoned 10000 people on the march
Despite the rain