"Too often today, people are ready to tell us, 'this is not possible; that is not possible'. I say, whatever the true interest of our country calls for, is always possible!"
- Enoch Powell.
Friday, 12 November 2010
Labour MPs cheered on student vandals on Twitter as they smashed up Tory headquarters
Lecturers 'congratulate staff and students on magnificent demonstration'
Sussex University academic boasts he planning the attack a fortnight ago
Cameron calls for 'the full force of the law' to be used against demonstrators
Man who dropped fire extinguisher 'should face attempted murder charge'
Clegg performs a U-turn saying he was 'hasty' in signing tuition fee pledge
Labour MPs shamelessly encouraged students rioting over tuition fees to ‘get stuck in’ via Twitter at the very moment they started smashing up Tory headquarters, it emerged last night. Backbencher John McDonnell used the social networking site to tweet ‘just shows what can be done when people get angry. We must build on this’ as missiles were hurled at police. Then as protesters started destroying the entrance to the Westminster building, MP Alex Cunningham tweeted: ‘Well done our students – thousands outside the office getting stuck into the LibDem / Tory government.’
Shameless: Labour MPs John McDonnell (left) and Alex Cunningham both used the Twitter website to encourage the students to 'get stuck in' to the Coalition during Wednesday's riots
Their involvement emerged as:
University lecturers at London’s Goldsmiths College issued an extraordinary statement ‘congratulating staff and students on the magnificent anti-cuts demonstration’.
A Sussex University academic and prominent member of the socialist action group Revolution boasted he and other militants began planning the attack on Millbank a fortnight ago.
David Cameron called for ‘the full force of the law’ to be used against those who assaulted police or damaged property and said the perpetrators must not go unpunished.There were calls for one protester who dropped a fire extinguisher from a roof to face attempted murder charges.
Despite 50 arrests, all were bailed until February save for a well-spoken grandfather-to-be who was half a mile away from the hotbed of violence. Simon Devey-Smith, 51, who lives in France but was in Britain visiting his children, was charged with obstructing a police officer outside Parliament.
Nick Clegg performed a U-turn, saying he wished he had not been so ‘hasty’ in saying he would end tuition fees.
Scotland Yard is facing massive embarrassment over its performance at the protest.
Its farcical response means detectives face months of trawling third-party video to prosecute troublemakers – because officers with cameras were not at the start of the protest.
This riot is already seen as a triumph by the hard Left. It remains to be seen whether it will also be remembered as the first of a series of ‘direct actions’ on British streets against the Coalition Government.