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Unite! All twelve of you!

By Julian Harris
May 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm | 8 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

historymanIn another post Ziggy has reminded me of today’s trade union march in Birmingham, designed apparently to lobby the government to “safeguard jobs.”

This morning I was rudely awakened by news of the event via Radio 4. Having a butcher’s on the same corporation’s website, I now note the following:

“The police said there were between 4,000 and 5,000 protesters.”

Four to five thousand?

Isn’t that 0.007% of the population? Isn’t that one in every fourteen thousand people?

Famously 1 million people protested against the war in Iraq.

Last night 14,479 people attended Milton Keynes Dons v Scunthorpe.

Last time my lot won the league (a much brighter occasion than today’s evilness) 250,000 people turned up to the parade.

Four to five thousand? Should this really have warranted front page news coverage?

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