Lieutenant Mark Kent, who popped out of a red Salvation Army lorry marked \”Emergency Response Unit\” to fetch more polystyrene cups for tea and coffee, thought people were cheerier than they had been the previous day.
He and his colleagues had handed out around 800 free teas and coffees this morning and were in it for the long haul.
\”We were here from 4am to 7pm yesterday and we\’ll be doing the same today,\” he said. \”But people are in a good mood today. They appear to know the score today and they know they\’re here to wait.\”
It\’s not like this sort of thing is going to replace the NHS but it is both the Big Society thing and also Burke\’s little platoons.
You know, just peeps doing things for other peeps without the government either telling them to or paying them to do so.