I approve of this messageMay 10, 2015 Tim WorstallCurrent Affairs18 CommentsFrom the riot in Whitehall: previousCan Ritchie really be pitching for an SNP peerage?nextSurprise! 18 thoughts on “I approve of this message” Bernie G. May 10, 2015 at 4:19 pm At least she shaved her armpits. bloke (not) in spain May 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Yeah. I echo her sentiments. The deployment of the shock troops on the streets, with the slightest cause. I’d be wanting to sling a brick at that lot, on general principle. Gamecock May 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm Is this a “hooray for our side?” [Buffalo Springfield, 1967] https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gp5JCrSXkJY abacab May 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm Nothing says decadence quite like violently protesting the outcome of a free and fair democratic election. Pogo May 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm According to a couple of rabid socialist blogs I’ve been looking at (and poluting with my right-wing views) the vandalism to the Womens’ War Memorial is actually the work of MI5 / Special Branch / SAS / Tory Hit-Squads / Voldemort… And there was me thinking that it was the work of some demented SWP soap-dodger with a spray-can. Well… That’s me told.! Runcie Balspune May 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm “shock troops” You really should use “Stoßtrupp” instead, otherwise the thread will never reach its Godwin point. abacab May 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm It seems that some on the Left just really don’t like democracy very much, at least when it goes against them. Whatever the pros and cons of FPTP, it was confirmed by 67.9% of the votes cast in the 2011 referendum. And if the 2015 result is unfair and cheating, then Labour’s 2005 win was even unfairer and cheatier. dearieme May 10, 2015 at 7:34 pm Good God, the silly girl has shaved her armpits. dearieme May 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm I’ve seen that message on signs for years now; who started ii? bumfluff May 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm I’ve seen that message on signs for years now; who started it? It was in an episode of Father Ted when Ted & Dougal were protesting about the local cinema showing a controversial film. bloke (not) in spain May 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm Well yes, Mr Balspune. But they do look like the special forces wing of Westminster Council Cleansing Department. And for someone who’s been a habitue of Central London for a very long while, one does notice they get wheeled out with increasing regularity. Actually, it’s getting hard to imagine what they wouldn’t be deployed to. Teddy Bears Picnic? Nah. Dangerous animals. Probably need an Armed Response.Unit back up, as well. DocBud May 10, 2015 at 10:14 pm If anyone should be rioting, it should be UKIP supporters. Rob May 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm The BBC are terming it as a ‘protest’. Presumably the violence and defacing of the war memorial were the result of ‘anger’. If UKIP had demonstrated and someone had shouted a rude word it would have been a “far-right protest” john malpas May 10, 2015 at 10:53 pm they are all white – are you sure this is London. Dongguan John May 11, 2015 at 12:58 am Of course they are all white. They are always all white middle-class children at these sort of ‘protests’. The Pakistanis are used to real dodgy elections. To get the Pakistanis out you need to draw a silly picture. Hallowed Be May 11, 2015 at 11:17 am Father Ted http://m.youtube.com/results?q=down%20with%20this%20sort%20of%20thing&sm=1 dearieme May 11, 2015 at 1:06 pm Hats off to the scriptwriter, then. The Pedant-General May 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm But it does need one of the “shock troops” behind to be holding a sign saying “Mind how you go”… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.