Monday, 26 September 2011

Brighton 9 - State comes unstuck

Two weeks and a hundred grand for some damaged dummies.

One of the best pieces of news this week was that the Prosecution case against the Brighton 9 has largely collapsed.

It was ruled that superglue on windows was not "criminal damage", although some of them were convicted of reckless damage to some mannequins.

UK Uncut has been a breath of fresh air in the anti-cuts movement. Their direct action has focussed attention on corporate tax dodging very effectively.

But chief dummy turns out to be Hove Tory MP Mike Weatherly, who denounces Caroline Lucas for giving evidence for the nine (like it's any of his business). Mike doesn't like direct action - apart from when he's doing it of course.

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