If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

- George Washington

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Rally Against Debt

It started as a Facebook spoof (I think), but it's growing. There's a Facebook page and a website.

A well mannered, polite rally for civilised people who don’t wish to see their hard earned money being spent on pointless government initiatives and instead would like government spending to actually fall and our national debt to be cut.

We don’t think that it’s fair for us to continue borrowing money to live a lifestyle that we simply can’t afford – burdening our children with unnecessary debt that they will have to pay back.

Any visits to Fortnum and Mason’s by protestors will only be to marvel at their selection of quality goods and perhaps make the occasional purchase.

Bonfires will be strictly forbidden: it’s out of season anyway

Trips to see Vodafone and other high street chains will result in congratulations to the company for providing jobs and growth in the UK.

Spread the word!

(It's the weekend of the International XT Rally, otherwise I'd be there.)


  1. This current government is set to continue its predecessor's profligacy by wasting a 9-figure sum on the enforced switch from FM to the unliked, unloved & impractical DAB radio broadcasting.

  2. Is FM going to be removed altogether in time? I have a DAB radio but never use it. Fm is far better.

    The enforced switch was started under the last government, of course. As with the Census, this lot are only carrying through existing plans.

    Why, I have no idea.

  3. ..well, I called the aerial man out last week as when my digibox failed to reboot after a power cut caused by the washing machine blowing up....I thought that I would revert to 5 channel analogue but could only pick up ghosted images of Jeremy Paxman.

    It came to pass that analogue was switched off here 2 years ago and I was picking up Moscow TV very weakly.


    Why was I not informed?

  4. Bad luck! Having said that, there is an argument for going digital with TV (bandwidth, channels, extra features) that doesn't really apply to radio. I'd prefer TV to be all-singing, all-dancing for those that want it, and keep radio basic and simple. For one thing, if there is ever a national emergency like a nuclear attack, we sure as hell won't be crouching under our dining-room tables trying to tune in to a faint signal from UKTV Gold or something. sometimes low-tech is best.

  5. A "Rally against Debt", with all the disruption to wealth-increasing productivity that it causes, is a bit like "Fucking for Virginity". IMHO.

  6. Is there anything that says it will be disruptive? I haven't seen anything like that. It all sounds rather mild and vaguely constructive to me.


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