The streets of cities across Britain were packed today with millions of people not protesting against boy Chancellor Georgie Osborne’s cuts of £-80bn over four years. People crowded into the country’s urban centres going about their normal weekend business, failing to wave SWP-printed placards or chant angrily about the government’s imaginary austerity measures. This reporter witnessed first-hand the wave of inaction in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. Archie McKay (76), from Partick, said,
“Aye, Ah’m jist popping intae Lauder’s pub tae meet mah pal Alec. His wife died last year and he doesnae get out much, so we meet in the toon oan a Setterday efternoon fur a wee dram. Ah tell’t him tae come along tae the bools wi’ me through the week, but he says it’s an auld man’s game. He’s 82. Anyway, nice speaking tae ye, son. Here, Ah hope it doesnae come oan tae rain. Ah’ve went an’ left mah brolly oan the bus.”
This lack of concern was shared by Kylie Lafferty (19… and the rest), another non-protester:
Indifferent words indeed.
Clearly, whatever the hell the Chancellor thinks he’s up to, the people of Britain don’t give a flying fuck.
(I was going to illustrate this post with a photo of the non-protesting masses, but I, er… forgot to take one, so it’s turned into a sort of fictionalised version of Dizzy’s wise words of this morning.)