… in saying that it would be pointless for the Stop the War Coalition to walk around Manchester in the rain while the Dance of the War Criminals proceeded inside the Labour Party Special Conference. In fact STW got much more media coverage than the bigger demo in Manchester last year. Sky News was particularly good in its live coverage, although the later news bulletins were not so good. The Blair and Brown Corporation (BBC) was appalling as usual.
The most interesting thing about the Deputy Leadership contest was its revelation of just how tiny the true membership of the Labour Party is.
I am just back from Geneva, and flicking through the international news channels there I was very impressed indeed by the coverage of the demo. So the spectres of the dead of our wars for oil did haunt Brown’s feast. At least those abroad understand that opposition to the war in UK public opinion is as strong as ever.
Makes me all the more keen to turn up and yell at Blair tomorrow morning.