The People’s Assembly Against Austerity march in London this afternoon was supposed to be the more presentable sequel to last month’s ‘Day of Rage’. Didn’t quite work out like that. Corbyn, McDonnell, Diane Abbott and Owen Jones addressed a crowd of communist flag waving cranks and demonstrators carrying placards calling the PM and her chief of staff “murderers“.
Imagine making these to go on a demo with and not wondering "Are we the baddies?" pic.twitter.com/0xjJj0luID
— Tom Hamilton (@thhamilton) July 1, 2017
This charming lady carried a placard showing Theresa May’s head impaled on a bloodied spike. She claimed to be a Labour Party member from New Forest Gate. Corbyn described the protesters as “the movement that will win the next election”.
Channel 4 News’ Cathy Newman was spotted in discussion with Paul Mason. Jon “F**k the Tories” Snow sitting this one out?
A standard Saturday afternoon out for Jez…
Well done Diane Abbott for reading out the Zac campaign’s main attack line at a People’s Assembly rally this weekend:
“It’s important that in May we vote for Jeremy Corbyn’s man to be Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.”
The exact same phrase as can be found on Tory attack posters:
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity’s spurious claim that 250,000 people attended their protest in London did not stand up to scrutiny when Guido investigated earlier this week. The real number was closer to 25,000.
It turns out this isn’t the first time these lefties have had a problem with numbers. After the 2014 People’s Assembly protest – which was significantly smaller than this year’s event – Owen Jones appeared on the BBC to demand they give more coverage to the “50,000” people on the march:
50,000 was the number press released by the People’s Assembly.
If this year’s event only had 25,000 people attending, how could 50,000 have turned up to last year’s smaller event?
The Socialist Worker report on the 2014 protest has the answer: the real number was much lower than Owen claimed.
“Up to 20,000 people marched against austerity in central London today, Saturday, in a loud and lively protest called by the People’s Assembly.”
More people turn up to watch Sheffield United play Walsall…
Somewhat ironic that the People’s Assembly Against Austerity, organisers of tomorrow’s march hoping to bring London to a standstill, have failed to balance their books.
The last time they revealed their accounts, PAAA were spending £2020 each month to keep the lights on despite only having a regular monthly income of £1545. Spending money they don’t have, so at least they practice what they preach…