A pretty kickass opinion piece from Charlotte Church; remember her? The little 13 year old with the big singing voice? Well, turns out she’s been politically active since she was a tot, and in this piece she defends her choice to take part in the anti-government demonstrations, as is any citizen’s right.
On Saturday I was one of 250 citizens who met at the Queens Street statue of Aneurin Bevan, to protest the Tories’ austerity measures, with the Cardiff People’s Assembly. Thankfully, it’s my democratic right to do so.
Whilst I was aware that my presence at the rally could attract the media, I’m sure that you’ll be shocked to hear that I didn’t do it for some self-aggrandising purpose. As I’ve stated in my previous piece, I have no wish to be trolled and abused. It would be much easier for me not to engage. I’m not promoting a record or a tv show. My only motivation for attending was to try to make a difference; to further political discourse in my community; to draw attention to a cause that is more than valid, it is vital.
Many people I know (myself included) received the news that the Tories had won…
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