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Friday, April 01, 2005

Who'd Have Thunk It?

You know what it's like. You go out for a cycle round the Nottinghamshire countryside and the next thing you know you find yourself standing in the doorway of the regional Labour Party Headquarters with a bunch of activists. Before you've worked out what's going on there's a banner hanging off a nearby fence, the police have arrived in force and you're giving out leaflets about the inequities of government policy towards asylum seekers.

Seriously though the action was a precursor to the noise protest in Nottingham's Market Square tomorrow (organised by Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum) which is part of a Europe wide day of action for migrant rights. It wasn't the most succesful or best organised demo ever (we'd planned on occupying the place), but we did cause some disruption to the party machine and attracted at least a modicum of attention from the local media. Which all in all isn't a bad day's work.

Amusingly the building which constitutes the Labour Party's base in the East Midlands (supporting something like 40 MPs apparently) and which was the target of our ire today, is named Harold Wilson House after the Labour politician who was Prime Minister from 1964-70 and 1974-76. I say amusingly because as regular readers may recall, Harold Wilson's main contribution to the issue of refugee rights was the depopulation of the Chagos Archipelago. Not that many of the Labour Party activists beavering away within the structure's walls are likely to know about that.

Next stop: Tory HQ?

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