Random thoughts of a Birmingham-based political junkie and party hack, Labour member and activist. And a Councillor for the City of Birmingham, representing Acocks Green ward.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Breaking News - Demonstration in Yardley
A sunny day in Birmingham Yardley brought a group of 20-30 demonstrators out onto the pavement outside John Hemming's constituency office on the Coventry Road. They were criticising his support for the dangerously destructive NHS Bill and the government's plan to tax pensioners to pay for a tax cut benefitting millionaires.
By the time my correspondent got to the scene, the demonstration had dispersed and the police had turned up to ensure public order. Because those pensioners can cut up rough, you know.