March for Europe

July 4, 2016

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2nd July 2016.  60,000 or more upset Remain voters.

Never seen so many hand-made signs and placards, a sweet change from the SWP’s print-outs, as SWP were Lexiters. Lost recruiting opportunity there, chaps.


Jo Cox memorial

June 23, 2016

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Memorial for Jo Cox MP in Trafalgar Square
22nd June 2016


El Vinos, remembered

November 29, 2015

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The Reclaim the Night march along Fleet Street last night ran past the formerly notorious El Vinos wine bar, and has led me to dig out these pics from 1978.  In the olden days the bar refused to serve women. It was a meeting place for that deadly combination of lawyers and journalists, and women trying to find a way into those areas were seriously disadvantaged by not being able to join the chaps’ club. A court case for discrimination was lost the first time round – the day after that, an instant response team was arranged. With no phones and a bit of running about, 50-odd women in male attire visited El Vinos and demanded to be served.  Many of the customers slid away through the back door. The chapesses did share a glass or two before leaving by the front door, promising to be  back.

Report of the court case here and here.


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