when i left yesterday afternoon they were starting to crawl out of the wood work.
if they chain themselves to the gates they should free them by removing the limb atached. eventually they would have to stop lol.
i understand they want the govenment to change there mind etc. but suerly by now they must realise its not working. and there just wasting public money
If someone stands in the middle of a busy road, surely normally they would be sectioned and treated as suicidal. The same sort of reasoning to those who have to have pipes cut from their arms by the fire brigade.
As this was an illegal demonstration, surely they should be sent the bill for their actions? Maybe the SNP will pick up the bill from Party funds? Normal Scots should pay the price in disruption due to these activists. If they want to make a statement then please do it legally, and with an aim of minimising disruption to normal people, people who have no links to the Navy, or Trident.
Add to that the fact that this sort of action simply does not work, even when we had record protests in recent years against the War in Iraq and the Fox Hunting ban the Government still carried on business as usual.
I'm all for freedom of speech, and freedom of protest, but protests need to be planned to minimise disruption and increase safety of those involved.
My old school friends brother lives in one of the caravans as a protester. He did ok at school but it appears he decided at 18 that Faslane was to become his home, he must be about 37 years old he has never had a proper job and no one understood why he felt the need to protest.
I reckon its a way of life and not so much about the cause, they claim benefits i believe.
remember spending many a friday morning going out to clean the graffitti off the road signs near the base, strangely the smelly were happy to use the base sickbay/fire fighting facilities when the need arose, You know what I mean bites from Pet Rats that had escaped!
On the other hand, as of yesterday, the big fat pay packets that the police were getting will be cut now they're year of overtime is over. When I went to Garelochhead yesterday, the police were causing more of a blockage than the weirdos. By the way, most of the protesters seem to be from England.
A sad postscript is that Laurel Clark, who worked at the base between 1989 and 1992 went on to become one of the astronauts flying in the doomed Columbia shuttle which broke up on re-entry to earthâ€™s atmosphere early in 2003.