I ask you to stand beside me this November, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.
This fifth of November, the plan is to recreate the mass masked gathering outside Parliament from the finale of the film ‘V For Vendetta’, to protest that there is something terribly wrong with this country.
Where once we had the freedom to object, to think and speak as we saw fit, we now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing people into conformity and submission.
We are the most observed people in Europe. Whilst CCTV watches over us, government departments demand more and more information on our lives. If we speak out we are troublemakers, ‘violent anarchists’, even terrorists. Our police are now so untouchable that even when their actions lead to the deaths of Londoners like Jean Charles de Menezes, Ian Tomlinson and so many others, no one is held to account. Those charged with watching over them are incompetent and cowardly.
Now we know that our venal politicians take hundreds of thousands of pounds in dodgy expenses whilst millions face unemployment, job insecurity and financial worries. These same politicians gleefully hound those who are struggling on benefits.
And all the time it seems there is nothing we can do. But that ends this November.