I have not written about the forthcoming summit for some time now, concentrating as I was on the links to “News International” payments to sundry folk in “Southern Investigations”. The Metropolitan Police and repression are a key note of G8 – warning about land-rover snatch squads already make their way into the public domain. Do the PSNI/RUC know that the under chassis is the weak spot? Dissident republicans certainly do.
G8 opens what Lord Denning would term an “unimaginable vista” the prospect of losing is just too dire for plod to bear. It would not merely entail a few punches and kicks then be forgotten. Broadwater Farm would be the least of it.
The theme of history is one that appeals to many. It was unimaginable that the Warsaw ghetto would rise up. G8 will be a “Big Ask” for the faux far left and allies but the time is right as are the conditions. Drones, speed boats and overpaid ‘roided out goons versus 8,000 down home lefties? Land fit for heroes? We were sold a false bill of sale and are quite angry. Resistance is fertile.