Protesters: Big on noise, small on numbers

Don't let TV camera angles fool you. The protesters are barely a dot on Parliament Square

by Douglas Carswell MP on 17 April 2013 08:45

Over the next 24 hours, we'll be shown TV pictures of protesters in London at Margaret Thatcher's funeral. But don't be fooled.

The ranty, angry "protesters" are a small – if noisy – minority.

One of the things a television camera does is make a few dozen people filling the screen seem like a large crowd.

Despite what the TV cameras might have suggested about Westminster today, there is no large crowd.  Here is a photo I took of Parliament Square at the height of the "protest".

As you can see, there's lots of green grass.  A few dozen misfits in one corner standing where they hope the TV cameras can see them.  And hundreds of tourists wondering what the loons are on about.

This blog originally appeared on talkcarswell.com

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