Sunday 23 July 2017

Not the only ones feeling the pinch

BRITAIN'S financial plight is nowhere near as dire as that of Ireland -- or Greece, or Portugal. But the similarities are close enough for us to sit up and take notice of one of the consequences, which erupted on to the streets of London on Saturday.

Depending on which of the conflicting estimates one accepts, up to 200,000 people attended the peaceful demonstration against public spending cuts. A small group of about 1,000 broke away, determined on violence.

Among their targets was the Conservative Party headquarters. Up to 200 people were arrested.

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