Sitting at my desk this morning and my colleague says “Tony Bliar’s coming to Telford today at 1.30”.
Too much of an opportunity to miss so I phoned around some CEP contacts. Unfortunately, only one person I could get hold of that was able to turn up but luckily he had a 30ft “English Parliament Now” banner.
About 20 PCS union people were there with their placards and there was me and Derek with the huge banner that we could barely hold up.
A reporter from the Shropshire Star turned up (we missed the photographer unfortunately) and sidled over. “I know you” I said, “we’ve spoken on the phone”. The result is that he ignored the PCS people and spent an hour talking to us instead.
Couldn’t convince the reporter to join the CEP but we Princess Tony certainly couldn’t have missed the banner!