UK Uncut Make It Personal

The NHS and Welfare State are being destroyed and the people doing it have names and addresses.  One of those people is Nick Clegg, who lives in Parkfields, a leafy street in Putney, SW13 (no 2, if his ‘terrified’ neighbours are anything to go by, many of whom were all too ready to grass the slimy lying wanker up and reveal his address to protesters).

Yesterday’s street party outside Nick Clegg’s house was one of several actions around the country staged by UK Uncut.  Clegg’s constituency office in Sheffield was also a target.  The protests were billed as ‘Great British Street Parties’ a reference to the fawning display of deference set to sweep the country over next weekend’s jubilee.

Despite Clegg’s claim that his neighbour’s children were scared by the protest, many in the community actively joined in the party with a couple of local kids even producing an impromptu anti-cuts banner.  It’s clear Nick Clegg is as unpopular in his own neighbourhood as he is in the rest of the UK.

I have to admit to feeling a little underwhelmed on arriving at the protest.  Despite a good attendance of around 200 people, and a heroic action from Disabled People Against Cuts, who chained wheelchairs together in order to block the road and secure the space,it was about as un-threatening as you could get.  One person described it as a very fluffy picnic.  Reclaim the Streets it was not.

But whether it was down to the sun or the beer I changed my mind.  All in all it was a fun day out, and with bunting, cake, music and dancing it was exactly what it said on the tin.  UK Uncut were right to pick a target that was both achievable and well directed.  By all measures it was a huge success for the direct action group and lays the foundation for bigger and more ambitious action in the future.

The over the top reaction from the Tory twitter trolls was just the icing on the cake.  Grinning idiot Louise Mensch sounded like she was back on the charlie as she frantically denounced the protest and furiously retweeted anyone who agreed with her bizarre view that targeting a politician’s home is unacceptable.

Thousands of people are currently losing their homes due to Clegg and Cameron’s cuts.  For those made homeless, this Government’s assault on the very poorest is as personal as it gets.  And their children genuinely go to bed frightened by the actions of Nick Clegg and his millionaire chums in the cabinet.

Why should Nick Clegg rest easy in his sleep when by his actions he is condemning swathes of the country to poverty and homelessness?   UK Uncut’s street party was a well aimed tactic to hold millionaire Clegg accountable for his actions.  If they come for our homes, then we should come for theirs.

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15 responses to “UK Uncut Make It Personal

  1. I saw Clegg on TV this morning trying to laugh it off, good for the people who took part.

  2. Wonder if Clegg will be able laugh off his party virtually ceasing to exist in the next General Election….

  3. Notts Uncut had a good day out spreading the word and a rowdy congo round to Topshop, vodaphone and Boots causing temporary closures http://nottingham.indymedia.org/articles/2599

  4. ‘The personal, as every one’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here — it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide out from under -with a -wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it PERSONAL. Do as much damage as you can. GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS. That way you stand afar better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference, the ONLY difference in their eyes, between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL, well, fuck them. Make it personal.

    • Totally agree the cunts have got off scot free so far but not for much longer no fucking way. These bastards are responsible make them fucking pay HARD!

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  6. And what about the fact that we have an embryonic Nazi ‘government’ intent on addicting every thick twat they can find to their vile and nasty propaganda? Addicted to violence. Addicted to shit food. Addicted to Big Bidness. Addicted to nonsense. Addicted to fear.
    The very word ‘addicted’ is a cover for a host of Capitalism’s social ills.

  7. Why should Nick Clegg rest easy in his sleep when by his actions he is condemning swathes of the country to poverty and homelessness?   UK Uncut’s street party was a well aimed tactic to hold millionaire Clegg accountable for his actions.  If they come for our homes, then we should come for theirs.
    WE ARE EVERYWHERE
    We Are Everywhere

  8. A clever and well executed idea – Only praise for all the organisers and those taking part.

    What a shame this isn’t being rolled out all over the UK, so we can all go

    • @jaynel62 – it *was* all over the country, though not sure about UK. Take a look at the main UKUncut website for regional stuff happening or better still start one yourself. Takes only one person to start a party!

  9. Murdoch’s useful idiots.
    “One man utterly beyond the tentacles of any of Rupert Murdock his family, his editors or his advisers. That man is Nick Clegg.” David Yelland former Sun editor.

  10. Rather hoping louise mensch goes back on have i got news for you and makes herself look a complete twat again………..

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