Protest Backlash

GLASGOW’S BLYTHSWOOD SQUARE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMEWHERE NICE FOR OFFICE WORKERS TO ENJOY AN AL FRESCO LUNCH, BUT NOT ANY MORE.

[Photo of public notice at Blythswood Sq Glasgow]A Public Notice has been posted up [Double Click on image to enlarge], it states:

“The Blythswood Square Proprietors have
recently allowed unlimited access to
these private gardens. Unfortunately this
access was abused by protestors (sic) who set
up camp and a Court Order had to be
taken out to remove them.

“To ensure this style of occupation is not
repeated the Proprietors Association has
had to therefore close the gardens. This
is unfortunate that the selfishness of a
few has removed access to many.

“For several decades the gardens were
opened for all to enjoy for a few hours
over lunchtime in the summer in good
weather when the grass is dry. The
proprietors Association will revert to that
means of sharing this private garden with
the people of Glasgow.”

These gardens have now been ring fenced and gated off to the public.  The fencing is sensitive to the original style for the square, one can only hope that these wonderful gardens will be opened up in the summer next year for a few hours at lunchtime.

Things are certainly getting worse when protesting gets to this level. The camp at George Square was more than annoying, a girl was raped there.  The camp in Blythswood Square was ridiculously permanent — they caused real damage in this protest against “Global Capitalism”.

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Barclay of Towie

[Picture of Barclay of Towie Crest]I SPOTTED A CLANS AND TARTANS POSTER IN THE SAVOY CENTRE.

I was intrigued to see that the logo for Barclays bank is actually an old Scottish heraldic symbol, and that there is a link to something called TOWIE, Obviously not The Only Way Is Essex, but nevertheless an extraordinary discovery.

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Hurricane Bawbag

[Picture of a pile of Metro newspapers "Hurricane Bawbag"]SCOTLAND BRACED ITSELF FOR HIGH WINDS IN A MET OFFICE RED ALERT.

People stayed at home.  Initially there were fears and concerns, but as the winds did not develop as thought, soon derision set in. Through social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, the event was sarcastically named “Hurricane Bawbag”, this trended with various hashtag spellings, however, it was generally considered an in-joke for the social media user, or at least simply owned by the real people out there and not the “establishment”.

Imagine the shock to the system to see the headline on the newspaper the following day. Yes, things are getting worse when newspapers resort to using such language on their front covers.

Winter Fashion Special

[Photo of newsagent shelf filled with women's magazine covers]THIS IS OUR FIRST EVER WINTER FASHION SPECIAL AT GETTING WORSE.

We have carried out a comprehensive study* of the current trends, and can reveal that this winter’s big thing is the red dress.

*a quick look along the newsagent’s display of women’s magazine covers. The photograph proves our findings. So if you do not want things to be getting worse, if you want to be bang up to the minute fashion-wise at Christmas, then WEAR RED.

You heard it here first (although it does work for Santa)!

Ma Sleeping Bag

[Picture fo Mummy Sleeping bags at tesco]I WAS SURPRISED TO DISCOVER A SUPERMARKET SHELF FULL OF MUMMY SLEEPING BAGS.

Poor old Mum! I thought. For the life of me, I couldn’t find a daddy Sleeping bag area.

Things are getting worse when mothers get their own range of sleeping bags — and indeed, Tesco Value sleeping bags at that. Let’s hope mums don’t have to use them this Christmas!

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