Bethesda, Maryland, 03.00 EDT: Because sometimes pictures can tell the story better than… well, the story can. And because they were inescapable – at least 100,000 people on this demo, organised by a number of groups which somehow reminded me of the Taxpayers’ Alliance.
Before we all start to sneer – a thought which struck me while walking away. With UK journalists willingly gobbling up anything the Taxpayers’ Alliance gives them, and with the number of idiots willing to vote for a party founded by fascists – and the BBC preparing to give the BNP airtime on cosy, clapped-out forum Question Time – how long until we see scenes like this in our own country?
Obviously, we’ll almost certainly end up with a right-wing government in the next year, and there’s big differences between our situation and that of the US. But can we, as British people, really look at ourselves and say this couldn’t happen in the UK? Just a thought.