Why wasn’t this on the news?

This video is a record of events in Central London on Wednesday night when members of the Electricians Union closed down traffic at Marble Arch and surrounding areas for an hour. Whether you think this is heroic or simply criminal activity the question is why was it not even reported in the media?


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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5 Responses to Why wasn’t this on the news?

  1. 77notout says:

    Sadly, this reminds me of the programme of factory closures that the directors & senior management of Remploy have perpetrated over the last couple of years. Disabled workers having their jobs taken away with little realistic prospect of finding any meaningful employment in their local areas. It’s an absolute disgrace, but the national media appeared to have barely batted an eyelid!

    • Absolutely. And yet the Chris Huhne speeding affair and Abu Qatada eat up the column inches and hours of the our 24 hr TV news. The Mirror is currently running a front page story about a Russian man tatooing a cat! I kid you not.

  2. It looked like fun. The protesters should have provided port-a-johns and complimentary refreshments for the inconvenienced drivers. If they didn’t the protesters should have alerted the news media ahead of time so they could provide coverage – assuming they could be trusted not to alert the police. Also they should have provided translators for the American audience.

  3. It’s not the vocabulary that’s the problem, it’s the accent and pronunciation.

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