The Not So Great Unwashed

Yesterday I posted about coverage of the Environmentals at the “Climate Camp at Heathrow, well today I was back again, and the smell was even worse than yesterday, after having spent most of the night indulging in their silly games and dancing, they must have built up a good sweat got there at around 7.30 this morning, outside the Headquarters of BAA at Heathrow, where the unwashed had been blockading the building since yesterday afternoon. On arrival the police were, as to be expected, out in force, although the numbers were reduced during the day, and there was no sign of the Riot Gear unlike yesterday.

Talking to a few of the “old bill” during the day, it was funny that a number of them sympathised with their cause, but a few others enjoyed taking the Mickey, at one point a protestor was berating a WPC about her carbon footprint, when an Inspector came up as said to the WPC, “You’re flying off to Portugal on holiday next week aren’t you” which really annoyed the protestor. The problem with many of these groups, is that they try to change the world one person at a time, they have no savvy, and then they wonder why they get portrayed as idiots in the media. Several (actually closer to a dozen) spent an hour running up and down the BAA car park pretending to be aeroplanes, which would have been fine if they were 8 years old, but not 28.

These people really don’t do themselves any favours either, there were a large number of photographers and Video News teams present, filming one of their meetings, and to be honest, we were all amazed that they had even managed to get out of bed with out either asking “can we do a temperature check, does anyone want to get up now, or a bit later or a lot later?” “OK we’ll have a meeting in a hour and decide if we need to have another meeting to see if the main meeting is required”

Then on top of that, they decided to explain to the media what their peculiarly childish signs meant, when in a meeting, fuck me what a bunch of morons. For environmentals that are supposed to care about the planet they also have very peculiar way showing it. When the main group of protestors arrived at the BAA HQ yesterday afternoon, the first thing they did was to relieve themselves in the bushes at the edge of the car park, trust me it smelt really ripe this morning. Not only that, the protestors had an old Diesel Van come to collect a few belongings when they packed up at the BAA HQ, Now I can understand that logistics are important when catering to a group of several hundred, but I was gob smacked when I saw bicycles being loaded into the back of the Van surely cycling is far more environmentally friendly?

Then after they had finished the demonstration, BAA had to call in a team of Cleaners to hose down the Car Park, remove animal faeces and litter. All in all what a pleasant bunch. ‘


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