As a long since pensioned off NUS activist (same sort of vintage as Phil "The Lying Toad" Woolas MP (ex), but as yet unconvicted:-)), I observe with some surprise the shenanigans in Westminster yesterday. Obviously, they've lost the robust approach the combined Lib/Lab/SNP stewards of my vintage used towards the Socialist Lurkers, Trots and Anarchist smellies on parade! ("Get up aff yir erse, ya ****in' idiot!" was the favoured consistent response to attempted sit downs to block traffic). I note merely this: according to the London Times, 40000 students marched, of whom 200 rioted. That's 0.5% of the total. 50 got on the roof. That's 0.125% of the total. The rioters are the fraction to which the title alludes. Their stupidity has led to a powerful and legitimate protest against Government policy being squandered by a handful of bampots.
The rotas for the 1st part of the vacancy at Spiky Mike's have arrived and I find myself in the pulpit for Candlemass and Maundy Thursday! Must find my nice lacy alb before then!