The cancelled Trump visit

Posted on Fri 12 January 2018 in Comment

There are times when one has the strange feeling of being able to tell what many other people will do simply by examining one’s own intentions.

I rarely attend demonstrations: it’s been more than ten years (I think) since I have done so. But I knew very clearly that if Trump was going to visit in February this year, I would be joining in demonstrating against the visit, even if I had to take a day (or two) off work to do so.

If I was prepared to do this, then many other people would have been willing to do so also.

Presumably both the British authorities and Trump could see this also.

Although this is a victory, in many ways I feel that it’s a pity that the expected overwhelming expression of disgust that could have happened will not now occur.