Yesterday I was far too caught up with organising Over the Air to even notice that our country, and the city in which I live, had decided to bend over and allow the Olympic Torch to be carried around, held aloft proud and strong, surrounded by Chinese security and police officers on bikes.
So it’s with some satisfaction this morning that I’ve had a quick look around and seen the people have made their voices heard, that demonstrations went ahead, and that despite a ‘ring of steel’ around the torch several attempts were made to take the torch and even put it out with a fire extinguisher.
It’s made me proud to see that even whilst our ineffective prime minister is unwilling to raise the question of Tibet in any meaningful manner with the Chinese, the people of the UK and other countries feel able to make themselves heard in London.
Read more about Tibet, and why we should put pressure on our Government to do something about it, rather than saying it’s okay to torture and take over someone else’s country with impunity.
Everyday I head into work and see the Olympic flag flying proudly over the site of the last location in this country to hold the games, it makes me sick that the ideals it’s supposed to hold in the highest esteem don’t count if you have enough money or are enough of a threat to make them go away.