At last .... A politician condemns the PSC's Prom Disruption

By Jonathan Hoffman
September 5, 2011

At last .... but why has a member of the Cabinet or Shadow Cabinet not spoken out?

Date: 2 September 2011
Release: immediate
Ref: 128/11

Coleman: “Disgraceful Proms protesters behaving like 1930s black shirts”

Brian Coleman, Barnet and Camden’s London Assembly member has condemned the disruption of last night’s Proms performance by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign describing their actions as “like that of 1930s black shirts”.

Commenting after the PSC interrupted conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with chants, shouting and singing, Mr Coleman said:

“This is profoundly ignorant behaviour from a group of people behaving in the same way as 1930s black shirts.

“Anyone who knows anything about Israeli cultural life knows that classical music plays an important part in helping to bridge divides. But these people wouldn’t care about that.

“All they are interested in is promoting their narrow-minded, warped opinions and shouting down anyone else.

“I hope Mr Mehta, the orchestra and Israel take heart from the fact that the vast majority of people are the Royal Albert Hall last night condemned the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s stupidity.”

Brian Coleman will raise this issue with the Mayor of London.


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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 16:41

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Speeches , condemnations
Why weren't these neo fascists arrested and charged
Section 58 of the public order act . Willful and prior intent to disrupt
An event


Mon, 09/05/2011 - 16:50

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It's quite disgraceful that none have raised their heads above the parapet, Jonathan.
I thought Hague or one of his minions might have had the decency to do so, but no.


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