|Parliament Square Summer 2010|
The barriers came down for the Royal Wedding, then promptly went back up again for taxpayer Joe Bloggs and the tourists who flock to the area. The ongoing damage to central London's tourist trade must be considerable.
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Was the security worth that much? The roughty-toughty guards melted away during the student protests last November, and are now gone for good, leaving a few Heritage Wardens manning the site.
The green itself measures about 5,500 square metres. Qualcast charge nine quid for a high quality seed covering 15 sq metres - link. So the maths - £3,300. Plus labour; maybe 20 landscape labourers in a straight line walking line-abreast for half a day... 50 quid each? Total; about 4,300 nicker, Boris me old mate. Cash, of course. And I'll make sure you get a drink out of it in the usual way, wink wink. Maybe a new lawn for your country des-res?
Used by the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Suffragettes, the Square was a historic place of protest... until avid money-grasper Tony Blair, the laughably re-tasked Middle East Peace Envoy (BBC link), banned it there using newly-drafted SOCPA legislation, whereby protest within a kilometre of the site is illegal - link.
So therefore dissent outside the Mother of All Parliaments is effectively quoshed, and the people silenced.
And the taxpayers scrimp and save and worry about paying their mortgages, and the pigs all keep stuffing themselves at The Trough - link. Welcome to the world of the elite. Now get back to fucking work - link.