Today the BBC Radio 4 Today programme went beyond parody giving the ridiculous Claire Soloman a platform to promote the latest bout of student mayhem today. Follow this link and move the slider to 2:55:00. When asked to comment on Michael Goveâ€™s education reforms Soloman was left spluttering:
OK, well, er, I was told I was coming on this programme to talk about the student protests today, um, I wasnâ€™t prepared for this …
Clearly she had come on to the programme expecting to be able to just promote her cause without critical comment from James Naughtie.
The BBC failed to point out that she is a 37 year-old â€œstudentâ€ who has spent by her own admission most of the noughties involved in left wing politics, including 4 years as a member of the Socialist Workers Party. It is not clear that Soloman has ever worked. She is the president of the University of London students union and was one of the people involved in vandalising the building that houses Conservative offices, 30 Millbank, earlier this month.
Another blog run by Soloman provides links to legal advice for students taking part in protests provided by the Green and Black Cross legal team.
I can only assume that this is a bunch of Green Anarchists who are seeking to foment trouble amongst students. According to the leaflet the Green and Black Cross activists recommend that students use their solicitor, Bindmans, founded by left-wing poster boy Geoffrey Bindman, lawyer to Keith Vaz and supporter of any number of leftie causes. It might help us keep law and order in our country if rich and talented men like Bindman werenâ€™t fomenting anarchy.
Expect to see UL invaded by Soloman and her wreckers sometime after 11am today in time to make the evening news bulletins. I hope the police are ready this time.