I spent a large part of the 1980s on political demonstrations where the size of the crowd was consistently underestimated in the media. “The size of the crowd at the CND demonstration was estimated at 250,000 by the organisers – official police figures put the number at two dozen”. It’s therefore very tempting to see… Continue reading Crowds

The Countryside Alliance

In the UK we have an organisation called the Countryside Alliance. It’s a group of country-dwellers who want us townies to stay out of their lives and let them carry on living the way they have for thousands of years. Actually, it’s just a front for a bunch of murderous thugs whose idea of a… Continue reading The Countryside Alliance