Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police's public order branch, told the Guardian that middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year.So we - and particularly we dangerous middle-class bloggers, or 'activists' as the police will term us - will now be the targets of surveillance and sanctions including arrest and detention on the grounds of the maintenance of public order.
How convenient that the class calling most loudly for police reform can now be so easily identified as potential terrorists.
Well I've got news for Superintendant David Hartshorn. I view him and his kind as the greatest threat to democracy and good order that this nation faces. Without radical reform of policing in Britain, we will soon have passed a point of no return on the path to a State to the authority of which I will not consent.