Crowds were said to be two deep outside the Ecuadorean Embassy as news leaked out that Julian Assange was to address the nation 'sometime before Christmas.' Police reported a friendly atmosphere last night as the first group of supporters set up camp outside the self styled 'Freedom Square' in London.
Hans Guest, one of the first to arrive was clearly overcome with emotion at the prospect of a few words from the man he calls 'St Julian of Quito.' "This is a wonderful Christmas present to the whole world," he said, barely able to conceal his joy, "Who knows what the blessed St. Julian will say, but his words will bring healing to a wounded nation."
Downing Street have confirmed there are no plans for Mr Cameron to attend this historic occasion. A spokesman for the Prime Minister said, "The PM has enough prima donnas in his own party and more than enough hot air to dispel the wintry conditions. The Prime Minister hopes the speech takes place after 21 December as Assange won't have an audience if the Mayans are correct."