Thousands of Public Sector workers, bored middle class students, and welfare scroungers will struggle to attend the protest at the Thatcher funeral due to strike action by the RMT.
Bob Crow, the powerful union leader, took time out from his busy schedule of self publicity and tired righteousness to call on the Government to supply "tax payer funded taxis for those wishing to protest". Crow continued that "attending the protest is an important part of these layabout, sorry upstanding members of the community who happen to work little or no hours, through no fault of their own, erm..." a flustered Crow composed himself between mouthfuls of egg and bacon buttie to confirm that the RMT viewed attendance at the protest as "a human right, under the existing legislation as laid out by our brothers in Brussels" and that if taxis were not laid on then this would "directly contravene such human rights".
Many Sunday-supplement-socialist from leafy Highgate in North London were looking forward to listening to Abu Qatada and Julien Assange deliver a joint eulogy from the steps of Saint Pauls but will now face having to settle for an afternoon spent back slapping each other in a private members club in Hampstead. "We just couldn't face the 7 mile round trip" revealed one ex-actor "A fun afternoon of witty bon-mots criticising the attempts of the less fashionable to improve themselves, few bottles of champagne, and nourishment from the humble artisan bread and organic soup of the proletariat will be our protest."
(in response to trying to write - and failing, I think, a right wing NiB - post http://newsbiscuit.com/forum/topic.php?id=59621)