POTD – Billy Bragg and Occupy Belfast

Walking past the camp yesterday i heard what sounded like a familiar voice. When i looked to check it was indeed Billy Bragg who was in town to play a gig at the Empire last night. He had called down to offer support to the camping protestors. Safe to say that any donations of food and provisions would be very welcome.

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  • Cynic2

    Five of them….that should do it!!! Dear Lord they even have the guitar and the air of a 1970’s Jesus Rock festival. Capitalism must be quaking in its boots

  • iluvni

    Bragg could have offered them all a room each in the west wing of his private mansion

  • iluvni ,

    Surely you’re not implying that Billy is somehow “bad” for having fans pay for his music. I have quite a few of his albums/cds, myself.

  • Jimmy Sands

    It’s up there with Louise Mensch’s argument that protesters are hypocrites for going to Starbucks.

    Besides, sure isn’t the place already occupied?

  • lamhdearg

    whats with the hurleys?. che!, i must hoke out my heydrich tshirt

  • carl marks

    Billy Bragg turns up and the usual suspects get sarcastic.
    I suspect its because no one who has international respect in any field ever turns up at any of their protests, wonder why?

  • Jimmy Sands

    I must say there’s something particularly evocative about an “Occupy Belfast” banner being brandished by a former member of HM Armed Forces.

  • lamhdearg

    where are they?, i may drop by with a kfc bucket.

  • iluvni

    carl marks (profile) 28 October 2011 at 10:02 pm
    Billy Bragg turns up and the usual suspects get sarcastic.
    I suspect its because no one who has international respect in any field ever turns up at any of their protests, wonder why?

    which protests would they be?

  • damon

    I walked past these guys the other day. They really are making no impression and it must be highly boring.
    At least the London occupation has a bit of convoluted drama about it. I’m sure the joke has already been made that they should force Belfast Cathedral to close if they want to get any publicity.
    Really, what’s the point (in Belfast)? I thought it looked embarrassing.

  • lamhdearg

    damon, where are they?.

  • lamhdearg

    They are at Writers Square opposite St Annes cathedral and near the Police Ombudsmans office.

    To be fair there were another 20 or so people at a meeting on the other side of the square