The main line being trotted out by Boris and Westminster Council is that the protest is damaging the square (though after a bit of squinting, we agree with Adam Bienkov that the square itself isn't actually included in the Unesco World Heritage Site) and the camp is "preventing its peaceful use by other Londoners". Given that her Maj's speech contained a line about allowing "members of the public to protest peacefully without fear of being criminalised", does this strike an immediate bum note to the coalition? Or is it Boris sticking two fingers up at Dave again? And does it really matter if a bit of planting happens in what should be the most public of public spaces?
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Last Updated 26 May 2010