04 December 2010

THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED TODAY'S RALLY...

and braved the elements. Weather-wise, it was truly a miserable day, but it was warming to see some familiar and some new faces in the 100 or so strong crowd to protest about the Treasury Minister's proposed increase in GST which is a slap in the face to ordinary residents, families, pensioners already struggling with Jersey's high cost of living. 
photo bbc jersey

Thanks to all those who spoke. We were particularly please to have two special guests: one Mark Thomas, comedian and political activist; and local young musician/songwriter Jordan Delap, who performed an impromtu (acapella) version of sing song '(NO MORE) GST APATHY'. The song was composed especially for the event and the words can be seen below.

Videos and photos to follow.

In the meantime, here is a link to the bbc coverage (which is fair)

NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY
NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY

Let's run these politicians out of town
They want to burn our lives to the ground
By making us pay for their mistakes
The corporations don't pay and they just take
They say there's a blackhole they need to fill
And so they screw the poor, it makes me ill
Public opinion says NO WAY
But they just do it anyway
Cuz they don't care for you or me
They just want to get their money

NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY
NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY

Ridiculous prices in the shops
I can't even afford to buy new socks
This capitalist system has to go
Along with GST, Osouf and co.!
So let us make our resistance known
Enough of this apathy, lets put on a show
Tax the rich, not the poor
When you say no chance I'll scream some more
If we stand together there is chance
We can destroy political-corporate romance

NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY
NO MORE GST SYMPATHY
NO MORE GST APATHY


7 comments:

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  2. It was a pleasing turn out indeed given the appalling weather and only 3 weeks to Christmas.
    I think you should take heart that people did make the effort.

    Mark Thomas was refreshingly amusing, but sadly I had to leave before the music!

    Good luck and onwards and upwards.

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  3. Why don't you have a link to Stuart Syvrets blog
    Just a little to controversial maybe?
    says it all, you are nothing but a populist puppet
    politician,that is going nowhere

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  4. Deputy Tadier - you can see my video from the Royal Square on my YouTube channel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWsNFHrpt4

    Didn't have time to upload it to the BBC site on Saturday.

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  5. Cheers for the coverage! :)

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  6. Thanks for your comments. Thank you Stuart too. Glad to see you are reading my blog

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  7. Haha! a lack of hyperlink doesn't say ANYTHING at all! What an odd one...

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