To keep you occupied while you’re waiting for me to gather my thoughts/ deal with hundreds of emails, you might want to check out this eyewitness account from Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) for the New Statesman. (The URL for the story ends with “young-scary-future-riot-crowd” which has a certain brilliance all of its own. Should be a song title).
And here’s the statement from the Commons today, with contributions from a variety of MPs, some more sensible than others… (which is putting it politely). I was in Bill Committee so couldn’t make it into the Chamber myself. Here’s a taster:
Conor Burns (Bournemouth West) (Con): Yesterday afternoon I agreed to give an interview outside St Stephen’s entrance to some students from Nottingham university. After that interview we were joined by a bearded, slovenly man in his 40s wearing an “End capitalism now” badge—
Hon. Members:A Lib Dem!