Call me old fashioned, but I always thought the idea behind protesting about something was to garner support for your cause. Silly me. Because the way that students are rampaging around London today is achieving the very opposite. Listening to LBC reporters, who are following, the students on their tour of the capital (they're now by Waterloo Bridge apparently) it is apparent that they are offending just about everyone - pedestrians and car drivers alike.
There has been very little violence today, thank goodness, but I just don't see the point of a protest which is designed to hack everyone off and doesn't actually do anything to further their cause with those who will be voting on tuition fees in a few days time.
Most MPs haven't had a single student lobby them in Parliament during the course of any of the protests.
What a bizarre way to lobby. They may be very good at getting on the TV or radio, but I don't know of any MPs who have been persuaded by the manner in which they have conducted their protests.
And while I am at it, what on earth is Vince Cable playing at? He goes on TV to talk about his position and ends up coming across as a doddery old fool. Is it really possible that he won't vote for the legislation which he, as Secretary of State for universities, has drafted and proposed?