I WATCHED THE EDL BRING CHAOS TO NEWCASTLE
Their attitude towards me was interesting. I think they literally saw me as being from another world, and the feeling was mutual. I just couldn’t seem to become one of them. They thought I dressed like a homeless golfer, I thought they looked like Eastenders tough guys with Hollyoaks faces. I tried to introduced them to a Russian Roulette-style drinking game called “The Beer Hunter”, but after I’d put the blindfold on they just shook the first can up and exploded it in my face. I like beer, I like football and I like girls, yet I still felt like Quentin Crisp at a Millwall home game.
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This month we’re expanding our issue launch tour into three more cities. Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham and Glasgow (phew!)
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A while ago during a planning meeting at Liberal Democrat HQ, some bright spark suggested that the party should hold its spring conference in the North East. Apparently nobody had any better ideas, so last weekend saw the Lib Dems descend on Newcastle and Gateshead – in the heart of a region which, according to pretty much any depressing statistic you’d care to mention, is in the process of getting royally screwed by the government’s public spending cuts.
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