|JezUK Ltd - Birmingham canal blockcade, 25 November|
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Perhaps it's my mildly radical upbringing, but I know a demonstration when I see one. As soon as I walked out of the ICC and saw four boats abreast across the canal I knew something was up.
On the way to the rather fantastic Tumbling and Trampoline World Cup, came upon a canal blockcade. It all seemed very good natured, and smelt pleasantly of coal smoke and steam. DEFRA is cutting the inland waterways budget by £7 million quid, a fact which upsets rather a lot of people.
Why were we in the vicinity? Had been the previous day at the less intriguing-sounding, but no less fantastic for free nibbles and drinks Good Food Show at the NEC. Featuring Jamie Oliver on drums...