Sunday, 19 June 2011

Death of Brian Haw

The death has been announced of peace campaigner Brian Haw. Mr Haw was famous for being a pain in the arse for the Mayor of London, for the Government and for the Police.

Ten years ago, Brian Haw set up camp in Parliament Square and, despite numerous attempts to have him moved, his tent remained until his death.

Haw would regularly harangue MPs as they entered the Palace of Westminster and his displays of pictures of the effects of war were rarely short of shocking.

Whether you agreed with him or not, Brian Haw was someone you had to admire.

2 comments:

Thelonius Bostik said...

thanks for a great article. i wrote a piece regarding parliament square here:
Models From The Earth

andreasmoser said...

I wonder if Brian Haw and the rest of the "Peace Camp" ever noticed the irony of protesting against all kinds of wars under the amused eyes of Winston Churchill: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/peace-camp-churchill/

Nonetheless, may Mr Haw rest in peace.