Sunday, 29 April 2012

Pasty Tax protest march

It was horrendously wet today in Falmouth, but the pasty tax protest march went ahead nonetheless with between 500 and 1000 people marching from the Moor to Events Square in Falmouth.

The event was organised and compered by the comedian Kernow King - huge thanks to him and everyone who helped him out, especially local police sergeant (and fellow twitterer) Gary Watts. I can't imagine how many people would have been there if it had been a fine day - certainly a couple of thousand.

The march itself was led by the Falmouth Marine Band after a fine send off by the Deputy Grand Bard of Cornwall. At event square there were speeches from Ann of Ann's Pasties, myself, fellow councillors Loveday Jenkin and Bert Biscoe and MP Andrew George as well as the tax specialist John Endacott.

There were also performances from The Aberfal Oggymen, Porthleven Dinghy Club and many others.

There's a great series of photos on Facebook and I've attached a video of my own speech below.

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