In response to Kathy Gyngell: Worrying silence over the hustings mob, AAlanCraig wrote:
I was there. The Lefties were a loudmouth but harmless bunch of clowns. The problem, as you indicate, was the policing policy that blocked a number of us from passing through the demonstrators and entering the hall, and then shut down the hustings early citing the demo outside.
It was the police who curtailed our democracy, not the silly shouters.