Great idea Colin if we could get large numbers of people outside the Royal Courts of Justice or some other relevant building including say the Gurkhas etc wearing white gags would be likely to get TV coverage.
Post by Colin Henderson on Apr 6, 2011 10:50:25 GMT
Yes the gag is a very powerful symbol when you think about it.
And as we would not be allowed to speak, how about a sound system playing some of those celebrity "sound-offs" instead? Perhaps we could get a CD mixed and distributed by SOFJ for that purpose, encouraging people to sign our petitions, join JFA, etc.
If you could get anyone with experience of flash mobs could also seperately organise silent flash mobs in stations etc whereby people put gags on and have some banner or something to identify what they are protesting about.
Post by Colin Henderson on Apr 6, 2011 12:14:08 GMT
Or what about a National Day of Silence? Once we're all gone there's going to be nothing but.
We ask the whole legal and advice profession to show solidarity for legal aid for one day by not communicating using the spoken word - emails, letters etc are fine, but no telephone calls, no dictation. Imagine the impact if we could pull off hearings in every court in the land being conducted using slips of paper, sign language whatever. And as Parliament is constitutionally the highest court in the land we could ask all opposition and any other sympathetic MP's to do the same.
OK it's off the wall but let's get the ideas flowing
Given how Djanogly keeps going on about the non complexity of legal aid matters in social welfare law, how about every single person doing social welfare law sending him a complex legal judgment/decision from one of their cases to read on 5 June-not that he's likely to understand them, as corporate finance isn't really law but business!
Bombard him with complex case reports, Tribunal decisions etc on that day so he can see how he is speaking from a position of total ignorance.
Post by Colin Henderson on Mar 3, 2012 11:21:35 GMT
So here we are, a year on and the last chance to change the Bill. And are the parliamentarians feeling the breath of the masses on their back on legal aid? Have they run the gauntlet of silent advice workers with their mouths taped shut? Of protesters getting their pictures in the papers?
Not yet.... Come on you London lot, we're relying on you to kick something off before it's over! I know I'm not on twitface and everyone tells me that's how its done now, but you're not telling me that the Welfare Reform campaigners didn't make some impact by getting onto the streets as well as tweeting...