Mushroom! Mushroom! Marches clash in London

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  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    One of the best headlines ever:

    A rally by extremists from the British National Party and the English Defence League was dwarfed by opposition campaigners staging rival protests in London on Saturday 1 June.

    Shortly after lunch, a die-hard core of around 50 BNP and EDL supporters was confronted outside parliament by hundreds of activists from anti-extremist groups including Unite Against Fascism and Hope Not Hate.

    But in the event, both groups were upstaged by agitators of a different stripe. Decked out from head to toe in black and white, the group that won the day were campaigning neither for race war nor ethnic equality, but an end to the government's cull on badgers.

    Led by Queen guitarist Brian May, protesters in fancy dress demanded an end to the government's cull of badgers, brought in to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

    They chanted: "Smash the cull! Smash the BNP!"

    BNP candidate Clifford Le May was left with a bloody nose after being caught up in a rival enclave of human rights activists.

    Police invoked powers under the Public Order Act to force demonstrators to move back from Old Palace Yard, demanding activists from all sides return to their pre-arranged areas.

    At least 58 anti-extremist campaigners were arrested during the course of the afternoon, most of them for obstructing the path of the BNP and EDL, who had been granted permission to march by the police.

    "It's a shame we can't just cull the EDL and let the badgers march. Who wouldn't want to see marching badgers!" said protester Ian Power on Twitter.
     
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    Whoa, I didn't realize Britain has such hot women.

    Keira Knightley aside, of course.
     
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    Nah. Keira Knightley is too damn bony. Everytime I see her, I want to give her a sandwich. Gemma Atkinson is and should be held as the prime example of English hotness.

    Also the queen.
     
  4. Sydde thread starter macrumors 68020

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    As far as acting goes, though, Kiera Knightly is top-notch. I always think of that scene in Love, Actually where she is watching the wedding video and delivers about 30 lines of dialog without saying a word.
     
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    Oh, no doubt about that. She's an excellent actor through and through. But the above quote was made more from a purely low-brow superficial perspective.

    ...and considering this is PRSI, I'll probably get in trouble for it. :(
     
  6. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Holly willoughby is clearly the hottest woman to grace our screens in all honesty.

    That said, badger wimminz ftw too.
     
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    According to Science, the most naturally beautiful woman in the world is British.
     

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