Friday, February 12, 2010

Luke does a SHAC in Bradford.....

From a northern Shacwatcher...

....A couple of days previously they had once again had a day out at Bradford University, they first visited Yorkshire Forward (an academic funding group ) but got ignored so they pushed off to the university itself. During registration they confused a number of new students with some incoherent shouting before again shuffling off to the bemused laughs of the staff and students.

The final humiliation for them was a mini bus tour of other parts of the campus where once again they were met with derisive laughter and much finger pointing by staff and students alike.

Alex a new student at Bradford spoke for many when he said,

"We don't really understand what they were shouting about, some people thought they were drunk, I had assumed it was a stunt to raise money for Haiti either way it was very confusing trying to work out what they wanted "

More failure - more wasted lives - Luke has already spent considerable time inside - he has no skills whatsoever - take a bow Mrs Steele - try and do the right thing for him even if your entire life has been a failure up to this point.

1 comment:

Bradford SHACWATCHER said...

Further failure for Bradford SHAC

These series of events at Bradford were leading up to an event on Saturday that had the dubious pleasure of speakers as recognised in the AR scene as Luke Steele, Amanda Richards, Debbie Vincent and Sean Kirtley. The local organisers had pushed this event as "a massive demo" with the usual round of emails and telephone calls to try and get people to attend. They really pulled out all the stops but despite this less than eighty people bothered to turn up for a boring shuffle through the area in the rain.

Amanda Richards from Speak Campaigns was without doubt the worst, a rambling justification of her own failure with a couple of the usual soundbites about Oxford University, the majority of the crowd wasn't even listening by the end. SHAC's Debbie Vincent was to be blunt simply embarrasing and organisers of these events really need to consider if he/she should allowed near a microphone in the future, by the end even diehard SHAC supporters could be seen shuffling their feet and staring at the ground.
Being a SHAC event there was of course the usual attempt at violence toward the end but this was quickly dealt with by the local Bradford police. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Gilmore who would usualy attend big civil disturbance events didn't even bother to turn up such was the confidence the police had in low numbers for the event. Cleary they had inside knowledge.

The campaign must now return to the important task of writing the press release and deciding the reasons why this was a 'success'. This SHACWATCHER anticipates they will 1) inflate the numbers attending 2)lie about local support 3)blame the police for something.

Even after a change of name the stench of failure remains for anything which has links to SHAC.