Not sure when I’m next going to get writing time, so a context update: this pdf report has now come out. Now we know what the orange jackets were doing, and can see why the police may have been targeting them. It’s worth reading. Considered thoughts to follow.
In other news, LibCon in making me think shocker. Sunder’s document is intelligent and well-written, and the goal is not only admirable, I think it’s necessary. But this instance of it is tied to party-political in-fighting and that shows. I’ve not got a considered response yet, but I’m working on one.
The Evening Standard are still desperately trying to dig themselves out of their fantastically bad reporting in the immediate aftermath of the police riot. More, and more, and more data has come out which illustrates that they were a, wrong and b, blood-thirsty in their early reporting. It seems their spin is to focus on the only thing they can legitimately report on without being hoist on their own petard: the hiding of identity numbers. Old news to anyone who was watching at the time, but at least the Standard will be putting a lot of people’s eyes on the problem who wouldn’t even remotely believe it if it weren’t in the Standard, the Torygraph or the Times.