This morning the final two useless anti HS2 protesters came out of the pointless Wendover tunnel. Oh, you didn’t know that three had given up earlier in the week? Neither did the rest of the world as it received no media attention – much to the chagrin of HS2rebellion and the rest of the protesters! The world’s moved on and the fact a tiny bunch of people were holed up in a tunnel that wasn’t even on the route of HS2 so couldn’t possibly stop any work wasn’t in any way newsworthy.
Now the final two, a lad who calls himself ‘Satchel’ plus the much better known but equally useless ‘Swampy’ have given up after being cornered by the bailiffs.
So much for all the bluster about staying underground for months! They made 28 (pointless) days, whilst the whole eviction took 32. Whilst they’ve played troglodyte the former camp above their heads has been demolished and gradually cleared by bailiffs – which has beeb a major task due to the massive amounts of crap these supposed ‘environmentalists’ have dumped on the site. It was a shit-tip, as these pictures from inside the camp show.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable happened and those underground were forced to give up.
And the sum total of what they’ve achieved is? Zip. Nada. Nothing. Sweet FA.
Not a single days work building HS2 has been lost because of the stupid actions. At the end they didn’t even get the media attention they craved as no-one from the mainstream news agencies could be bothered with them. This whole (non)event ended with a whimper. The protesters weren’t even arrested as it’s not a crime to seal yourself in a tunnel where you couldn’t possibly get in the way of HS2 construction (as the court case against the Euston protesters established). Criminally stupid, yes, but not illegal. Of course, the protesters are trying to claim this as some sort of ‘victory’, but it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain it’s anything but!
So that’s it. No ‘protection’ camps survive on the phase 1 route of HS2, every single one (and there were only a handful) ended in failure.
The fat lady’s sung….
I’ve a favour to ask…
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They’ll claim otherwise publicly but the whole things got to be a disappointment for them. No “view” for the press to take an interest, no delays caused. Not even an outpouring of support apart from those on social media who *already agree*. It was just a show for themselves by all accounts.
That similar camp on Phase 2a will be similar.
Paul Bigland said:
Indeed. They’ve been desperate to ‘talk up’ Wendover, but it’s obvious it’s been a complete flop. The tunnel didn’t stop any work on HS2 and the media lost interest very quickly. Today received a few mentions, but in a ‘meh’ sort of way.
The ‘Bluebell’ camp on Phase 2a is almost deserted. Informed sources tell me there’s only a couple of regulars still there. Come the winter it’ll be deserted, but work on HS2 won’t be stopped. Come Spring it’ll be pretty much redundant and won’t put up any struggle when the bailiffs move in to clear it all away. Pointless…
Gross, what a lot of mess those hooligans leave after their parties.