As they preach against the evils of capitalism whilst sipping on a Starbucks latte, the reality of their hypocrisy is crystal clear. For these passionate speeches are simply a smokescreen used to justify lazing around in a tent for half a year and sipping lager at the expense of the rest of us.
In this country we have a right to peaceful protest – and long may this continue. But the squatters who have camped out at St Pauls for the last few months are anything but.
What they could do with is a solid dose of work experience to get them into shape. Once they’ve rolled up their sleeves and done a hard day’s work, then they won’t have time to mess around for months on end.
With work experience placements open in many of the UK’s biggest employers, it’s time for those misguided ‘protesters’ to turn over a new leaf and choose Workfare over welfare.