Thursday, December 16, 2004

Do Fathers for Justice deserve our sympathy?

Arrived at Waterloo this morning to find that all trains had been delayed because of some sort of action by Fathers for Justice, involving banners and Vauxhall bridge. As I was surrounded by hacked off travellers it did occur to me that such puerile actions do their cause little good and any sympathy or patience is stretched to the limit.

I am also bemused by the fact that I have offered to meet them face to face but getting a commitment to a meeting has been fraught with problems. Perhaps they are so engrossed in organising their Santa sit-ins that they have no time to engage with politicians and try and establish common ground.