Nothing new here, typical arrogance of the London Authorities, common practice to fill the auditoria when debates such as this were happening to make the press think it was a popular debate and to keep out the riff raff.
Time for a change.
The day started well. I got up and travelled to City Hall to support the Fire Fighters of London in their struggle against Fire Cuts. By the time I arrived the chamber was full so I joined many fire fighters in the lobby. Many had come from end of shifts or prior to shifts to be there. They waited good humouredly. Then it was revealed that many of the seats in the chamber were filled by what seemed to be plants. A bit like human filibustering. Paranoid we were told by @JamesCleverly via twitter. Really? The chamber usually full is it?
To add insult to injury the TV in the lobby showing the meeting had the sound turned off. Even after polite requests the sound was not put on.
I went off for a coffee. The meeting finished. strangely the sound was now audible on the foyer TV.
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