has died. After a decade of campaigning in Parliament Square he has lost his battle against lung cancer.
I remember asking him back in 2007, in the days after the Nelson Mandela statue went up in Parliament Square, whether he would like a statue erected in his memory. He smiled as thought about this. It was the only time I ever saw him smile.
‘I wouldn’t mind something,’ he said, ‘perhaps not a statue though.’
He busied himself with the cigarette he was rolling, finished and looked up.
‘What I’d like is a bed of forget-me-nots. Just here.’
He pointed behind him at the spot where he had camped for the last six years.
‘A bed of forget-me-nots would be just right.’
I couldn’t agreed more. How can we make it happen?
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This is interesting – from the Evening Standard on Wednesday 14 July – http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23969513-give-parliament-square-back-to-us-all-peer-calls-for-protest-camp-to-turn-into-new-speakers-corner.do