Rumours are beginning to circulate amongst those on the official police route of what’s happening on Oxford Street. Splinter groups are also beginning to emerge – perhaps as a direct result of this.
The atmosphere is still generally very festive but spurred on with political chants and discussions.
“I’m here because they lied to me; it’s not a record deficit. They lied about my pension, about grants, they lied about the NHS.” Not for the first time today, a retired pensioner complains of government deceit.
By Hesham Zakai.