This is truly shocking – and shows just how far this government and the Tory media have succeeded in making too many of us self-centred, blinkered, callous and utterly ignorant or uncaring of how much of what really matters is being pulled down by this criminal government. But the fight continues. It must.
by John Millington
The image of union activist George Tapp lying on a Manchester road with two broken legs and blood pouring from his head following a vicious hit and run during an anti-blacklist demonstration on Wednesday evening has shocked many.
According to eye witnesses, Mr Tapp – a 64 old electrician and anti-blacklist campaigner was dragged on to a car bonnet for over 100 metres before being flung to the ground by a car driver, angry at having the road temporally blocked by protesters.
Those who witnessed the crime were electricians and militant trade unionists, hardy sorts and stoic types, not easily moved to emotion.
Yet many who spoke to me in the aftermath were on the verge of tears as they described the incident.
One recalled it being like “slow motion” describing the driver as abusive and pushing his car against Mr Tapp before punching the car into…
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