- Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Interesting lessons here for the UK opposition (See also Trump in London with long lines of empty streets).
We seem all too keen to organise counter-demonstrations, to a point where they lose their impact.
I believe we'd often be better to simply let these people wander about in the cold, while we do something a bit more media savvy.
In Ireland's case there was a very photogenic gathering with placards and rainbow flags at the US embassy later on - precisely where the cameras were going to be.
Of course there are exceptions, for example:
Where we can guarantee significant numbers whihc greatly outnumber a demonstration.
But in general, I'd say, ignore them, and send some smart attractive people to a TV studio to issue a brief statement of opposition.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle