The annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race was a farce as a idiot swam in front of them causing havoc. Although apparently he forgot to mention it when he was arrested this is a protest against elitism.
It is just a shame it's bollocks. Yes Oxbridge is elite. As our top universities they are supposed to be elite. That's the whole point of any university. Yes a lot of monied folks go there, but not all. Some of the people protested against are medical types. I don't think people are against them and their elite training if they are sick.
What gets me is that, like most recent protests, it's always posh public school boys protesting for their stereotypical idea of what the working class person is. The actual working classes aren't bothered and have too much sense.
This whole idea that the working classes are too stupid and ignorant to protest against injustice is offensive. The same thing permeates the labour party where rich people who inherited their wealth tax free, went to private school and Oxbridge, and in many cases are aristocracy, run a party for the disadvantaged and the working.
It just seems wrong to me.
I find the hypocrisy of the Austalian protester, Trenton Oldfield pathetic. Not only is he a ex-public school boy, he has enjoyed an elite education. Worse than this if he was so concerened about social injustice why would he protest in a country where he is a guest and not in Australia which has a scandalous history and present in the way it treats it's Aboriginal people's, immigrants, and the working people?
He is just another unproductive posh boy trying to get a media career off the back of a pathetic stunt rather than by actually doing anything of note.
It's sad really.