It is not a "protest". Ive been on protests. They have a point and an aim
What is point/aim here? That they don't like his appearance & don't want UK to even try to negotiate? They don't want us to be the "bigger person" as a nation? they want us to be as childish and petty as him?
Its embarrassing and diplomatically dangerous, NOT an exercise in constructive protect or free speech
Yes, it’s very childish, I agree. Think of the heads of state we have invited here in the past, and recent past at that.? Saddiq Khan has allowed his dislike ( on a personal level) to get the better of his judgement. Though I expect Trump won’t see it, as I don’t think he will be going to Westminster on this visit to the UK.
I can see a point to such a thing....make a joke of him because reasonable argument has hardly worked. However, I do really feel that totally ignoring him would be better. The man loves attention and publicity - he's very child like with his 'look at me' attitude, so all us 'grown-ups' should really just ignore him.
Sadiq Khan is a good family man. As there is no law preventing this it can happen. Satirical cartoons, & this is an inflatable one, are a traditional way to lampoon political opposition. The right to protest is a sign of a healthy democracy. To ban protests is what dictators do. Having fought a war to defeat right wing dictators I think it is good that the POTUS, who admires all current dictators, is cut down to size! #carryonprotesting
The idea that this was some decision by SK has ignored the fact that it is the Mayor’s office ( not just the mayor personally) and still has to have agreement of the met police and air traffic. I’d find this balloon less objectionable than a huge protest march blocking up central London and am ( not) shocked by some of the personal nastiness aimed at Sadiq Khan.
You haven’t got to look far to find personal / racist attacks on Sadiq Khan ( I didn’t say on here before I’m shouted down) but on here the criticisms of the decision to allow this balloon seems to be aimed at Khan when the decision isn’t his alone and still hasn’t been confirmed, people getting their knickers in a twist over something that might or might not happen. What about Spitting Image? Cartoons in a newspaper? Should they be banned for making fun of politicians?