On Thursday 19 November over 250 school students from across the London Borough of Barnet assembled outside Finchley Catholic High and marched down the main road to the HQ of Finchley Conservatives. During Thatcher’s time demonstrations outside this building were relatively frequent and the sight of the building being besieged by young people was refreshing.
The march was entirely organised by young people via Facebook and text message and they had asked the Trades Council to provide some adult stewards. All the placards were homemade, with “It just isn’t Feesable” being the favourite slogan. On arrival at Tory HQ students tore the shirts off their backs and hurled them at the building – simultaneously a powerful and hilarious image.