The turnout at the march to save Queen Mary's Hospital was huge. At about 9.50 this morning I was looking at about 25 Conservatives in dayglow tabbards and only about the same number of other people gathering for the march.
15 minutes later there were hundreds of people, Boris Johnson was there to support the local Conservatives who had organised the march but there were representatives from the Lib Dems (including the very tall Brian Paddick), the Greens, Respect, the Pensioners' Forum, Unison and the band of the Bexley Boys Brigade.
Not everyone was keen to embrace political diversity but as far as I am concerned the more the merrier. Labour were conspicuous by their absence, although at least they weren't being hypocritical like the Labour ministers that vote for hospital and post office closures and then campaign to save their local facilities.
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