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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Hurting the most vulnerable in society

So the London protesters may have caused some damage at Fortnum & Mason, because it is a symbol of wealth and privilege, not that that has ever been a reason for criminal damage any more than attacking an Oxfam shop might be justified because it is a symbol of poverty.

But leaving that aside, the damage will have to be repaired reducing the profits to its owners Wittington Investments and to that company's 79.2% owner, the Garfield Weston Foundation, a charitable foundation that last year made 1518 donations with a total value of £37.6 million in the Arts Community, Education, Environment, Health, Religion, Welfare & Youth. (details here).

Perhaps some of those attending or organising today's march might like to volunteer to pay for the damage so that the most vulnerable in society do not lose out.

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