This yearâ€™s climate camp turns out to be on Blackheath. Theyâ€™ve been pouring onto the site for the last two hours after the secret location was finally disclosed.Â ReadingÂ Twitter gives you a great sense of the infectious drama of the moment, and why it has such momentum.
Why Blackheath? Proximity to the city? Joan Ruddockâ€™s constituency â€“ Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department of Climate Change? Or, as theÂ rapidly updated Wikipedia entry for Blackheath suggests, because this was the site of theÂ Peasantâ€™s Revolt. Letâ€™s hope itâ€™s not the latter as that particular popular movement was spectacularly sold down the river.
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