CARLISLE HAD the biggest meeting for years last Thursday when 180 people gathered at a Stop the War Coalition rally. Maxim Ford said, 'There were councillors, a group of three ex-soldiers who were suffering from post-traumatic stress, people from the churches and local trade unionists.'
AN ATTEMPT by Swindon Labour MPs Michael Wills and Julia Drown to hold a pro-war public meeting backfired last Saturday. Only three out of 200 people supported the war.
The angry meeting asked probing questions and heckled as the MPs said that although only a small minority support war the government should attack Iraq anyway.
BILLY BRAGG surprised hundreds of anti-war supporters by appearing unannounced at a packed fundraiser in Exeter on Friday of last week. 'Give Peace a Dance' attracted 400 people to the Exeter Phoenix.