The farce of the encampment on Parliament Square has been going on far too long.
It is unsightly and creates an appalling impression for the thousands of foreign visitors who visit the Square each day.
Potentially it poses a significant security risk – who really knows who is there and what they’ve got inside their tents?
I don’t even want to think about the sanitory arrangements ….
And it RESTRICTS the right to protest, as other potential demonstrators are squeezed off the Square by the tented ones.
So the news that Mayor Boris Johnson’s legal action in the High Court to have the so-called Peace Camp campaigners evicted from Parliament Square has been successful is a welcome breath of common sense.