The greatest irony is that


The greatest irony is that Occupy activists are allegedly emulating their Arabian counterparts involved in the Arab Spring.  I’ve been to the camp at St Paul’s, London, and what really struck me is the fact that the people currently encamped in Tahrir Square, Cairo, are putting their lives at great risk to have a democracy that looks in some shape or form like the Houses of Parliament – not in the shape of what is currently parked outside the Cathedral. For all the Occupy activists talk of being a ‘real’ democracy, people in the Arab world are actually struggling for their very own democratic Senate and House of Representatives, a system based on the ancient Roman Republican tradition. The Arab world is struggling to attain our own democratic systems  - a system the Occupy movement appears to take for granted.



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