Bridges not walls

Friday 20th January 2017 is Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President and tomorrow a new campaign called ‘Bridges Not Walls’ will mark the occasion by dropping over 150 banners from bridges around Britain and the world to symbolise values of justice, respect, human rights and the truth .

A 25m banner saying ‘Bridges not Walls’ will be dropped from Tower Bridge in Central London at 8:30am, followed by every major bridge across the Thames as far as Vauxhall.  Banners will also be unveiled in the capital cities of the other three British nations,  Dublin, Addis Ababa, Berlin, Rome, Oslo, Madrid, Toronto, Sydney and San Diego.

The organisation has released photographs of banner-making in progress:


It’s a great idea and I’m looking forward to seeing some iconic images of the stunt in progress.

Bridges not Walls is a partnership between grassroots activists and campaigners, working on a diverse range of issues, formed in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

UPDATE 20/01/17 – photos from the day of action below

Photo from #bridgesnotwalls on Twitter by greenpeace_de

Photo from #bridgesnotwalls on Twitter by anuarzidan1

Photo from #bridgesnotwalls on Twitter by HuffPostUK

Get the frack on with it

There have been a number of headlines this week about the news that oil and gas firm Cuadrilla reported Friends of the Earth to the ASA for misleading claims in their anti-fracking advertising.

I’ve written a piece which argues that the fact the ASA have demonstrated they are capable of dealing with a thorny political issue like fracking is evidence to suggest that regulating election advertising is far from impossible.

You can read it here.