Sunday, 2 May 2010

Gillian Duffy and the normality of road violence

Road violence is a natural part of everyday life. It’s like the weather and the institutions of the state would like us to accept it as such, something about which nothing can be done, other than through the passive, change-nothing medium of ‘road safety’.

'I only went out for a loaf of bread,' Gillian despairs, her eyes widening as she recalls her first encounter with Mr Brown.

‘I was walking up to the shops when I saw some commotion, there were police there and the road was blocked off a bit.
I thought there had been a car crash.