today's scenes at Tory HQ and elsewhere are anything to go by.
Thousands of people have protested across the country at the planned trebling of tuition fees in England and cuts to university funding, some violently; demonstrators stormed Conservative Party headquarters, smashing windows and hurling missiles. It will all seem a little too much like Paris '68 for those at the centre of the students' wrath.
Student leaders, for their part, have condemned the violence as "despicable" and I’m inclined to agree with them. It’s pleasing so see so many want to voice their disagreement to the unfair policies of the Con-Dem regime, but by doing so in a violent manner they risk overshadowing their core message. For instead of headlines highlighting the protesters’ cause we will instead see images of the mob running amok – and the very education cuts they oppose may well pass unnoticed and unopposed.