Saturday 30 March 2013 — Axe the Bedroom Tax Day
We gathered at the corner of St Andrew Square, a group of some 15–20 Protest singers well wrapped up and ready to give voice to the Bedroom Tax protest. Our song sheets contained a mix of golden oldies and some songs hot off the press, written specifically for this event. As is so often the case though, the lyrics might be new but the tunes invariably are quite familiar. So, as we progressed under our banner along Princes Street, we soon found that our numbers had increased substantially, people initially joining in the choruses then asking for song sheets so that they could sing along with the verses too. By the time we neared the Parliament we had a choir of 60 or 70 people, cheerfully telling Ian Duncan Smith just what he could do with his Bedroom Tax! Another enjoyable outing with Protest in Harmony.