"Well, good grief! The BBC News just ran an interview with Charlie Gilmour, made on the day, before they knew who he was, or what he'd done, and it's pretty clear he's either functionally retarded, or was drunk or stoned at the time."
Not found the BBC video, but take a look at this. He certainly seems to be off his face.
"Forward, break the lines, forward unto death !" With a heroic effort Laban refrains from the obvious response.
Julia : "No doubt Daddy's PR team wrote that statement for him..."
Today's Mail :
"Last night, Gilmour issued a statement through his father's PR firm."
The Mail story also quotes a "friend" - presumably some Facebook friend - as follows:
"Charlie was on acid when he ripped the flag at the Cenotaph. He boasted about being on drugs on his Facebook afterwards but later took down the posts about acid."
Hat-tip to commenter John Horne Tooke at Biased-BBC.
UPDATE - school - Lancing College (via)
UPDATE - you can see how remorseful he was about the trouble at the demo :
and this (via) :
A friend wrote on Gilmour’s Facebook page: “That is you climbing the flag, yes?”
Gilmour replied: “No. Not me. Someone else.
“Whoever it was was obviously on acid and didn’t know what the f*** he was doing and how much of a massive f***ing backlash there would be…”
The pal wrote, “My mistake” – to which Gilmour replied: “My big f***ing mistake.”
UPDATE - this photo from the Mail today - obviously not someone who was looking for trouble. The rock is just a pose and the latex gloves aren't at all the sort of thing you'd find useful when you're doing some 'free shopping' ...
Photo: Steve Burton / Daily Mail.
"Charlie Gilmour has admitted being close to the car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall when it was ambushed by paint-throwing demonstrators in Regent Street. At 8.10pm, less than an hour after the attack on the Royal limousine, he was filmed by the BBC outside Topshop in Oxford Street, half-hiding a woman’s lace-up boot under his coat."
UPDATE - the Sun :
"Another picture showed him apparently trying to light a fire by the doors of the Supreme court on Parliament Square. "
Photo : The Sun/Jeff Moore
Hmm. Gets everywhere, doesn't he ? Busy little bee.
Why on earth didn't Chief Inspector Michael Walsh, one of whose officers stamped out the fire, arrest the twisted firestarter?
Photo : Daily Mail/Jeff Moore
Not that I can't understand the appeal of smashing other people's things up as part of a mob. The sound of breaking glass has an appeal to young men of all classes. It's because it's such fun that we have to have strict laws against it.