There were expected to be 50,000 protesters in London today marching in the streets against Trump. According to estimates, it appears that they number was five times large, around 250,000 -- protesting not just a foreign leader, but the foreign leader of the nation with whom the United Kingdom has a long, Special Relationship.
In honor and appreciation of the city, I thought I'd post this song from the 1969 movie musical, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, that starred Peter O'Toole and Petula Clarke. It's actually a pretty good movie, though the score by Leslie Bricusse ranges between enjoyable and mediocre. This is one of my favorite numbers from it -- a bit over-the-top, though that's sort of the point of it in the context of the film, as the withdrawn, bookish schoolteacher Mr. Chipping is dragged against his wishes to see a major vaudeville show at the Palladium. Which leads to the big showstopping number with the show's popular star Katherine Bridges -- "London is London."
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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