My two daughters have barely managed to gain access to their school and college for two weeks now due to either the teachers being on strike or, more often, the students barricading the entrance to the building and not letting anybody in. Two weeks of half-term holidays start on Monday! A month with no schooling.
Whilst I don’t really want to comment on my adopted country’s politics, I can’t help wondering what happened to the good old days when students protested about things like the war in Vietnam. When I was 16 or 17, I couldn’t even imagine what it would be like to be 30 years old, let alone at what age I was going to retire and, even had I been able to, I can’t imagine feeling strongly enough about it to burn down buildings and confront riot police as they are doing here. Or is it just me?