Writing in the Daily Express, Dalrymple discusses why such a privileged young man like Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd star David Gilmour, would riot in protest of increases in student fees:
He would probably have told himself it could not have been for petty personal or selfish reasons that he protested against the raising of tuition fees, therefore it must have been for the good of humanity. And the good of humanity is so important, and so noble a goal, that almost anything is justified in promoting it.
Young Mr. Gilmour was seen by the world swinging from the Union Flag on the Cenotaph in London and was also in the mob that attacked Prince Charles and Camilla’s car.
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