Will today advance the anti-cuts cause?
I’m sure I’m not the only one to have been shocked by some of the images that have been coming out of London’s West End in the past few hours.
The real problem all those involved face, those on the official march and those in the breakaway groups, is that polling this week underlines that the need for cuts is well understood and supported by the majority.
There might be opposition to specific measures but there’s overall backing for action to deal with the deficit.
We’ll see in the next few days whether these latest events have shifted opinion – my guess is that it will simply reinforce views on either side.