This is me at the Manchester anti-cuts rally at the end of January. I wish I were at the march down in London today, but my almost-thirty-seven-week waddle is keeping me at home. A year ago, we were all gearing up for the general election and though I'm usually pretty pessimistic about these things, I never thought the outcome would be so shitty that I'd be giving birth to my first child under this catastrophe of a Conservative-led coalition. All our futures - all our kids' futures - have been compromised, and the government needs to see us fighting back. So this is just to say good luck to those of you who've been able to get out on the streets today - I'm with you in spirit.