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exile – “The only people who are good at public speaking these days are the nutjobs. Because they put their all into it. When you look at the people who are supposed to be good at it, like the politicians, its all soundbites and office speak, which doesn't hold your attention. Go down to speaker's corner on a busy day and you will at least hear some stuff that holds your interest, even if it is a load of old nonsense.”
londonlover – “Its worth a look just to be nosey but definitely make sure that you go on Sunday morning otherwise you wouldn't even know where speaker's corner was, because there's no one there. I’ve only been a couple of times and I didn't see anyone good, but some people can get an entertaining atmosphere going in the crowd, even if they are speaking a total load of rubbish. The days when you had quality speakers like karl marx getting up on a soap box are long gone, I fear. Speaker's corner has definitely had it's day.”
>Craig’s review of Speakers Corner – “If you want to hear some speeches in Hyde Park then the best time to come is Sunday lunchtime.
The speakers can turn up any time they like, but whenever I've come during the week it's just all joggers and cyclists and litter and pigeons. They all work during the week, you see, so political rallies are reserved for the weekend over here. That's how we like to do things… continued”
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