According to one of the police officers present at Kingsnorth:
In the end, the ‘Battle of Kingsnorth’ was more like an endless, one-sided game of British Bulldog between the Sixth Form (the police) and the Infants (them). Both sides privately admitted to feeling a little silly. The protesters simply waited until we had gone and invaded the power station anyway.
So that was taxpayers money well spent, was it not?