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Whatever happened to 'Swampy' ?

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by Steve Booth, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Steve Booth

    Steve Booth Bourgeois apologist

    Does anybody know what happened to the road protest tunnelling activist 'Swampy' (Daniel Hooper) ??

    People sometimes ask this question and suggest that he might now be working in the banking industry, an accountant or something like this.
     
  2. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    His trust fund matured and he went into property development.
     
  3. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I'm guessing Tory MP or tests cosmetics on lab animals.
     
  4. Ralph Masters

    Ralph Masters Banned Banned

  5. Fullyplumped

    Fullyplumped in a personal capacity

    Now Regius Professor of Marketing and New Media, University of Uttoxeter.
     
  6. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Not long ago there was a rumour going round that he'd died from a heart attack. Apparently he refused a by-pass.
     
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  7. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    http://www.cbrd.co.uk/people/daniel-hooper/
     
  8. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    I think I recall reading that if was living in tipi valley. Although I'll happily stand corrected if wrong as it's a very vague recollection.
     
  9. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    That's what it says on his wikipedia page...
     
  10. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

  11. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I know where he is. He's living quietly and sustainably in rural bliss. Not telling you where though.....
     
  12. Paulie Tandoori

    Paulie Tandoori shut it you egg!

    i met him at a festy not so long back and he was on good form.
     
  13. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    He's in your back garden, isn't he? :hmm:
     
  14. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    Do you remember that terrible appearance he put in on Have I Got News For You?

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear
     
  15. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    it was crap, but a fair enuf excuse - 'i just wanted to meet paul merton'

    Okay, that's a rather odd excuse as well...
     
  16. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    Not especially. I'd quite like to meet Paul Merton too, and if my political activities gave me the opportunity then so be it.
     
  17. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    Also it's nice to hear that he's living his dream. Of all the Newbury types I've known or met over the years I think I'm the most corporate. In that I have a job that pays the rent.
     
  18. e19896

    e19896 kill all ANARCHIST R.I.P.

    Yes near Sheffield with his kids and others but i aint telling unless the offer is right of course..:cool:
     
  19. albionism

    albionism A successful virus clinging to a speck of mud.

    He was alright.
    At least he DID something.
     
  20. soam

    soam Well-Known Member

    Yeah i think he is up around Penistone/Barnsley area .
     
  21. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    We are swampy.:D
     
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  22. moon23

    moon23 Well-Known Member

    He was told to read the papers but instead got drunk. Allowed himself to be portrayed as a media cliche.

    He was niave, but fair play for doing what he did.
     
  23. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge This is definitely the darkest timeline

    I'm not.

    And neither is my wife.
     
  24. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Is he still in Wales?
     
  25. i_hate_beckham

    i_hate_beckham Him From A Village

    Who knows? His Wikipedia hasn't been updated in 4 years.
     
  26. LynnDoyleCooper

    LynnDoyleCooper It's a complicated world innit.

    AFAIK he's happily doing what he's been doing for ages. And by all accounts he's a pretty good competitive runner now as well. He's dead lovely bloke too.
     
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  27. SaskiaJayne

    SaskiaJayne Rural Guerrilla

    I met him yrs ago. He was working in a bed factory in Thame Oxfordshire. His workmates were calling him Swampy so I asked them if he was the actual Swampy & they said he was.
     
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  28. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

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