CONRAD Landin. Former youth councillor. A-Level student. Blogger. CNJ intern…. cult hero?
Pictures I’ve seen from the walkout of students from Camden School for Girls yesterday seem to show Highgate based teenager Conrad leading the charge, addressing the masses in Cantelowes Gardens with a rally cry and directions to Trafalgar Square. He blogs about his experiences of a police kettel here. Dismiss him as overly bookish, be spooked by his encyclopaedic knowledge of politics at such a young age, you might not even agree with his views…. but look at the posters in Camden Road. A fanclub has developed. One placard clearly says: Conrad’s Barmy Army. He’s bigger than an X-Factor contestant.
If at any stage of my life a crowd of people followed me down the road with a sign saying Osley’s Barmy Army, I think I’d retire happy there and then. I’d frame the photo, put it on the wall and wile away my days thinking of the adoration that day had brought knowing that I had made it, really made it. I suspect Conrad has greater ambitions. Watch out for him.