McDonnell’s Oil Tax U-Turn

Just last week McDonnell denied that Labour was planning a windfall tax on oil companies. He answered a question from the telegraph, channeling Thatcher “No, no”…

“Earlier this week and over the weekend there were reports that Labour was planning a windfall tax on oil companies. Is this true and if so, please could you set out how your proposals would work?”

“On the windfall tax on oil companies. No. No.”

Today both the BBC and FT are reporting that Labour are pressing ahead with the tax, despite McDonnell’s earlier denial. Impressive to U-Turn before the manifesto has even launched… no doubt the BBC / Channel 4 factcheckers will be all over this…

mdi-timer November 21 2019 @ 10:34 21 Nov 2019 @ 10:34 mdi-comment Comments
Extinction Rebellion Start Hunger Strike Outside Labour HQ

The Climate Communists, Extinction Rebellion, have launched their most audacious tantrum yet: beginning a 25-day hunger strike outside the Labour Party’s Southside Headquarters.

In a plan so cunning Guido suspects the hand of Baldrick in it, the activists are demanding that Labour commits to the objectively impossible agenda of completely decarbonising the UK in just five years and one month, or else they will quietly starve themselves. Guido isn’t sure that XR threatening to shut up and go away is the wisest strategy for the group…

The protest comes as Labour mysteriously deleted an Instagram post promising to go carbon neutral by 2030, five years later than Extinction Rebellion and Greta demand, but 20 years earlier than the IPCC recommendation, and a move that would require extreme moves such as outlawing non-electric cars, cancelling most flights, and scrapping all gas boilers.

A small group of protesters are also outside Tory HQ. The Tories have committed to accept the IPCC recommendation of decarbonising by 2050 – a move that will still cost more than one trillion pounds. If their Hunger Strike really does go on until the election, the only thing that will become extinct is their campaign…

mdi-timer November 18 2019 @ 11:45 18 Nov 2019 @ 11:45 mdi-comment Comments
Extinction Rebellion Win Court Challenge Against Met’s London-Wide Protest Ban

Some of the police’s arrests may now be deemed unlawful. Big win for the climate communists. Developing…

mdi-timer November 6 2019 @ 10:18 6 Nov 2019 @ 10:18 mdi-comment Comments
Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Calls for 1,800 Protesters to Go to Prison

Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, has launched a new campaign to get 1800 protest participators arrested. For once, Guido’s ears perked up…

In his first Facebook post since leaving the comfort of Her Majesty’s pleasure at Wormwood Scrubs – where he has resided for six weeks following Extinction Rebellion’s Westminster ‘shutdown’ – Hallam writes “going to prison is not the end of the world“. Although he does qualify that “Obviously going to prison is not for everyone”…

Roger explains that:

“… going to prison is a massive headache materially and politically for the authorities and once hundreds and then thousands of people do it in an organised and coordinated way, then in my scholarly opinion real policy changes are going to happen. It is the single biggest act of radical political and nonviolent effectiveness any social movement can decide upon.

I think on the last count something like 1800 people in Extinction Rebellion are up for it. So I will be spending a lot of my time helping to get actions organised which enable these people to walk their talk.

If you are reading this, then I am sure you know it’s all systems go, the time is now, and all the rest of it on the Ecological Catastrophe. So get in touch with XR, book some time off, and make up your book list.”

The call to arms sparked pretty negative reactions on his Facebook page – even from Extinction Rebellion supporters, who have finally decided – after taking a week off work to arrest broccoli and perform their A-level drama dance pieces at Trafalgar square – that there is such a thing as too much “privilege“. Alice wrote, “Obviously spoken from place of privilege and/or mindless ignorance.”

Mat ranted, “Making out like it was some lovely holiday u utter wanker Rodger.. people are locked up every day lives ruined familys torn apart an ur doing it for a giggle…. funny u were banged up the whole time “your minions” were out stoping trains aye”

Namm reminded Roger, “Please remember your race and gender privilege” and Jay put it most bluntly, “A post from a f*ckwit & a privileged white boy”

Hallam responded by asking the comments section to remain respectful. It’s always been clear Extinction Rebellion have criminal in-tent…

mdi-timer October 28 2019 @ 16:30 28 Oct 2019 @ 16:30 mdi-comment Comments
Sadiq’s Clean Air Hypocrisy

As any Londoner with a television knows, Sadiq Khan loves putting the environment at the forefront of his work in office and is today convening political and business leaders at the International Clean Air Summit to call for more powers to tackle air pollution. Perhaps he’d be better off organising a hot air summit…

As ever with Labour, the words fail to match the actions; as since taking charge of City Hall Sadiq has done surprisingly little to clean up the 1,034 vehicles in his GLA fleet – just 7% of which are zero-emission. 93% of Sadiq’s fleet fails to meet the lofty standards he aims to force on Londoners…

This could have been expected, however, given the mayor is not on track to meet any of his lofty green promises. In 2016 he promised Londoners he would plant over two million trees during his first term in office. Based on current projections, the Mayor would need to plant over 200 trees an hour from now until election day to make good on his promise. Unluckily for Londoners’ lungs, Guido has more dirt on their mayor than their mayor has under his fingernails…

mdi-timer October 23 2019 @ 13:30 23 Oct 2019 @ 13:30 mdi-comment Comments
Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Westminster Shutdown’ Cost Police £21 Million

The Met Police Commissioner has revealed that the cost of policing Extinction Rebellion‘s two-week ‘Westminster Shutdown’ cost the taxpayer at least £21 million – a figure that’s expected to rise when other costs are consolidated…

Added together with the £16 million cost of their April protests, and we’ve forked out at least £37 million this year for their arts grad student tantrums. Guido reminds policymakers that football clubs have to contribute towards the policing of their stadiums…

mdi-timer October 22 2019 @ 10:45 22 Oct 2019 @ 10:45 mdi-comment Comments
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