Extinction Rebellion Tearing Up Environment Outside Home Office

The geographically-challenged vandals are chanting ‘put the coal back in the hole’ outside the Home Office. Why aren’t these people being arrested?

 

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Foreign Office Official Calls For Overthrow of Capitalism

Speaking at the ‘Green Alliance‘ think tank’s ‘Countdown to COP’ event yesterday, U.K. Foreign Office Climate Representative Nick Bridge called for “economic and financial transformation”, claiming that climate change is the result of our capitalist economic system. This is despite the ecological disaster zones of non-free market countries…

After the event, also addressed by Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon, where he made the eyebrow raising comments, Bridge claimed:

“We need to recognise that climate change is the result of an economic system. Solving it involves shifting the whole economic system.”

The Prime Minister’s spokesman said he had not seen the comments, confirming that overthrowing capitalism “is certainly not” Government policy.

Dom’s much trailed upheaval of the civil service could not come soon enough…

 

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Extinction Rebellion Launch Coup in Cambridge

Extinction Rebellion is threatening to “bring [Cambridge] to a halt” unless the city’s elected politicians hand over “significant decision-making powers and a binding mandate” to an unelected “citizens’ assembly”. Guido is pretty sure there is a word for people who use threaten people’s way of life to achieve political ends…

The rigged ‘citizens assembly‘ Extinction Rebellion is demanding would “exclude those who directly profit from the exploitation of workers, the Global South, or natural resources.” This would replace the functions of the elected city council. Extinction Rebellion would do well to realise there are local elections in just a few months time. It seems they’ve decided that launching a coup is easier than winning an election…

Hat-tip: Matt Bird
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Tory MP’s Anti-‘Left-Wing Ultra-Green Nonsense’ Committee Campaign

The new MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Fay Jones, has caught the attention of colleagues this morning with her bold campaign to join the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, declaring “I know how to fight against left-wing ultra-Green nonsense!”. Much like her constituency, which she claims contains “sixteen thousand beef and sheep farmers”…

Fay boasts “If we haven’t met yet, the one thing I would stress is that I defeated a vegetarian Liberal Democrat to get here.” Before going on to set out her manifesto: While we need to tackle climate change urgently, our response must be based on sound science.” Guido looks forward to Extinction Rebellion’s reaction if her election attempt is victorious…

UPDATE: Fay was elected…

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Gove Can’t Answer How Much His Diesel and Petrol Car Ban Will Cost

Despite being asked eight times by Julia Hartley-Brewer this morning on TalkRADIO, Michael Gove failed to answer how much the Government’s proposed ban on diesel and petrol cars will cost taxpayers. The radical policy has been brought forward from 2040 to 2035 “at the latest” this morning, yet the Government has not offered any indication of how the new infrastructure required will be funded. If we use Tesla charging stations as a guide they cost some £200,000 each. The nation will need millions of charging stations, to cover the country from Lands End to John o’Groats will make HS2 costs seem like pocket change in comparison. It’s easy to lumber future governments with commitments. It’s harder to come up with the spending cuts or tax rises to pay for them…

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Dumbest Green Party Campaign Ever

Just a couple of problems with the Green Party’s new campaign. Firstly Network Rail, the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain, is owned by the state. The Department for Transport controls it and it has no shareholders, so reinvests all its income in the railways. Secondly, electrifying the actual rails would be a very bad idea. Most inter-city British trains rely on overhead power lines. Cheaper, safer and less dangerous for wildlife. Dumb campaign, dumb slogan…

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