Extinction Rebellion are an insult to Leavers


Blackleaf
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It is impossible to imagine Brexit supporters looning around London in the way that Extinction Rebellion eco-activists have over the past week...

TONY PARSONS Extinction Rebellion ego warriors are an insult to the 17.4million Leave voters… but a mighty reckoning is coming

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Tony Parsons
13 Oct 2019
The Sun on Sunday

FOR years now the largest vote for anything in our history has been spat on, sold out and stitched up by the democracy-denying elite.

From the House of Commons to the Supreme Court to Broadcasting House, the dice have been loaded in favour of our Remain-backing establishment striving to abort Brexit.


From the House of Commons to the Supreme Court to Broadcasting House, the dice have been loaded in favour of our Remain-backing establishment Credit: Alamy Live News


There will never be a working-class Brexit supporter climbing on top of a British Airways plane as it is about to take off Credit: Reuters

The refusal to accept the result of the EU Referendum is the most flagrant insult to our democracy that we have ever seen.

And are there riots? Are angry mobs rampaging through the streets? Are there rivers of blood, broken glass and policemen with their trousers on fire?

No!

The 17,410,742 men and women who voted for Brexit have simply shrugged their shoulders and got on with their lives. And it is impossible to imagine Brexit supporters looning around London in the way that Extinction Rebellion eco-activists have over the past week.

I doubt if even one of the 17.4million men and women who voted to leave the European Union all those years ago would be inclined to glue themselves to government offices, camp out in a tent in Whitehall or stage a mass breast-feeding event in Parliament Square.

There will never be a working-class Brexit supporter climbing on top of a British Airways plane as it is about to take off.

And not many Brexit supporters would fall to the ground weeping bitter tears while clutching a photograph of their children, as one especially sensitive Extinction Rebellion eco-warrior did this week, sobbing that he is “a father of two children that’s very frightened for their future”.

I couldn’t help thinking that he is lucky he doesn’t live in Syria. The grubby foot soldiers of Extinction Rebellion are shrill, hysterical hypocrites, puffed up with their own sense of middle-class entitlement, calling for policies that would usher in mass starvation even as they queue for their delicious Happy Meals. And the 17.4million patriots who voted for Brexit are none of these things.

'VERY BRITISH RECKONING'

But do not mistake the silence of these people for surrender. Do not imagine they have not noted how democracy has been denied. And never doubt for a single *second that a mighty reckoning is coming. And when it arrives it will be a very British reckoning.

There will be no violence, no blood, no mass breast-feeding in the streets. The reckoning will be done in the polling booths of our nation. The reckoning will come from our ancient freedoms that were bought with the blood and sacrifice of the generations who came before us.

The largest vote for anything in the world’s oldest democracy has been dismissed as the ignorant spasm of thick, racist bigots. There has been no attempt to reach out and understand the legitimate concerns of our people. The 17.4million have seen their wishes denied, derided and dismissed. But we haven’t gone away. And when the reckoning comes, there will not be civil unrest in the streets.

There will be no “pram blockade” on Westminster Bridge, no faces painted with woad, no tribal dancing and no weeping for the cameras as we clutch a picture of the kiddies. There will be no violence, no deaths, no fires in our cities. Because it is not the British way.

The mighty reckoning will be quiet, it will be civilised and it will be scrupulously polite. And it will come at a general election. That is when all bills will be paid, and all debts will be settled. And that is when they will finally hear you roar.


Unlike the hysterical hypocrites of Extinction Rebellion, this is not how the 17.4 million will protest when the day of reckoning arrives...


Grubby foot soldiers of Extinction Rebellion are hypocrites, puffed up with their own sense of middle-class entitlement, calling for policies that would usher in mass starvation as they queue for Happy Meals Credit: Twitter / JuliaHB1

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Blackleaf
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PETER HITCHENS: One day it will be impossible to criticise the fanatics of Extinction Rebellion. Until then, I'll tell the truth about those irrational zealots

By Peter Hitchens for The Mail on Sunday
13 Oct 2019



It will soon be impossible to criticise the fanatics of Extinction Rebellion.

In fact, I will not be at all surprised if, in years to come, I and others face prosecution for having dared to doubt them.

Soon we will be sitting in an impoverished, dark country, with a trashed economy, incessant power cuts and dismal standard of living, caused by their dogma.

Putting people on trial for warning against this will be one way to keep warm and occupied.

So, while I still may, I’ll say that this is one of the nastiest and stupidest outbreaks of intolerant, irrational zealotry since mankind emerged from the Dark Ages. I speak as a former intolerant zealot, who grew out of it.

I know the fierce joy which comes from despising others, only too well. And I fear it.


So, off we go into the cold and dark, while the red-clad propaganda mummers simper and gesticulate. Protesters are pictured at a 'grief march' in London last week

Perhaps the most dispiriting version of it is to be seen in the painted, beatific faces of the red-robed mime-artists who are to be found on so many of the demonstrations demanding that this country commits economic suicide.

Who can tell what is going on behind those self-satisfied, ethereal expressions? But they give these marches a strong whiff of the Age of Inquisitions, which I once thought we had escaped.

I won’t try to argue here on the rightness or wrongness of the Warmists’ theory about the causes of climate change.

I know from long, multiple experience that they respond to reasonable doubt with fury and defamatory cries of ‘denier’.


Thanks to the political and media class’s dim acceptance of shouted propaganda, and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves. Police are pictured holding a protester during a demonstration in London earlier this week

I spend much of my life in debate, and will take on any rational opponent. But there are some causes you can’t reason with, and this is one of them.

They prefer fury to logic. This is always the sign of someone who is not sure of his own case, and hates to hear his inner doubts spoken.

I have yet to get one of them to respond to this simple point. We recently closed and demolished Didcot ‘A’ coal-fired power station, an efficient, reasonably modern plant with a generating capacity of about 1.44 gigawatts.

Why? Why not at least mothball it? But no such caution is allowed in the great cause of cutting CO2 emissions.

Look at the facts: an enormous 259 gigawatts (180 Didcots) of new coal-fired capacity are under development in China. That’s on top of the 993 gigawatts of coal-burning capacity China already possesses (690 Didcots).


Perhaps the most dispiriting version of it is to be seen in the painted, beatific faces of the red-robed mime-artists who are to be found on so many of the demonstrations demanding that this country commits economic suicide

The UK’s whole electrical generation capacity, in all forms of power, is 85 gigawatts (59 Didcots). If we gave up using electricity entirely, it would make no difference at all to the impact of Chinese coal burning on the atmosphere.

None. Not any. Zero. If we completely abolish all our fossil-fuel generation, including gas, it would likewise not matter in the slightest – except to us, our economy and our standard of living.

China’s planned increase, yes, increase, in coal power is three times the size of our whole electricity-generation industry – wind, nuclear gas, and all. India is also increasing coal generation and last March reached a coal capacity of 200 gigawatts (139 Didcots).

I have said it before. I’ll keep saying it. Thanks to the political and media class’s dim acceptance of shouted propaganda, and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves.

Wind generation only functions thanks to huge hidden subsidies, paid for by the poor, and is vulnerable to power cuts unless it is backed up by fossil fuel or nuclear generation.

We are like a thirsty man refusing to drink from a tap because of a water shortage, while his local water company leaves hundreds of leaks unrepaired, allowing thousands of gallons to drain away each hour.

This is a futile, self-harming gesture. And these demonstrators, ignorant and engorged with self-righteous rage, demand more futility.

Will sane people have to glue themselves to aircraft and bridges to get anyone to listen? And if they do, will they be indulged by our politicised, biased police, as the Warmists are?

So, off we go into the cold and dark, while the red-clad propaganda mummers simper and gesticulate.

Hate speech is no crime – so long as you’re a vicious Lefty

What would you think would happen to a man who posted on Twitter the following words: ‘I dearly wish a reactivated IRA would successfully blow up that scumbag Johnson and his evil cabinet’?

Given what happened in Brighton on October 12, 1984, is this not especially revolting?

Lest we forget, the IRA, by planting a bomb in the Grand Hotel, murdered Sir Anthony Berry, Eric Taylor, Lady (Jeanne) Shattock, Lady (Muriel) Maclean and Roberta Wakeham.

Many others were severely injured, including Lord (Norman) Tebbit and his wife Margaret. Not funny.

Surely the police, who relentlessly patrol Twitter for signs of political incorrectness, failures to respect the transgender community and so forth, would react with speed and strength?

Well, more than a month after the offending tweet was posted on August 20, they did visit the author, a Mr Mark Powell who tweets under the name ‘Markhayo’.

But there was no heavy-footed dawn raid, of the type so often favoured by the modern police.

Nor was his house suddenly flooded by officers going through his bedroom, as happened to Field Marshal Lord Bramall after a mad fantasist accused him of child abuse.

No, he got a wimpy letter from a police person saying, with almost unbelievable feebleness, and a clear signal that he was in no danger of prosecution: ‘I apologise for the unsolicited nature of this letter, and do not wish to cause you any undue alarm; however, I do need to discuss some sensitive issues that may concern you. I would like to stress that this letter has not been sent as part of any criminal proceedings, nor are you in any trouble whatsoever.’

It sought to arrange a ‘convenient time to meet’.

Mr Powell displayed this letter on Twitter, saying the police had been ‘very civil’. But he hadn’t been. He boasted that he’d sworn at the officers, and refused to withdraw his words.

He later apologised for the swearing in an email to the officers, but repeated that ‘I shouldn’t be sorry to see this Cabinet of traitors blown up by a rejuvenated IRA’. He then posted that email on Twitter.

One of those who had reported the outburst, a Tory councillor from Aylesbury called Gary Powell (emphatically no relation), got in touch with me after getting nowhere with Scotland Yard.

He’d been told by a ‘staff officer’ to Commissioner Cressida Dick that the National Digital Exploitation Service and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office had deemed the tweet to be an offence.

But because it was a single incident, nothing was done except ‘words of advice’. So there you are. You can call for the IRA to blow up the Cabinet, and nothing will happen to you.

Alison Saunders, then Director of Public Prosecutions, announced in August 2017 a tough new policy for people who incited hatred on Twitter.

Saunders said: ‘Left unchallenged, even low-level offending can subsequently fuel the kind of dangerous hostility that has been plastered across our media in recent days. That is why countering it is a priority for the CPS.’ Obviously not in all cases.

Someone should tell Norman Tebbit, who knows in great detail what it is like to be blown up by the IRA. He might have some ‘words of advice’ for Dame Cressida.

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