Extinction Rebellion protesters - what to do?

anglo

LE
Thanks for the reply 40C. I see what you're saying but heck, sometimes to change things one has to protest. The original protests against the poll tax were loathed in the press, and Greenham Common protesters were almost universally hated and ridiculed. USA and UK said cruise was necessary because the Sovs were doing the same. Gorby said it didn't make sense and everyone calmed down.

As for the requirement for a 'groundswell of opinion' before action ... Im sure you know what John Stuart Mill would say about that. In any case, many of our protections in law came about in the face of overwhelming opposition or hatred to them.

Non-violent protest is functional and good for democracy, even when it doesn't feel so.
"Non-violent protest is functional and good for democracy, even when it doesn't feel so".

Until, something like this happens to you or one of your family members,
And then there's a sudden change of mind,

A gormless group of protesters could be seen standing by as the desperate daughter screamed: “She’s in the ambulance, she’s going to Canterbury - do you think I’m stupid? She’s in Canterbury!
"I need to go to the hospital, please move your cars. This isn’t okay!"
Despite her helpless cries, the protesters refused to budge.
And the woman could be heard begging: “How can you be so selfish? This is so selfish. Can you not just understand, my mum is 81, and she’s going to hospital.
 
"Non-violent protest is functional and good for democracy, even when it doesn't feel so".

Until, something like this happens to you or one of your family members,
And then there's a sudden change of mind,

A gormless group of protesters could be seen standing by as the desperate daughter screamed: “She’s in the ambulance, she’s going to Canterbury - do you think I’m stupid? She’s in Canterbury!
"I need to go to the hospital, please move your cars. This isn’t okay!"
Despite her helpless cries, the protesters refused to budge.
And the woman could be heard begging: “How can you be so selfish? This is so selfish. Can you not just understand, my mum is 81, and she’s going to hospital.

Couldn't they have got the protesters and glued them to the wheels of the ambulance, and driven to hospital as one merry bunch?
 

anglo

LE
Couldn't they have got the protesters and glued them to the wheels of the ambulance, and driven to hospital as one merry bunch?
There are people in those queues that are being held up by these mongs,
that have to be somewhere, and must be there.
What boils my piss, is that the police are not doing their job, for what ever reason that's down to,
doesn't concern me,
For all the wishful thinking on here, of what should happen to these bastards, it's not going to happen,
If anyone touches one of the bastards, the police will be PDQ to arrest them, and they'll
Probably end up in jail, whereas the protesters seem to have a Teflon coating
Mr Plod, do your job
 
Why now though? Is it because the Tories are in charge ? Why’s is so important now to insulate Britain? Is this just an excuse to cause disorder to turn people against the government?
Is this more about socialists trying to make a political point?

It’s a shit show from Johnson and Patel. I’m starting to think that Patel is doing a job she’s not up for doing, in this case she should do the honourable thing and resign.
 

Nobbygas

Old-Salt
This whole episode is a PR disaster for the Police.

As for that harridan, does she really think that insulating every house in the UK will stop a 2 degree rise in the temperature of the planet? Really?

Next, she mentions her kids. Some bloke has tupped her more than once. I don't know whether he should be sectioned or given a medal for taking one for the team !
 
This whole episode is a PR disaster for the Police.

As for that harridan, does she really think that insulating every house in the UK will stop a 2 degree rise in the temperature of the planet? Really?

Next, she mentions her kids. Some bloke has tupped her more than once. I don't know whether he should be sectioned or given a medal for taking one for the team !

Has anyone told her about China, India and Russia polluting the planet???
 
There are people in those queues that are being held up by these mongs,
that have to be somewhere, and must be there.
What boils my piss, is that the police are not doing their job, for what ever reason that's down to,
doesn't concern me,
For all the wishful thinking on here, of what should happen to these bastards, it's not going to happen,
If anyone touches one of the bastards, the police will be PDQ to arrest them, and they'll
Probably end up in jail, whereas the protesters seem to have a Teflon coating
Mr Plod, do your job

That's because we've gone from a Police Force to left wing social workers wearing a Police uniform
 
I want the police to be the police, not everyone's friend. This is not policing. Dick can go, Patel can go, and I don't care in what order. They are worthless, utterly worthless. I don't care who else we would get but these pair of utterly worthless soundboxes can go.
 
I wonder how long this can go on like this before one of the protesters does get seriously injured, or killed by a member of public. Everything just seems to be treading water and I not sure public tolerance can be relied upon indefinitely.
 
In our town animal rights protesters regularly demonstrated in the road and in the driveway of a prominent local pork processing plant. The protesters steadily ramped things up until it was chaos there some days. The police were there but were very soft and just watched. It all came to a stop the day a woman was run over and killed in the driveway by a delivery truck. Is that where this is going.
 
I'm curious as to how one plays the Great Pipes 'furiously'?

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He'd be better off cutting up the bagpipes.........he'd be able to use them as 5 suppositories
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
He'd be better off cutting up the bagpipes.........he'd be able to use them as 5 suppositories
Agony bags..... once he runs out of puff he can jam the sticks up their @rses :D
 
My sister in law kept getting harassed by the job centre to see if she’s looking for work. She now has a part time job, she’s a single mother with kids.
Now this cretin on Good Morning Britain, is like to know if the job centre are pestering her to see if she’s looking for a job.....
I started back to work 3 weeks ago after a couple of months off, while the shipyard was dead.

Still getting tortured with messages from Universal Credit about jobs.
 

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