Police accused of ‘losing control’ of climate protest as Government urged to step In 

Posted: October 9, 2019 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Legal, Politics
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UK politicians don’t seem to have worked out yet that their almost unanimous support for the notorious 2008 Climate Change Act, and lately their risible ‘climate emergency’ declarations, have a lot to do with the street chaos they are suddenly complaining about.

Cressida Dick was today accused of allowing Extinction Rebellion protesters to take control of the police, reports the Telegraph (via The GWPF).

Members of the House of Lords urged the Government to step in and take urgent action as protesters disrupted Westminster for a second day, pitching tents and gluing themselves to buildings.

The former speaker of the House of Commons, Baroness Boothroyd said that she had taken part in demonstrations when younger, but added: “In those days the police were in control of me as a demonstrator.

“Now it seems to me that the demonstrators are in control of the police.”

Her comments were echoed by Tory former Cabinet minister Lord Forsyth suggested that it was “just another example of the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, doing her best and it not being good enough.”

Their comments came after officers had reportedly asked meat traders not to beep their horns when arriving at the 800-year-old Smithfield market in the early hours of Tuesday morning so as not to wake the sleeping demonstrators inside.

Baroness Williams of Trafford, a Home Office Minister, admitted in response to an urgent question that the city of London was “gridlocked” and the effect on business was “quite disgraceful”.

Describing the climate change demonstration as “peaceful with very sinister undertone” she said protesters had “strewn” single-use plastic across Westminster, adding: “The cars gridlocked are unbelievable for the amount of pollution they are causing.”

It came as protesters faced accusations of hypocrisy when they were photographed eating in McDonalds with Ben Bradley, the Tory MP, saying their “lack of self-awareness is absolutely staggering”.

By Tuesday afternoon the Metropolitan Police said they had made 212 arrests, bringing the total held to 531 over two days.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. tallbloke says:

    Uncooperative crusties.

  2. wilpretty says:

    Anarchists need a social crusade to provide them with legitimacy.

  3. It doesn't add up... says:

    Isn’t Cressida a sympathiser?

  4. Gamecock says:

    ‘Police accused of ‘losing control’ of climate protest as Government urged to step In’

    Uhhh . . . police are government. Someone beside the police are to step in?

  5. oldbrew says:

    Boris Johnson’s unused water cannon sold for scrap at £300k loss
    19 November 2018

    Three water cannon bought and refurbished for more than £320,000 while Boris Johnson was London Mayor have been sold for £11,000.

    The vehicles were bought by Mr Johnson as crowd-control weapons following the 2011 riots.

    They were sold for £11,025 to Nottinghamshire-based Reclamations (Ollerton) Ltd who will dismantle them and export the parts.

    Current Mayor Sadiq Khan said “we have managed to finally get rid of them”.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46258584

  6. hunterson7 says:

    Here’s a reasonable suggestion:
    Since the XR wants us to live without tech or comfort, assist them in showing us what it it will be like:
    Hose down all XR protesters with fire hoses.
    All XR leaders lose all electric and gas connections, all internet, and all access to powered transportation.
    No refrigeration, no tech based health care or food.
    The XR can set the example of the future and we can be inspired accordingly.

  7. oldbrew says:

    More EU climate fantasy…

    EU VP nominee backs goal to cut CO2 by ‘at least 55% by 2030’
    Published on 09/10/2019

    Frans Timmermans, who would oversee climate efforts, laid out his vision for every EU policy to be aligned with its carbon reduction targets

    Italian MEP Silvia Sardone, from the right-wing League, described proposals for a green deal as “untenable and ideological”, accusing the EU Commission of trying to “reinvent the wheel”.

    https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/10/09/eu-vp-nominee-backs-goal-cut-co2-least-55-2030/

  8. oldbrew says:

    More farce…

    Boris Johnson’s dad joins ‘uncooperative crusties’

    Boris Johnson called the protesters “uncooperative crusties” who should abandon their “hemp-smelling bivouacs”.
    His father said: “I wear that badge with pride.”

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1485244-20191010.htm

    = = =
    Piers Morgan brands Extinction Rebellion campaigner ‘rank hypocrite’ for using cars and owning a TV
    ‘If you genuinely believe the world’s about to end, start with your own carbon footprint’

    Today the presenter directed his ire towards an Extinction Rebellion protester who was taking part in a heated debate about climate change protests.
    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/tv/piers-morgan-brands-extinction-rebellion-17055382

  9. oldbrew says:

    Extinction Rebellion funded by charity set up by one of Britain’s richest men

    Sir Christopher Hohn, who is worth £1.2 billion, gave £50,000 to the group, because there is an “urgent need” for people to wake up to climate change.

    The charity he co-founded, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, also donated more than £150,000.

    None of its money was spent on civil disobedience, it was said on Thursday night.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/10/extinction-rebellion-funded-charity-set-one-britains-richest/
    – – –

    Time to open the empty box…

    Extinction Rebellion’s clueless doom-mongering is finally getting the scrutiny it deserves
    10 OCTOBER 2019

    Extinction Rebellion is a doomsday cult, devoid of any association with reality

    In normal circumstances, when someone tells you that billions of people are about to die you laugh in their face.

    Not only have Extinction Rebellion been allowed to shut down our streets and waste police resources, they’ve received an overwhelmingly sympathetic hearing from the luvvie media establishment.

    Yet could the tide, finally, be turning as the public tires of the relentless disruption? A YouGov poll released earlier this week found over half of the public oppose Extinction Rebellion’s aim to “shut down London”.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/10/extinction-rebellions-clueless-doom-mongering-finally-getting/
    – – –

  10. oldbrew says:

    Met Police have finally had enough.

    Extinction Rebellion: Police ban London protests
    1 hour ago

    Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said the ban had been imposed due to breaches of the Public Order Act and “ongoing serious disruption to the community.”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50051279

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