Coronavirus will change nothing

27 Mar

Three years ago, I chaired a meeting of COBRA, called in response to pandemic flu. It felt deadly serious, even if it was only a simulation of what would happen were flu-induced mass-mortality to come to these shores. Officials had run through the “early stages” of the epidemic, but now they wanted to expose ministers […]

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Coronavirus will change nothing

27 Mar

Three years ago, I chaired a meeting of COBRA, called in response to pandemic flu. It felt deadly serious, even if it was only a simulation of what would happen were flu-induced mass-mortality to come to these shores. Officials had run through the “early stages” of the epidemic, but now they wanted to expose ministers […]

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Extinction Rebellion in Favour of Extinction

25 Mar

Fresh from their environmental protests digging up green spaces, an Extinction Rebellion cell in the East Midlands has printed new controversially pro-Coronavirus stickers. The literature, which calls human life a ‘disease’ and Coronavirus ‘the cure’, was distributed in the West Midlands yesterday. Extinction Rebellion ‘coordinators’ have this morning distanced themselves with this group, which is […]

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Extinction Rebellion Rebrand to ‘Fight Coronavirus’

16 Mar

This morning photographers arrived at No. 10 to capture footage of a new group, ‘Pause the System‘, turning up in hazmat outfits to demand the Government do more to fight Coronavirus. The group’s demands include ‘pausing the system’ to respond to the ‘health emergency’, as well as demanding the Government “provide universal basic income and […]

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BBC Buys Into Extinction Rebellion’s Fake Miners

28 Feb

Earlier this week, BBC’s Politics Live passed off Extinction Rebellion protestors wearing fake miners helmets made of cardboard as being real miners. Viewers were repeatedly told that an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Bradley coal mine in County Durham contained “miners” and “former miners”. Guido can now reveal that the BBC has admitted there was no evidence […]

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Police Refuse to Act Against Cambridge Eco-Vandals

17 Feb

Climate change protestors have moved on from illegal road closures to the active destruction of property. Following their Home Office attack last week, the Extinction Rebellion group have turned to ripping up the lawn of Trinity College Cambridge today. This forms part of their action in Cambridge including stopping a council meeting, blocking roads (including […]

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Extinction Rebellion Launch Coup in Cambridge

12 Feb

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 […]

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Notes From Underground #5: A Common Indignation

12 Dec

This is the fifth in a series of essays from our Commissioning Editor, Dougald Hine. In Notes From Underground, Dougald invites us to go deeper into the context of the new climate movements and what they tell us about the moment in which we find oursel…

Extinction Rebellion Glue Themselves to the Lib Dems’ Electric Bus

4 Dec

The Lobby were all abuzz today following Extinction Rebellion‘s ongoing ’12 Days of Crisis’ protests, and today was the turn of the Lib Dems. Only eight days left until both the Lib Dems and Extinction Rebellion buzz off… Dressed as bees, the eco-communists swarmed the Lib Dems’ bright yellow battle bus (perhaps thinking it was the […]

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Extinction Rebellion Start Hunger Strike Outside Labour HQ

18 Nov

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 […]

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Barricades

5 Nov

The background to all this is the tolling of the Abbey bell. It’s tolling now, while George Monbiot reads to us from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change report. He’s reading the section about sea level rise: how it will impact small islands …

Extinction Rebellion Co-Founder Calls for 1,800 Protesters to Go to Prison

28 Oct

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 […]

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Brexit is no right-wing coup, but the means of escaping the EU’s neo-liberal economics that are harming our planet

26 Oct

The mainstream media, New Labour, the Yellow Tories and the Establishment would have you believe that Brexit is somehow a right-wing coup. These siren voices of the Establishment want you to forget that we had a “once in a lifetime” (former Prime Minister David Cameron) referendum that produced a clear result. The biggest single vote […]

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Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Westminster Shutdown’ Cost Police £21 Million

22 Oct

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 […]

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ASI Give Extinction Rebellion Protesters a Taste of their own Medicine

21 Oct

Extinction Rebellion are – as their name would suggest – rebelling against the Mets’ Section 14 Order ban on their Westminster protests. Today they’re outside the DfE asking teachers to indoctrinate kids with their anti-scientific conspiracy theories… Unfortunately for wonks at the ASI, their office directly overlooks the protest. To get their own back for […]

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Sadiq’s Extinction Rebellion Protest U-Turn

17 Oct

Sadiq’s posturing over Extinction Rebellion’s disruption of Londoners’ lives has gone into reverse gear since Tuesday; u-turning from questioning the police’s ban of the climate communists’ protests, to finally calling time on their illegal demonstrations. Maybe he’s realised furious commuters will be responsible for voting him back in next year… In a statement this morning […]

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Commuters Take Direct Action Against Extinction Rebellion

17 Oct

Commuters now physically dragging protestors from the roof of the train. @itvlondon pic.twitter.com/gDkXfJNxmL — Holly Collins (@HollyJoCollins) October 17, 2019 Watch as Londoners finally voice their frustration with Extinction Rebellion and take matters into their own hands. By dragging the protestors from the top of their tube carriage… Guido also spots super posh climate nutter Robin Boardman-Pattinson […]

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The Police Line

16 Oct

May Fraser explores the tensions between love and power in dealing with the police. The other side of the police line at the intersection of Trafalgar Square and Whitehall, two police officers dragged someone who had been sitting, by the arms, across t…

Extinction Rebellion’s Confused Last Stand

15 Oct

After being cleared out of their last outpost at Trafalgar Square and having a Section 14 order banning them from London, Extinction Rebellion have just one protest venue remaining – outside Millbank tower. In the last few minutes, the police have begun clearing the site… The question arises, however; why Millbank? When asked, a policemen […]

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Extinction Rebellion Encampments Declared Illegal By Police

15 Oct

The Metropolitan Police last night declared that all Extinction Rebellion protests must cease as they brought in new restrictions under Section 14 of the Public Order Act. The order came in as the number of protesters arrested for obstructing highways and other crimes neared 1,500. The last main central London site in Trafalgar Square was […]

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Extinction Rebellion Confronted By Actual Scientist

11 Oct

Newsnight had the excellent idea of pitting a nutty Extinction Rebellion protester (and former Green Party councillor) up against an actual scientist and author of the IPCC report on Climate Change last night, and although the IPCC;s Myles Allen tried to be polite to XR’s Sarah Lunnon, he calmly shot down her increasingly erratic predictions […]

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Protestors Storm Wrong Office

10 Oct

Animal Rebellion just tweeted that “Animal Rebellion have just stormed Cargill’s Head Office in London, named the worst company in the world for environmental destruction”. The office in the video it that of Carval, a subsidary which was sold by Cargill in a management buy-out last month. Incidentally, the agri-financial behemoth’s brokerage arm was the […]

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