Yesterday, protesters brought parts of central London to a standstill. This was peaceful, non-violent direct action organised by Extinction Rebellion, who want to see action, rather than kind words, on climate change. The press establishment was aghast: how would they be able to get to Pret for their lunchtime artisan coffee and hand-crafted baguettes?
The reaction from those who constantly invoke the preferences of voters outside the M25, while not venturing outside it themselves, was all too predictable. Tom Harwood, replacement teaboy to the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines at the Guido Fawkes blog, urged the Metropolitan Police to taser the protesters, and as a consequence was awarded a 12 hour ban by Twitter. Self-promoting TalkRADIO host Julia Hartley Dooda took solace in the words of unreconstructed racist bigot Doug Murray The K.
And as these pillars of the media establishment got it so wrong, it came as no surprise when alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson fouled up likewise. The protests continually remind us that the world must act on climate change; otherwise, not so far down the line, there will be no world left. For Bozo, this was too challenging a prospect.
So, as before, he winged his way around the problem, dispensing crass and mindless ignorance as he went, together with a liberal smattering of abuse. Attending the launch of Charles Moore’s latest volume of his Margaret Thatcher biography, Bozo told the adoring crowd of like-minded journalists that the cops had warned him not to come.
“I am afraid that the security people didn’t want me to come along tonight because they said the road was full of uncooperative crusties and protesters of all kinds littering the road. And they said there was some risk that I would be egged”. He called the protesters “the denizens of the heaving hemp-smelling bivouacs that now litter Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park”. His fellow journalists loved it. But it was a futile gesture.
So was calling protesters “importunate nose-ringed climate change protesters” and telling them to “stop blocking the traffic”. So was his claim that Mrs T “was also right about greenhouse gases … And she took it seriously long before Greta Thunberg”. And she did what, exactly, about it? Mentioned it perhaps. Like she mentioned “inner cities”.
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Bozo’s latest off-the-cuff demonstration of ignorance will give his press pals a monetarily warm feeling, but that will soon be overtaken by the reality of falling circulation, pay cuts and job losses. It will cheer ardent Brexiteers, many of whom are highly susceptible to thoroughly disproved claims that climate change isn’t really happening. But among younger voters, it will just be seen as more evidence that he is out of touch with reality.
Citing Margaret Thatcher, under whose premiership there was no initiative of any kind to curb greenhouse emissions, and whose economic policies positively encouraged more burning of fossil fuels, merely compounds the impression that Bozo has no idea.
Sniffy dismissal of Extinction Rebellion is just another nail in Bozo The Clown’s political coffin. Hopefully it will be screwed down - before he screws the whole country.
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