No, you’re not having a bad dream: this is what is really happening in the UK right now. The British government, led by Boris Johnson PM, is enthusiastically implementing one of three key demands by Extinction Rebellion, an extremist direct action group which formally launched in the UK on October 31st 2018 and which has been listed as ‘extremist’ by anti-terror police. That key demand is that the UK set up a citizens’ assembly on climate change policy. The Guardian writes:
Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent programme, which aims to catch those at risk of committing atrocities, the Guardian has learned.
The climate emergency campaign group was included in a 12-page guide produced by counter-terrorism police in the south-east titled Safeguarding young people and adults from ideological extremism, which is marked as “official”.
XR featured alongside threats to national security such as neo-Nazi terrorism and a pro-terrorist Islamist group. The guide, aimed at police officers, government organisations and teachers who by law have to report concerns about radicalisation, was dated last November.
After the inevitable outcry from Green zealots outraged (how dare they!) at being called out for what they are – dangerous extremists – but more likely after the police embarrassingly noticed that the British government is busily adopting a key demand of XR, counter-terror police have back-tracked on their original designation:
DCS Kath Barnes, head of CTPSE, said: “I would like to make it quite clear that we do not classify Extinction Rebellion as an extremist organisation. The inclusion of Extinction Rebellion in this document was an error of judgment and we will now be reviewing all of the contents as a result.
Oops! The fact remains however. The tactics, stated aims and behaviour of this group of nutcases were deemed by highly trained counter-terrorist police to be sufficient cause to designate them as an extremist threat alongside other proscribed extremist groups. The government is now implementing a key demand of this group of extremist anti-establishment rebels. Which does make you wonder how ‘anti-establishment’ they really are. But they are certainly extremist. Another of their demands of the UK government was that it implement a policy of net zero carbon by 2025. This was obviously ludicrously unrealistic; however Britain’s worst, most despised Prime Minister ever made sure that she amended the Climate Change Act 2008 to introduce the far more stringent net zero by 2050 target, as her parting gift to the UK. Boris, being continuity Doris as far as climate change madness is concerned, obligingly included the new target in his election manifesto.
So here we are, democracy being seriously undermined by a British government intent on handing control of what will be extremely unpopular economy-wrecking, austerity-and-mass-poverty-imposing, personal-liberty-sapping policies to a group of unelected Green quangos and outrageously biased academics and ‘experts’ who get to decide who they’ll invite as representative members of the public to their climate assemblies so they can feed them full of doom-laden bullshit about climate change. Here is a tweet from one of those ‘experts’ (pictured in the article header with fellow ‘Caboteer’ Prof. Dale Southerton) who thinks she now has a ‘mandate’ to influence the implementation of net zero policies in the UK:
An emotional wreck deciding UK energy and transport policy on the basis of her irrational fears about climate armageddon. Chris Stark, Chief executive of the Climate Change Committee thinks that this deeply flawed, anti-democratic process is ‘as good as it can be’ when it comes to representing the the views of the British people. Jesus H Christ! We really are doomed.