EVEN by the standards of the loonies who make up most green movements, the middle-class morons bringing disruption to Britain this week are a special breed.
As self-defeating campaign tactics go, shutting down (environmentally friendly) public transport in our biggest cities is right up there. What next?
Chaining themselves to wind turbines so they can’t spin round? Dumping plastic bottles in the Thames to protest against ocean pollution?
The leaders of this “movement” are exactly who you’d expect.
A pompous double-barrelled halfwit barely out of public school who stormed out of a Sky News interview because he didn’t like a question he was asked.
A crank who is convinced psychedelic drugs gave her “the codes of social change”.
The police have looked on and indulged these cretins for long enough[/caption]
Predictably, the sandals-and-socks brigade are almost all fully pledged to the Corbyn cause.
The fact is that Britain has a good story to tell on “going green” — in truth we’re doing as much as anywhere, if not more. Emissions are down 44 per cent since 1990.
The police have indulged these cretins for long enough.
Time to get our country back up and running.
Banks a lot
HATS off to TSB, a bank that — it appears — may actually be interested in helping out its customers. Maybe it’ll catch on.
Every day a new story reaches us of Brits being fleeced by scammers, with banks barely lifting a finger to compensate them. So TSB’s pledge to fully repay punters who’ve been taken for a ride is long, long overdue.
So far other banks have only signed up to a half-baked code of conduct which won’t give customers the protection they deserve — and, anyway, is only funded until the end of the year.
A decade on from the financial crisis, there is still precious little sign that the banks understand the scale of the public anger directed towards them.
They must respond if they want to restore lost trust — in themselves, and in capitalism at large.
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GERMANY’S economic forecasts have been sliced in half — worth bearing in mind next time Parliament’s Remain cheerleaders predict plague and pestilence once we leave the EU.
The Project Fear merchants were wrong in 2016, and they’re wrong now[/caption]
The doom-mongers argue that only by staying at the heart of Brussels’ bureaucratic beast can we possibly hope to keep our economy moving.
Well, no country is more “EU” than Germany, and its economy is proving far less robust than its motors.
The Project Fear merchants were wrong in 2016, and they’re wrong now.