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PETER HITCHENS: I will tell the truth about the fanatics of Extinction Rebellion

It will soon be impossible to criticize the fanatics of Extinction Rebellion.

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It will not surprise me at all if I and others are persecuted in the coming years because they have dared to doubt them.

Soon we will be in a poor, dark country, with a devastated economy, uninterrupted power outages and a gloomy standard of living caused by their dogma.

We are like a thirsty man who refuses to drink from a tap due to a water shortage, while his local water company does not have hundreds of leaks repaired, allowing thousands of liters to drain away every hour

To bring people to justice to warn against this is a way to stay warm and busy.

So, although I can still do that, I will say that this is one of the dirtiest and stupidest outbreaks of intolerant, irrational zeal since humanity emerged from the dark Middle Ages. I speak as a former intolerant zealist who emerged from it.

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I know all too well the great joy that comes from despising others. And I'm scared of it.

So we go into the cold and the dark, while the red-clad propaganda summers simulate and gesticulate. Protesters were pictured last week on a & # 39; sorrow march & # 39; in London

So we go into the cold and the dark, while the red-clad propaganda summers simulate and gesticulate. Protesters were pictured last week on a & # 39; sorrow march & # 39; in London

So we go into the cold and the dark, while the red-clad propaganda summers simulate and gesticulate. Protesters were pictured last week on a & # 39; sorrow march & # 39; in London

Do healthy people have to stick themselves to planes and bridges to make someone listen? And if they do, will they be pampered by our politicized, biased police, as the Warmists are?

Do healthy people have to stick themselves to planes and bridges to make someone listen? And if they do, will they be pampered by our politicized, biased police, as the Warmists are?

Do healthy people have to stick themselves to planes and bridges to make someone listen? And if they do, will they be pampered by our politicized, biased police, as the Warmists are?

Perhaps the most discouraging version of it can be seen in the painted, blissful faces of the red-clad mime artists found on so many of the demonstrations that demand that this country commits economic suicide.

Who can tell what is going on behind those self-satisfied, ethereal expressions? But they give these marches a strong scent from the era of the Inquisitions that I once thought we had escaped.

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I will not attempt to discuss the correctness or inaccuracy of the Warmists theory of the causes of climate change here.

I know from long, multiple experience that they respond to reasonable doubt with anger and defamatory cries from & # 39; denier & # 39 ;.

Thanks to the vague acceptance of the political and media class of the shouted propaganda and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves. The police are depicted with a demonstrator during a demonstration earlier this week in London

Thanks to the vague acceptance of the political and media class of the shouted propaganda and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves. The police are depicted with a demonstrator during a demonstration earlier this week in London

Thanks to the vague acceptance of the political and media class of the shouted propaganda and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves. The police are depicted with a demonstrator during a demonstration earlier this week in London

I spend a large part of my life in debate and take on every rational opponent. But there are some reasons you can't have a reason for, and this is one of them.

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They prefer anger to logic. This is always the sign of someone who is not sure of his own cause, and hates to hear his inner doubts speak.

I have yet to get one to respond to this simple point. We recently closed and demolished Didcot "A" coal-fired power plant, an efficient, fairly modern plant with a production capacity of approximately 1.44 gigawatts.

Why? Why not at least mothballs? But such caution is not allowed for the major cause of reducing CO2 emissions.

Look at the facts: an enormous 259 gigawatt (180 didcots) of new coal-fired capacity is being developed in China. That comes on top of the 993 gigawatt of coal burning capacity that China already has (690 Didcots).

Perhaps the most discouraging version of it can be seen in the painted, blissful faces of the red-clad mime artists found on so many of the demonstrations that demand that this country commits economic suicide

Perhaps the most discouraging version of it can be seen in the painted, blissful faces of the red-clad mime artists found on so many of the demonstrations that demand that this country commits economic suicide

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Perhaps the most discouraging version of it can be seen in the painted, blissful faces of the red-clad mime artists found on so many of the demonstrations that demand that this country commits economic suicide

The entire electrical generation capacity of the UK, in all forms of electricity, is 85 gigawatts (59 Didcots). If we were to give up completely with electricity, that would make no difference at all to the impact of Chinese coal burning on the atmosphere.

No. Not a single one. Zero. If we completely abolished all our fossil fuel production, including gas, it doesn't matter, except for us, our economy and our standard of living.

The planned increase in coal in China is three times as large as our entire electricity generation industry – wind, nuclear gas and so on. India is also increasing coal production and reached a coal capacity of 200 gigawatts (139 Didcots) last March.

I've said it before. I will keep saying it. Thanks to the vague acceptance of the political and media class of screamed propaganda and their rejection of reason, we are already damaging ourselves.

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Wind generation only works thanks to huge hidden subsidies, paid for by the poor, and is vulnerable to power outages unless it is supported by fossil fuels or nuclear generation.

We are like a thirsty man who refuses to drink from a tap due to a water shortage, while his local water company does not have hundreds of leaks repaired, allowing thousands of liters to drain away every hour.

This is a pointless, self-damaging gesture. And these demonstrators, ignorant and infused with self-righteous anger, demand more uselessness.

Do healthy people have to stick themselves to planes and bridges to make someone listen? And if they do, will they be pampered by our politicized, biased police, as the Warmists are?

So we go into the cold and the dark, while the red-clad propaganda summers simulate and gesticulate.

Hate seeding is not a crime – as long as you are an evil Lefty

What do you think would happen to a man who posted the following words on Twitter: "I would very much like a reactivated IRA to successfully blow up that bastard Johnson and his bad cabinet"?

Given what happened in Brighton on October 12, 1984, is this not particularly rebellious?

So that we don't forget the IRA by planting a bomb at the Grand Hotel, killing Sir Anthony Berry, Eric Taylor, Lady (Jeanne) Shattock, Lady (Muriel) Maclean and Roberta Wakeham.

Many others were seriously injured, including Lord (Norman) Tebbit and his wife Margaret. Not funny.

Because it was a single incident, nothing was done except "words of advice." So there you are. You can call the IRA to blow up the cabinet, and nothing will happen to you (file photo)

Because it was a single incident, nothing was done except "words of advice." So there you are. You can call the IRA to blow up the cabinet, and nothing will happen to you (file photo)

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Because it was a single incident, nothing was done except "words of advice." So there you are. You can call the IRA to blow up the cabinet, and nothing will happen to you (file photo)

Wouldn't the police, who patrol Twitter relentlessly for signs of political inaccuracy, negligence to respect the transgender community, etc., react quickly and forcefully?

Well, more than a month after the offensive tweet was posted on August 20, they visited the author, a Mr. Mark Powell who tweeted under the name "Markhayo."

But there was no heavy dawn of the type so often favored by modern police.

Nor was his house suddenly flooded by officers who went through his bedroom, as Field Marshal Lord Bramall happened after a crazy fantasist accused him of child abuse.

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No, he received a wimpy letter from a police person with almost incredible weakness and a clear signal that he was not at risk of being prosecuted: & I apologize for the unsolicited nature of this letter, and I do not wish to cause you any unnecessary alarm; I must, however, discuss some sensitive issues that may concern you. I want to emphasize that this letter has not been sent as part of criminal proceedings, nor that you are in any trouble. & # 39;

It wanted to arrange a "suitable time to meet."

Powell showed this letter on Twitter and said that the police had been "very civil". But he had not been. He boasted that he had sworn to the officers and refused to retract his words.

He later apologized for cursing the officers in an e-mail, but reiterated that I should not be sorry if this cabinet of traitors was blown up by a rejuvenated IRA & # 39 ;. He then posted that email on Twitter.

One of those who reported the outbreak, a Tory councilor from Aylesbury, named Gary Powell (emphatically not a relationship), contacted me after he had not come anywhere with Scotland Yard.

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He was told by a staff officer to Commissioner Cressida Dick that the National Digital Exploitation Service and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office considered the tweet to be a violation.

But because it was a single incident, nothing was done except "words of advice." So there you are. You can call on the IRA to blow up the cabinet and nothing will happen to you.

Alison Saunders, then director of the public prosecutor, announced in August 2017 a strict new policy for people who incite hatred on Twitter.

Saunders said: "If we are not challenged, even a low level of violations can then feed the kind of dangerous hostility that has been pleaded on our media in recent days. That is why combating it is a priority for the CPS. "Of course not in all cases.

Someone has to tell Norman Tebbit, who knows in great detail what it is like to be blown up by the IRA. He may have some "words of advice" for Dame Cressida.

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