We've now had the police's estimated cost of all XR's recent fun-n-games.
Policing the antics of these little darlings who are hell bent on saving the world, cost a staggering £37 Million; enough money to pay the annual salaries of an extra 1,200 policemen. This figure will probably rise as further charges drop through New Scotland Yard's letter box.
The authorities also had to clear-up an estimated 80 tonnes of rubbish left behind by these oh-so-holy, anti-pollution, eco-minded protestors.
Well done chaps. Now back to your comfortable Cotswolds homes, your Land Rovers, and your Hunter wellies; and next time would you please demonstrate in some far-off field (after having asked the owner's permission, of course).
My problem is that I agree with much of their cause.... but I cannot stomach their juvenile methods.
For a good while I thought it was Extension Rebellion. Could not work out why there was so much indignation over a conservatory.ReplyDelete
They soon gave up after they got a bit of a kicking. We should be safe now the cooler weather has arrived.
Cooler, wetter, weather usually sorts them out. I can't really understand how their bosses give them a whole week off work to protest; I can only presume that they're either quite wealthy, or are on the dole.Delete
They are teachers and civil servants and sundry women who either retired at 55 and never did a days work in their lives or never did a days work full stop or just plain wasters.ReplyDelete
Whoever they are, I hope we've seen the last of them for a while.Delete
The fact that they didn't take away their rubbish sums them up.Delete
You'd have thought that it would have been of paramount importance for such a holier-than-thou organisation.Delete
Couldn’t agree:more and as for the Royals and celebs giving us their thoughts... My getting steamed up with anger at their antics could power a small town, giving the National Grid a helping hand.ReplyDelete
At least we didn't have the lovely Emma Thompson joining them this last time.Delete
Absolutely agree Cro, they'd have been far better all going out and planting trees if they want to save the planet...£37 millions' worth!ReplyDelete
Now wouldn't that have been a nice thing to do.... plenty of Brownie points too.Delete
I understand what you are saying and I kind of agree, but faint hearts haven't changed the world for the better.ReplyDelete
I think they are the only protest group of late who started with plenty of supporters and sympathisers, and ended by alienating almost everyone.Delete
Like all demonstrations since 1968 they have been hi-jacked by a small but vociferous element of pro-anarchists who just love causing trouble. The lot who jumped on the roof of a tube train the other day are universally despised by everyone.ReplyDelete
Normally a good percentage of those people on the platform would have been supporters, but acts like that soon turn people around. Very silly actions.Delete
Completely agree. Why didn't the Guardian show photos of the mess that was left behind for others to clean up?ReplyDelete
Like you - I agree that something has to be done - I just cannot support the antics or the hypocrisy of this lot!
Protesting is easy - actually doing something constructive is a lot harder!
As I said at the time, my gathering bits of rubbish from the side of the road does far more good than causing chaos and mess in central London.Delete
Don't disagree, but £37 Million is probably a drop in the ocean compared to the cost of clearing up towns and cities on (not only) Friday and Saturday nights. All in the cause of promoting economic growth by extending licencing hours.ReplyDelete
Anyone who vomits all over the pavement should be given a mop and bucket the next morning (after a night in the cells). We are far too lenient with these people.Delete
I see a lot of comments here by people 'fiddling while Rome burns'. I was at the protests in Westminster and Trafalgar Square, and while I disagree with the tactics of the tube train gluers etc, there were thousands upon thousands (far mor than the press wanted the general public to know about) of citizens from all walks of life who felt/feel strongly about this very important issue. It would be better if we were less concerned about whether they had jobs, left litter or were 'a pain', than the fact that, as I witnessed myself, democratic and legal rights to peaceful protest weren't forbidden by the police.ReplyDelete