How excellent, we’ve a Brexit test

Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked a primary exit road for the Port of Dover causing “carnage” and delays for holidaymakers arriving from Europe.

Climate change activists are understood to have glued themselves to the A20 road near the busy harbour to “highlight the vulnerability of the UK’s food supply in the face of the ecological and climate emergency”.

Ferry companies have reduced the number of ships they disembark passengers from at one time in order to stagger the flow of traffic.

The impact upon the price of tomatoes in the supermarket has been what?

The vulnerability of the food supply system is therefore what?

19 comments on “How excellent, we’ve a Brexit test

  1. “..highlight the vulnerability of the UK’s food supply in the face of the ecological and climate emergency”.

    Fixed:

    “…highlight the effects of leftists throwing a strop.”

  2. “Why is our government permitting these people to do this?”

    Quite. We all know that if we, as individuals, partook of the sort of activities demonstrators do we would be warned by the police to desist & if we ignored the warning arrested. But, apparently, demonstrators are immune. This can’t be a decision of the individual copper on the street. It has to be policy.

  3. One day when plod is looking the wrong way these types are going to be dealt with by the average frustrated citizens.
    They won’t like it.

  4. Rob +1

    Imagine how quickly they’d be arrested if they were Tommy Robinson fans.

    Interestingly, the CPS defines terrorism as:

    Terrorism is the use or threat of action, both in and outside of the UK, designed to influence any international government organisation or to intimidate the public. It must also be for the purpose of advancing a political, religious, racial or ideological cause.

    Examples include:

    serious violence against a person or damage to property,
    endangering a person’s life (other than that of the person committing the action),
    creating a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public,
    action designed to seriously interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.

    World’s first carbon-neutral eco-prison on St Kilda when?

  5. Any half decent government which had the national interest at heart would declare extinction rebellion a terrorist organisation, bang them up and go after the people who finance them.

    Sadly any government we are likely to get over the next twenty years will at best look the other way and at worst actively encourage them.

    The current lot are already doing their bidding, just not fast enough apparently so the terrorists are fucking up the lives of us poor plebs anyway.

    I do wonder what the end game is for those who are pushing the deliberate destruction of western civilisation. Do they have some great plan to build a utopia from the wreckage or are they simply doing it to watch the world burn?

  6. “We appreciate that many imports aside from food come through Dover, including medicines, but have assessed that a short four-hour blockade will not cause any disruption to vital supplies.”

    This makes me absolutely puke. Like these fuckers have any right to decide how long they can blockade for.

    “Regular engagement with the protest group has also taken place. ”

    Why? This isn’t a group acting in good faith, approaching the council or the police about doing a march, making arrangements, notifying the public. They just descend somewhere and block the road. They are criminal scum and should be treated as criminal scum.

  7. Tar also dissolves most glues, and tarmac has a granular surface. I’m not sure how they glued themselves “to the road”.

    The whole point of civil disobedience is the preparedness to trade your liberty for a cause. If there was no threat to your liberty it wouldn’t be a protest. So, we should be upholding our side of the civic contract and chucking these lot in chokey.

  8. Imagine how quickly they’d be arrested if they were Tommy Robinson fans.

    Indeed, for right wing terrorism is the greatest threat we face:

    The fastest-growing terror threat in the UK comes from far-right extremism, police have said.

    Told you so, but wait, what’s this:

    He said far-right terrorism had gone from 6% of the caseload two years ago to 10% today, adding: “It’s small but it’s my fastest-growing problem.”

    I’m surprised they didn’t say its nearly doubled or something similarly misleading, to make it sound even scarier.

    But what’s this?

    But, he said, the biggest threat still came from jihadists.

    Oh, so nothing really changed except by having that further down the page those who only skim the headline and first couple of lines (most people I’d guess) will have been fooled it to believing it was the biggest problem.

    And why has there been an increase in right wing terrorism?

    The briefing was also told the threat comes from a “spectrum” of right-wing ideologies.

    They range from far-right groups that are anti-immigration and anti-Islam and so-called white nationalists through to neo-Nazi white supremacists, such as National Action and its spin-offs, System Resistance Network and Sonnenkrieg Division.

    Because a bunch of nasty thugs and skinheads who have blighted our inner cities for years have been declared terrorists so that the police and security service have to divert resources from the real threat to our society to appease the left and assorted Muslim groups.

    They could have easily started the article “Islamist jihadists remain biggest terrorism threat in UK” and then followed up with a comment about right wing groups being declared terrorists which makes it look like there’s been a major increase in right wing terrorist organisations.

  9. Carnage would have occurred if the lorries just drove over them. It appears that they did not.
    So what is “carnage”

  10. “We appreciate that many imports aside from food come through Dover, including medicines, but have assessed that a short four-hour blockade will not cause any disruption to vital supplies.”

    Assessed how? Did they ring up every business, surgeon, doctor, government department and individual in the country to ascertain this? With cost analysis and life cycle studies of all perishable goods that would be in transit at the time?

    Or did they just spout some bollocks about doing an “assessment” because they think it makes them sound smart and organised…?

    Answers on a postcard, etc

  11. “Petrol or acetone”

    I don’t know about Acetone, but Petrol makes a bit of a mess of the road surface, so you can expect those hard working people from the local highways dept to cause equal disruption when effecting repairs…

  12. @Bloke on M4 September 22, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    We appreciate that many imports aside from food come through Dover, including medicines

    What msm don’t tell us: we export more than we import* – same as the “safe water chemicals”

    * Van Orden vid from EU Parl – 44 exporting to EU, 33 EU exporting to UK – can’t find it

    Good points in this eg NI Backstop border bollocks:

    United Kingdom MUST leave on 31 October, EU’s Barnier needs hurry up call – UK MEP Van Orden
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezZQ-uXZ_Qs

    .
    BREXIT WARNING: “Don’t reduce UK to a vassal state” – German MEP Gunnar Beck
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgWrxve4pEk

    BREXIT: UK’s exit is equivalent to 19 countries leaving EU at the same time – German MEP Hans Olaf
    youtube.com/watch?v=aJWBA1IGUes

    .
    @BiND

    Informative and TPTB showing again Pravda lives on in UK

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