That sentiment, though, comes with a time limit. XR has told the government that if, by 5pm tomorrow, it does not meet two key demands — ending all funding for fossil fuel and creating a new “emergency citizens’ assembly” to lead climate solutions — it will “unquit” its tactics of direct action.
That business idea is looking more reasonable. Transits, full of baseball bats available to rent, cruising likely areas of such direct action.
We could even have standard and premium – premium being the aluminium scandium bats, the standard wooden. The joy of the Al/Sc being that as they’re lighter you can get a higher speed at the contact point more easily.
So, who’s got the capital for this?
Actually, the way to do this is to get the one van, the one collection of 50 second hand bats and film the attempt to hire them out as and when it’s possible to intersect with one of the demos – then set up a Go Fund Me.
Make a fortune.
Rob Callender, another XR spokesman, said: “Within three months, Extinction Rebellion will have designed a plan for the greatest acts of civil disobedience in this country’s history.”
We’ve got 3 months to make this happen. Who’s with me?