Extinction Rebellion

Meet Extinction Rebellion's latest offshoot

14 September 2021 8:26 am

What have environmentalists got against commuters? Not for the first time a group of bedraggled climate nuts have taken their…

The law is not fit to stop Extinction Rebellion’s street protests

29 August 2021 2:20 pm

Extinction Rebellion (XR) are once again blocking London’s streets, reportedly emboldened by the Supreme Court’s recent Ziegler decision – which…

The problem with PC policing

28 August 2021 1:33 am

Ah, the last days of summer. Long evenings, sunny weekends, and crusty Extinction Rebellion hippies blocking arterial traffic lanes to…

Don't 'Kill the Bill'

8 July 2021 4:00 pm

Are the rights of protesters and the rights of all other citizens fairly balanced? Think back to the Extinction Rebellion…

What do Extinction Rebellion have against a free press?

30 June 2021 8:45 am

One can only hope that the profound political thinkers of Extinction Rebellion took care not to dump cow manure on…

The economic illiteracy of anti-capitalists

29 June 2021 10:05 pm

Back in October, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart recommended that countries borrow heavily during the pandemic. ‘First, you worry…

The shifting language of shame

8 May 2021 9:00 am

As his tweed jacket flapped open to one side of his stomach, my husband stood up unsteadily and arched his…

A woke church is doomed to fail

27 December 2020 6:00 pm

My church attendance leaves something to be desired and I can’t cite Bible verses for every occasion. Yet for as…

All protests are not equal in the eyes of the police

26 September 2020 9:00 am

I’ve never been a great fan of public demonstrations. When I was at university, one of the great causes du…

Portrait of the week: Case takes over civil service, Zoom profits rocket and Ocado adopts M&S

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Home Simon Case, aged 41, the private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge 2018-20, was appointed Cabinet Secretary and Head…

Extinction Rebellion's plan for eco-oligarchy

30 August 2020 1:02 am

It is very rare (although not unprecedented) for law breakers to attempt to be law makers. But Extinction Rebellion is…

The rise of the Econian

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The public school elite who rule the wokerati

Revealed: Extinction Rebellion’s plan to exploit the Covid crisis

4 April 2020 9:00 am

Extinction Rebellion sees coronavirus as an ‘opportunity’

The perils of owning an erotic Nazi toy

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

My parents told me that their wartime childhoods were punctuated by the expression: ‘Don’t you know there’s a war on?’…

The police are in thrall to Extinction Rebellion in Cambridge

18 February 2020 2:21 am

When I read that police were invoking emergency powers at an Extinction Rebellion protest in Cambridge I thought: about time,…

Did everyone in punk sell out?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

For many people of a certain age (full disclosure: mine), punk has been a weirdly persistent presence. These days, we…

It’s science, not protest, that will save the planet

21 December 2019 9:00 am

One might expect that the challenge of climate change would encourage many young people to take up Stem (science, technology,…

‘I’ve had two totally successful marriages’: Stanley Johnson interviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

If anything could make me feel sorry for Boris Johnson, it’s meeting his father, Stanley. Before we met, he sent…

Meet Congo, the Leonardo of chimps, whose paintings sell for £14,500

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Three million years ago one of our ancestors, Australopithecus africanus, picked up a pebble and took it home to its…

40 years on, Life of Brian has made the world a darker place

9 November 2019 9:00 am

I went to the Battle of Ideas at the Barbican last weekend, a free speech festival organised by the Brexit…

How violent are our jails?

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Big Ben protests An Extinction Rebellion protestor climbed to the top of the Elizabeth Tower, which houses Big Ben, with…

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Percy and I have seen quite a few movies recently and enjoyed many of them, which is rare. But the…

Lewis Hamilton and the unbearable climate change hypocrites

17 October 2019 2:47 am

By now we’re all used to being lectured by woke hypocritical celebs. But Lewis Hamilton’s suggestion that we all turn…

What Extinction Rebellion and the People’s Vote campaign have in common

16 October 2019 6:14 pm

Extinction Rebellion (XR) has announced it will finish its ‘Autumn Uprising’ earlier than planned in order to make way for…

Portrait of the week: Brexit approaches, Extinction Rebellion protests and Donald Trump tweets

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Home After a telephone conversation between Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, a Downing Street…