Extinction Rebellion

It's time to clamp down on militant protesters

12 April 2022 5:45 pm

The right to protest against the policies of the government of the day, the system in general or even just…

The Colston verdict is the triumph of values, not law

6 January 2022 8:43 am

The verdict is in on the case of the Colston statue in Bristol. Not guilty. Every one of the accused…

The snobbery of Extinction Rebellion’s Amazon blockade

27 November 2021 8:17 am

Every week brings fresh proof of what a bunch of bourgeois snobs Extinction Rebellion are. The latest exhibit is their…

Insulate Britain are not martyrs

18 November 2021 9:28 am

Throughout the Insulate Britain protests there was a suspicion that the group was deliberately trying to get its members behind…

The perverse fantasies of Extinction Rebellion's founder

5 November 2021 6:49 am

If we don’t cut carbon emissions, your mother will be raped. This is the deranged prediction of Roger Hallam, the…

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…