johnm wrote: not even the 1970s and the 3 day week were as bad as this.
John , I know from your past posts that you are an intelligent , thinking man . But sorry mate , the above is simply not correct .
You were either not here at the time , or are looking back with VERY rose-tinted spectacles indeed .
I am sure that most contributors here [including yourself] will remember those dark [literally] and horrible old days of power cuts , fuel shortages and all manner of industrial unrest.
Our parents generation had it even worse , with all of the above , plus the added 'inconvenience' of a world war raging as well .
These children don't know they're alive . Of course there are lots of things wrong in the world today , but it's many times better than the world that previous generations had to endure.
Considering that the foot-soldiers in this campaign appear to be mainly naive and easily led millennials , plus a few mischievous old hippies thrown in for good measure , all of whom are gullible enough to be duped into believing that if the world carbon footprint isn't brought to zero by 2025 , we'll all be blown to smithereens , just makes the whole charade laughable .
You remarked previously about them having "fire in their bellies". Well considering that most of them are lentil munching vegans , it's probably more like flatulence .