We shall have a lot more of this posturing by a European political class that has lost all ability to lead, knowing only how to carry out the commands dictated by transnational corporations. The UK government joined those of Wales and Scotland in announcing a climate emergency yesterday. I could suggest that’s better late than never, but however appropriate that might be it would be churlish of me: politicians always follow, and this time too late.
Of course, they might not have followed at all without Extinction Rebellion. The power of peaceful direct-action campaigning can now be considered proven. Expect a lot more of it.