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The French are misguided.
There is 290 million~ vehicles on euro roads ,most are of a extremely high mass and complexity .
Agrarianism and the consumer war economy do not mix.
Best solution to crash prices is for the banks to stop their consumer credit which is stealing from the community via its inflationary injections.

Nov 17, 2018 at 8:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterThe Dork of Cork

While we have climate nutters protesting and causing mayhem in London, in France we have people protesting and causing mayhem because of the cost of fuel thanks to actions taken to appease the climate nutters:

"France fuel protest: One dead in 'yellow vest' blockades"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46233560

"Why are drivers on the warpath?
The price of diesel, the most commonly used fuel in French cars, has risen by around 23% over the past 12 months to an average of €1.51 (£1.32; $1.71) per litre, its highest point since the early 2000s, AFP news agency reports.

World oil prices did rise before falling back again but the Macron government raised its hydrocarbon tax this year by 7.6 cents per litre on diesel and 3.9 cents on petrol, as part of a campaign for cleaner cars and fuel.

The decision to impose a further increase of 6.5 cents on diesel and 2.9 cents on petrol on 1 January 2019 was seen as the final straw.

Speaking on Wednesday, the president blamed world oil prices for three-quarters of the price rise. He also said more tax on fossil fuels was needed to fund renewable energy investments.

...Laurent Wauquiez, leader of the centre-right Republicans, called on the Macron government to scrap the next planned increase in carbon tax on fossil fuels in January to offset rising vehicle fuel prices.

Mr Castaner has described Saturday's action as a "political protest with the Republicans behind it".

Olivier Faure, leader of the left-wing Socialist Party said the movement - which has no single leader and is not linked to any trade union - had been "born outside political parties".

"People want politicians to listen to them and respond. Their demand is to have purchasing power and financial justice," he said."

Nov 17, 2018 at 7:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Climate protest nutters - Harrabin's take:

"Is the protest fair?
By Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst

We haven’t seen a British green group quite like this before. It thinks marching with placards has failed, so it’s aiming to make mayhem instead.

But have the protestors picked the right target?

The UK is in the leading pack of nations in cutting the CO2 emissions that are over-heating the planet.

The Climate Change Act locks Britain into reducing greenhouse gases by 80% by 2050, based on 1990 levels.

And the government has kept pace with the step-by-step targets so far, mostly by stopping coal-burning for electricity.

It promises to meet future targets too - although its advisers warn it has to improve by getting more electric cars on the road, and making homes and businesses more energy efficient.

The protesters say the targets will be breached if the government spends £30bn on new roads, encourages fracking and looks to expand aviation even further.

Climate change demands a seismic shift in society, they say. And they’re not seeing that yet."

Nov 17, 2018 at 7:46 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Little Emily thinks consumers should all get rebate now capacity auction ruled illegal.
doh !

Nov 17, 2018 at 4:08 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

France paralyzed with fuel price protest 1 dead 47 injured
obv London eco-protest more important

Nov 17, 2018 at 4:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Re veganism
In a Times letter farmer Robert Reader says his farms been in a footprint monitoring scheme for 10 years
- The arable land has high emmissions cos it's tilled, thus releasing gas, and emms from the machines.
He says cows are best way of turning hill land into food.
- the dairy pasture not

Nov 17, 2018 at 4:03 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

dammit, the first post vanished. Then I went back a page and found it. Then I sent it again. Then it appeared twice. :/

Nov 17, 2018 at 3:49 PM | Unregistered CommenterJit

The extinction rebellion folks are also on the beeb. Quote:

Two female protesters on Westminster Bridge, who did not want to be named, told the Press Association they "truthfully believe we're all heading for extinction".

I believe that extinction requires that it happens to all of us, otherwise it isn't extinction.

These jokers might as well protest against oxygen.

Nov 17, 2018 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterJit

The extinction rebellion folks are also on the beeb. Quote:

Two female protesters on Westminster Bridge, who did not want to be named, told the Press Association they "truthfully believe we're all heading for extinction".

I believe that extinction requires that it happens to all of us, otherwise it isn't extinction.

These jokers might as well protest against oxygen.

Nov 17, 2018 at 2:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterJit

White collar eco-warriors to spread chaos Times
\\ A middle-class band of music teachers, civil servants and retired psychologists have been trained by experienced eco-activists to cause “chaos” in London today to force the government to enact radical laws on climate change.
A “day of rebellion” has been organised by Extinction Rebellion (ER) with the aim of blocking five bridges across the Thames. A Times reporter attended a meeting where the leadership advocated smashing windows and spraying graffiti to get arrested. They plan to block Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth bridges.

The activists, who compare themselves to First World War conscientious objectors, have won backing from Lord Williams of Oystermouth, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Julia Bradbury, the television presenter, and George Monbiot of The Guardian.

photo shows Dirty graffiti sprayed all over Defra entrance

Nov 17, 2018 at 12:43 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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