When the state drags you to court and fines you for fire hazard reduction measures that later save your life.
Over the years, enough claims have been found to be false, or misrepresented in their connotations, or superseded, as to make scepticism a reasonable and necessary position.
Brazil’s annual burning seems to have made more headlines this year as ‘prophets of doom’ try to spin it as something wildly unusual or especially frightening, from their climate change soap boxes. Brazil’s rainforests, they cry, are essential for the planet to reach it’s CO2
Some people may argue that this Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest is the exercise of the right to peaceful protest and the police should leave them to get on with it. But to take that view they must believe that anyone can protest for any reason
The right to peaceful protest in the UK has been guaranteed for many many years, and is an essential freedom. But at what point does ‘peaceful protest’ begin to infringe on other people’s rights, to travel or to go about their own peaceful business? And