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The Bishop on the school climate strike:

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Feb 15, 2019 at 8:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

My explanation for how the way Parliament is behaving over Brexit is simple.

They want to do the right thing but they don't know what that is.

Leaving the EU means great disruption. We have been in for 40 years. It will hurt.
But the people have spoken. Not fulfilling the people's will is a loss to our society just as big as an economic impact.

And in the long-term who knows what the EU will become or the UK outside of it? No-on really knows.

So they have to do something difficult but they aren't sure what. The outcome a desperate surge as a herd whenever someone gets any movement going and then another lurch back again.

Feb 15, 2019 at 8:32 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Does anyone else remember the Monty Python sketch featuring the 100m dash for people with no sense of direction? That moment when the starter's gun is fired can't help making me think of the way Parliament is behaving over Brexit.

Feb 15, 2019 at 8:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Stupid, venal or party apparatchiks? Or people who have fooled themselves that they know what is best for the rest of us?

All of the above would be my answer.

I have no explanation for May either. She has brought apparent humiliation upon herself. I cannot see any rationale. But then I don't know why they compete for that job. It loks like a complete PITA to me.

Feb 15, 2019 at 7:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

No I don't have an explanation (which is why I ask questions). But I don't accept any proffered explanation, especially one that asks me to accept that all or most MPs are stupid and/or are in it for their own benefit. Some are, but the few that I have met, were not IMHO. But then what do I know? I also don't buy any explanation that suggests May risks further political humiliation for essentially no gain.

Feb 15, 2019 at 7:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Sky News just had an approving piece about the 3,000 young people who protested in London as pat of the Climate Strike.

Is this the smallest demonstration ever to get coverage?
And how many were the children of the journalists who were covering it?

Feb 15, 2019 at 6:57 PM | Registered CommenterM Courtney

Whereas you have an explanation for what is going on? Oh, you don't need one, you are only here to ask questions. Time to nail your colours to the mast, not using a post-it note.

Feb 15, 2019 at 6:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

One thing you learn as an educator is that there are no daft questions. Another is that problems come when one's opinions are mistaken for wisdom. Unfortunately climate science and politics are afflicted by both problems.

Feb 15, 2019 at 6:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

"Amazing, Rhoda you believe one part of parliament is Machiavellian clever, pulling whatever it is over the eyes of the opposition (and that includes those in their own party who don't agree) and the other part is stupid, taken in by blatant parliamentary manoeuvres. "

Yes, pretty much except for the clever. You can be Machiavellian without being clever. My explanation fits the observation. Parliament and the government (and the opposition) have painted themselves into a corner by trying to be too clever, ignoring democracy and failing to appreciate that the EU is acting as an enemy, or at least not in good faith. Observe the way they debate this that or the other imaginary option oblivious to the fact that the EU will not do what is in our interest or even their own economic interest if it conflicts with the 'project'.

I'm giving you pearls of wisdom here. And all you can do is ask daft questions.

Feb 15, 2019 at 6:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterRhoda Klapp

ITV local news
The reported from Sheffield march..teenagers .. interview with Sheffield uni prof
..then "And this happens on the day that the
first electricity comes it from the mega new windfarm Hornsea1 " .."complete 2 minute advert"

... now onto part2 of report from transgender childrens centre.

Feb 15, 2019 at 6:13 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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