Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Greenies on the roof

I've just popped over to the House of Commons and of course this lovely protest by people who never need to use Heathrow Airport. I use it a lot, and live very close to the airport and I want a third runway. Heathrow is a hub and if we don't get extra capacity then the hub will move to somewhere like Charles de Gaulle and lots and lots of people will lose their jobs.

Not that the communist greens care about that. When they came to give a lecture at my school, they made it clear that it was all about rich people paying other people not to work, and people who worked in factories making cars and the such would be paid to sit at home and knit knickers.

It's quite clear that they were let in to the Houses of Parliament by a passholder as the lift they needed to use to get on that part of the roof requires a badge. Also the banners were so long that they couldn't have just got through by themselves as security would have stopped them.

What amused me about the whole thing was a policeman saying to someone 'If you hear a loud thud, we've shot them.'

This attitude was quite popular amongst the people I spoke to, particularly those whose view was being blocked by the banners. Alas, the windows up there don't open so yanking them down was not an option.

Why don't they go get a job and contribute to the economy, instead of trying to ruin it and take us back to the dark ages?

7 comments:

Vindico said...

Quite right Trixy. It has always puzzled me how protestors have the time to do it. Don't they have jobs to go to? I struggle to find time and I have some flexibility in that I run my own business. Still, at least this stunt will keep them from festering at home while they plot world domination.

Fidothedog said...

Where is a marksman when you need one.... :-)

Born Today said...

That's the problem Trixy - they've got a rosy picture of the past.

They want to revert back to the dark ages, without all this CO2 producing nasty industry.

Until you point out that child mortality rates were through the roof, small pox killed and things were much better...for about 1% of the population.

While the rest lived off the land in what we'd call poverty.

The only way out is forwards...

Anonymous said...

The green rooftop stunt looks a little too convenient - not a dickybird on msm news coverage of the EU referendum protest in Parliament Sq. Hmmm...........

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

instead of trying to ruin it and take us back to the dark ages

The EU's already doing a fine job of that.

Mark Wadsworth said...

If you want a third runway, then tell Gerard Batten!

Chris Palmer said...

Yes, what a coincidence, eh..?