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HUNDREDS of Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists have wheeled a mock lighthouse ship, the size of a double-decker bus, towards the Labour Party conference on Brighton seafront.
“Sound the alarm our house is on fire,” the ship broadcast as Labour delegates and activists arrived yesterday morning.
Playing an “alternative shipping forecast,” it warned: “Attention all areas, global heating predicted. Happening now. Increasing exponentially later. Business as usual moving slowly. Situation critical. Deepening. Crisis imminent.”
XR spokeswoman Verya Young told the Star that the activists welcomed Jeremy Corbyn’s declaration of a climate emergency but that more needed to be done.
“They’re on our patch. So this is a great opportunity to build on the climate emergency that Corbyn has called,” Ms Young said.
“We’re a movement of movements. We need to put aside our differences and work together to overcome the climate emergency.
“This is not something happening tomorrow; its happening now.
“Nobody’s doing enough. We [XR] wouldn’t exist if politicians were doing enough.”
Meanwhile, the Communist Party executive welcomed the recent global protests and praised the commitment of school children to exposing the connection between climate change and capitalism.
At a meeting this weekend, Britain’s Communists also highlighted the military’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and pointed out that “green” policies have the potential to create many more jobs than they would decommission.
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