This piece was given prominence in our local ITV news last night with lots of very soft interviews with the small band of participants. I wonder why the broadcasters never ask them any hard questions, such as "do you own a petrol or diesel car" or do you heat your home with a gas boiler". Or how about "have you ever thought about protesting outside the Chinese or Indian embassies, as those countries produce far more CO2 emissions than the UK". of course they would never dream of giving these people a difficult time.
Interestingly the BP spokesman was quoted as saying,
"BP supports the goals of Paris Agreement and our ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner.
"To achieve this, our strategy will see us increase our spending on renewable energy ten-fold over this decade, to around $5 billion a year, and also reduce our oil and gas production by 40%.
"As examples of progress in this strategy, in the past six months we have entered offshore wind in both the US and the UK.
"We already operate the UK’s most-used electric vehicle charging network, bp pulse, and plan to more than double our chargers in the country over the next decade, including at our retail sites."
You may have noticed that there is no attempt at defending the use of their product. Only agreement with the premise that they should comply with the protestors as quickly as possible. Why not say that their product is essential for the country to survive and that if they were to stop producing it then it would have to be imported from overseas.
When will people wake up to the fact that achieving net zero is exactly what our competitors in China and India want? These protestors are being brainwashed into believing they are 'saving the planet', when in fact they are undermining their own country by destroying UK jobs and the wider economy to the benefit of our competitors. When will the media start to wake up and defend our prosperity?