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Extinction Rebellion and a Final Say can save our planet

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Headlines about the disruption being caused by the latest Extinction Rebellion protests in Westminster will build and build over the coming days.

The delays to journeys around the capital will of course be real, but everyone involved believes the impact of the climate emergency, habitat destruction and ecological collapse make it essential that our policymakers sit up, listen and take action.

Plenty of us can also see that Brexit, especially of the no-deal variety being threatened by Boris Johnson and his extreme right-wing cronies in Downing Street, will make the work of rescuing our planet from this crisis even harder.

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Not only will building a zero-carbon, sustainable future for the UK be harder outside the European Union but it is also increasingly clear that Johnson’s agenda for the environment will be similar to his “vision” for worker’s rights, namely a veritable bonfire of the safeguards and protections which........

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