Personally, I preferred the Eurhythmics version myself, but I have to admit the latest caterwauling from the opponents of HS2 in the form of the self-appointed ‘tree-protectors’ who’ve wasted so much time and money getting nowhere when it comes to stopping HS2 is actually quite revealing. This long thread (featuring all the usual suspects) has appeared on the ‘stopHs2’ Facebook page!
It seems that little old me has upset them again and the mask of them being ‘peaceful’ and non-violent’ has well and truly slipped!
I applied to join one of their groups to post a riposte to this abject load of nonsense I blogged about a couple of days ago. I didn’t hide who I was as I thought the reaction might be interesting. After all, they believe in ‘free speech’, don’t they? Obviously not – and a lot more besides. Go get some popcorn before you start reading…
Brent Poland is the serially failed Green Party candidate whom I’ve blogged about here. The remarks from Mark Keir (another serially failed Green Party candidate) look curious. “Delete” me? What can he possibly mean? Take a look at this (expanded) explanation. “I want HIM deleted”.
My, that’s very peaceful and non-violent, isn’t it? Mark Keir is one of the leading lights (that’s not saying much: Ed) of the HS2 ‘rebellion’ who’s spent several years lying about HS2, most famously claiming he watched the tree that inspired Roald Dahl to write ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ actually being cut down by HS2 contractors in Jones’ Hill Woods. It was complete cobblers of course, as I revealed in this blog.
Keir has a habit of being very abusive to HS2 staff on camera, then acting all aggrieved if anyone ever answers back. Meanwhile, back at that thread it seems they also want to burn me…
And there’s more…
What a nice bunch of people they sound! Remember that next time you hear someone wanting to donate money to this bunch of anarchists and fantasists, because all they’re doing is harm. Harm to the woods they’re supposedly protecting, and harm to the HS2 contactors who’re merely going about their jobs. They have a habit of stirring up hate wherever they go and this shows what’s beneath the mask they try and wear. Now that their campaign’s collapsed that mask gets dropped more and more often. Soon they’ll be scattered to the four winds – and good riddance…
UPDATE. 1st August.
Some more ‘nice’ people popped in to add their pennorth and support freedom of information and the right to free speech, or not…
They really don’t seem to able to put down that shovel. Here are the latest diatribes from these lovely people! With such erudition and ambition, how could they possibly have failed so dismally to stop HS2?
UPDATE: 2nd August.
Meanwhile, the fantasies and accusations get even more bizarre from these ‘freedom of speech’ loving people! I do chuckle at the ‘accusation’ – otherwise known as ‘let’s just make stuff up’! Plus, what an utterly bizarre accusation Keir’s dreamt up but then the poor chap’s always had a vivid imagination as well as a tenuous grasp on reality!
UPDATE. 7th August 2021.
Talking of ‘non-violent’. I see one of the ‘non-violent’ protesters from Jones’ Hill Woods has been up in court this week. The Bucks Free Press reported that Ross Monaghan, 38, assaulted two HS2 security guards and damaged fences at the ancient woodland site between November last year and February this year. Monaghan was found guilty of two counts of assault and four counts of criminal damage. He was ordered to pay £775 in costs and £50 to each of the guards he assaulted. I believe Monaghan still has other court cases pending…
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They do find it hard to hide their real natures.
See I got an honourable mention from Kate Webster, a profile alleged to be one used by multiple users, not sure who Phil Brown is though.
Paul Bigland said:
Quite. They do seem extremely paranoid and convinced the only reason there’s so much opposition to them is because it’s a tiny number of people with multiple accounts! It’s the echo-chamber effect again.
Apparently the latest conspiracy fluff from our Kate is we are one and the same, that’s unbelievably funny coming from a profile that seems to be a multiple user profile.
It’s usually the way when a campaign gets found out for basing everything on lies. The decent people leave and only the unsavoury remain.
Brent Poland is really dragging his Green Party down and making them unelectable, the solution is in their hands.
Paul Bigland said:
Very true. They were always an accident waiting to happen! As you say, the decent people start to see through the nastiness and lies, get fed up with the thievery and bluster at the camps and drift away, leaving those with nowhere else to go and nothing else to do behind. I agree about Poland. Every time he hits his keyboard to launch another paranoid tirade or self-justification a Green Party supporter turns their back on the party. Mind you, GPEW seems to be on a self-destruct mission as it is with the internal wrangling over the forthcoming leadership contest, dearth of credible candidates and battles over Trans rights. Grab some popcorn…
I imagine you don’t have any children, or care about life on this earth at all. Destroy, destroy, destroy is all that HS2 has done to life in the UK and any defense of them is suicide.
I hope you don’t live in a flood risk area, and are entirely self sufficient so that when the food crises start hitting hard you won’t be one of the first to die.
Paul Bigland said:
I’m sorry, but this is just meaningless twaddle. Still, thanks for popping along to show to people why the campaign against HS2 was so hopeless. Baseless scaremongering and a jumble of words was never going to carry any weight outside your little echo-chamber.
Lots of “positive” news for them floating around at the moment so they’re in one of their “piss and vinegar” cycles. It’ll end when HS2 chop down WAR camp.
Of course, the news isn’t all that positive for them:
– Their parliamentary debate is just a debate with optional attendance – no big vote like many are hyping it up to be.
– Their activists “winning” in court aren’t wins. HS2 have had what they needed from the process – lengthy bail conditions.
– A few articles on 2B east “stopping”, which is a re-hash of last year’s news that it’s pending the IRP.
I notice they’ve been very quiet about losing their Leather lane oaks as to not disturb the love in they’re trying to incubate.