How is appointing people for the assemblies democratic? Juries aren't democratic they're supposedly random but I've known people who have been selected for jury service many times yet others who have never been selected throughout their long life. Somehow random seems to mean keep picking people repeatedly.
Democracy is about presenting yourself to a constituency and letting them decide if they want to vote for you based on what information they have about you, your policies, etc.
Appointed bodies are quangos. Not democratic at all. So that's one flaw in that policy and their manifesto.
Their other flaw is simply that most people probably believe action is needed on pollution and climate change but they really don't listen to people who protest by shutting down cities or towns. The message gets lost as a result.
XR doesXR does not espouse any policy position, but advocates for a citizen's assembly as a democratic means of deciding the best path. not espouse any policy position, but advocates for a citizen's assembly as a democratic means of deciding the best path.
No policy position? Does these mean they have no idea of how to achieve what they claim are their goals? Of carbon neutrality by 2025 or 25 years earlier than UK scientists and policy makers advising UK civil service and government say is the earliest that could be achieved is their goal of course.
My doubts over the citizen's assembly I've mentioned earlier.
Basically they've lost my support even if I want a cleaner world with less pollution and climate warming. Their protests have done that for me. Of course that might label me as a right winger and allow my views to be discussed accordingly. If that happens then I'd counter with the opinion that XR is a typical leftie group whose using climate change to attack the establishment and trying to completely change society to their ideals.
Btw they're called extinction rebellion which has initials ER. Technically more right to call them ER than XR.