I believe in freedom of speech,but if I can't get to work it's costing me money
This seems to be at the forefront of people's minds.
What if as a result of these protests and the removal of many unnecessary vehicles from city roads freeing up road space for more buses and dare I say it bicycles he ended up getting to work quicker?
I see a parallel with workers striking,it's the last straw that causes a working wo/man to strike,because the striker loses pay,and disrupts society whilst risking wider society's condemnation as a result but if it's felt that striking is the only thing left then reluctantly workers will strike.
The country is being governed by the worst government I can think of in my adult life,(including Thatcher's,though her reign sowed the seeds of the present political shambles)it's only concern is remaining in power without responsibility to the people in the nation as a whole.
On the issue of pollution alone,it's attitude and stance is appalling,it removes help in the form of grants and subsidises to industry and individual alike to adopt greener energy,whilst at the same time building evermore roads for individual car owners to choke up,whilst paying lipservice to sustainable and public transport options.Building the HS2 whit elephant as local and cross country trains services are packed like sardines in a can for regular commuters and bus services(sic)are operated as a profit making venture and NOT as a service.
Cycling infrastructure? Forget it cyclists are just a nuisance not to even be consdered past a bit of paint and the occasional afterthought dedicated lane,with a police force so depleted as to be practically none existant and so run off there feet who can't chase up motoring crime,especially where cyclists are concerned,which is endemic.