16-year-old Greta Thunberg is a bit of a rising star who has been speaking out very eloquently against the damage being done to our planet. Naturally the Right wing have now set their sights on her. Toby Young yesterday accused her of coming from a family of privilege (seriously!) and the usual gobshites have found it acceptable to start slagging her off.
The 16-year-old EVERYONE wants to meet: How politicians from Corbyn to Bercow are falling over themselves to praise Swedish climate activist as she meets MPs - minus Theresa May - for chats in the Commons
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... trike.html
STEPHEN GLOVER: I admire young Greta’s idealism - but why DO our fawning politicians lose all reason over climate change?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... hange.html
The Mailites response:
spreadator, oxford, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
She needs to attend school and stop interfering in the UK which is doing far more than many countries to reduce carbon emissions!
we44, NewcastleOnTyne, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
This schoolgirl needs to go back to school. Her parents must be mortified she's declared herself as an "activist".
Atheist, Arknsaw, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
Do it in the school holidays or weekends, let's see how much interest there is then.
Vulcanman, Somewhere in darkest Lincs, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
And how did she get to UK last week, and how big was the carbon foot print? Talk to people through tele conferencing rather than adding to the carbon emissions.
alfalb, Prt, Portugal, 2 days ago
Hypocrisy at it's best. She's being used.
MrBarkingMad, Hull, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
And this is why all my bills have skyrocketed. Listening to these loony left eco warriors will bankrupt the people of this country. Don't listen to a 16 year old, for goodness sake.
And then in classic tabloid rag fashion they act all surprised by the vitriol that they fuelled:
Greta Thunberg's mother says her family have received threats and have become HATE-FIGURES as a result of her daughter's newfound fame as a climate change campaigner
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -work.html
The Mailites aren't exactly sympathetic:
Fuji User, Brexit by the sea, United Kingdom, 22 hours ago
Jumping on the bandwagon, get back to school.
Rainingagain, Yepp, United Kingdom, 17 hours ago
Scripted speeches she doesn't know the first thing about climate change , and all the VIPs, and mp's clapping like seals because they think they should , laughable really
Generally grumpy, Margate, United Kingdom, 18 hours ago
Why isn't she at school, learning a bit more about reality. Study history maybe?