At the beginning of September, Mr Baker branded the group “clowns” after a plaque was erected in High Wycombe’s Town Centre suggesting the MP would be voted out of office in the general election next year and had done nothing more for the community than “have his photo taken”.
The group staged a fresh protest on Friday, September 29, dressed as clowns outside the Wycombe MP’s constituency office in response to the jab.
Co-founder of Steve Baker Watch, Gemma Rogers, who described the protest as a “clown-themed vigil” said: “Steve Baker called us, his constituents, ‘clowns’ in the Bucks Free Press a few weeks ago.
“We are concerned that he is a member of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a lobby group working to undermine government action on climate change.
“He is calling for a delay in action, which is the new form of climate denial. We are concerned about the effects of global warming and want an MP who prioritises it. Steve Baker Watch have vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful action.”
The most recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN body) report published today tells us that some impacts of climate change are now irreversible.
[A] liveable future remains within grasp – just. But the window of opportunity for action is “brief and rapidly closing”. The response from UN secretary-general António Guterres was stark: “Delay is death.”
The IPCC report says that we must act now while world governments continue to pursue climate destroying policies. The point is this: We tolerate and suffer these governments and their super-rich masters that they pander to but we don’t have to. We can instead obstruct business as usual, refuse to tolerate and suffer these climate-destroying bastards. We need to act in unity putting away any other differences we might have. Our planet is getting killed, we must act for the sake of our children, young people and future generations. Delay is death.
Instead of responsible government Boris Johnson’s UK government is pursuing climate-harming policies and has stuffed his cabinet with climate-denying ministers. UK Tory MPs are campaigning against climate policies through the Net Zero Scrutiny Group. Legitimate government should be concerned with protecting it’s citizens while Boris Johnson’s UK government is doing the opposite.