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  1. The issue of climate change has been a zombie for at least 3 years now - it's turned into just another tiresome set of social justice antics which everyone tunes out like a car alarm in a parking lot. As one observer noted, all that remains is boilerplate rhetoric from the political class, frivolous nuisance lawsuits, and bureaucratic mandates on behalf of special-interest renewable-energy rent seekers. It breathed its last at the "historic" Paris Agreement of 2015, where the text included typical SJW rhetoric, stating that climate action must include concern for "gender equality, empowerment of women, and intergenerational equity" as well as "the importance for some of the concept of 'climate justice'." The lack of action taken over the past few years underlines the point; most national governments have backed away from forced-marched decarbonization, ignoring the shrill demands of the activists, and that's the way it's going to stay. Horses don't come much deader than the climate one.
  2. It's odd, isn't it? A state broadcaster, taxpayer funded, which relentlessly demeans and denigrates the bulk of the people who are forced to pay for it to exist. Not a good state of affairs.
  3. Get serious. The influential bits of the UK media, cheer-led by the revolting BBC, has been pushing an anti-Brexit line as hard as it can. The BBC's talk shows are packed with Remainers, with token Leavers only included to be laughed at and disparaged. If the EU is distrusted in the UK, it is partly due to the transparent efforts of MSM outlets such as the BBC to push their condescending latte-sipping globalist worldview to ordinary people who are fed up with being patronised. Brexit wasn't won or lost on a careful consideration of the economic issues; it was a public middle finger shoved up at self-styled elites who feel they have the right to dictate to, and ignore, the people. The BBC pushed hard for a No vote in the first place and got their pants publicly yanked down, so they'll stop at nothing to sneer and agitate against a successful Brexit. Quite reasonable distrust of the leftist BBC and its pro-EU line, fosters extra distrust of the EU.
  4. To set against the criticisms, Murray is heavily involved in charities, at rather more than the normal celeb virtue signalling level, and has helped and supported younger British players with kindness and generosity. His impending retirement caused one young British player, Heather Watson, to be reported as saying: British number two Heather Watson said Murray had a heart of pure gold, adding: "You're most definitely one of the most liked and respected players on the tour. I know all of us girls in the locker room are in awe & so grateful for how you always fight in our corner! Thank you so much for that". I think his visible grumpiness may have been born of a dislike of wasting time on media activities which he found pointless and irritating.