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That some people think we should use – or no – plastic in the supermarkets, well, fair enough. Freedom and liberty do mean differences of opinion are allowed.

Except, of course, that there are fascists in every line of work. Yea, even, whether we should use more or less plastic in the supermarkets:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The first key step towards this vision is widening the packaging-free philosophy to all stores of all the major supermarkets, and, crucially, not giving consumers who might resist change the option to stick with the polluting packaged goods that feel so familiar.[/perfectpullquote]

That’s not freedom nor liberty, is it?

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Alison Stowell
Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School, and Associate Director of the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business Research Centre., Lancaster University[/perfectpullquote]

Not that freedom nor liberty seem to be something of much interest in our universities. Bit of a pity, given that Britain pretty much invented that expansive definition of civil liberty in the first place.

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1 year ago

The problem isn’t that people have these views. The problem is that the press reports on them as though they are proclamations from the Almighty.

Unfortunately and ironically, due to press freedoms we can’t stop that.

1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

If only that were the whole problem – the idiot politicians in Government act on them and make them policy. Unfortunately and ironically due to democracy we can’t stop that.

1 year ago
Reply to  Q46

If the press didn’t report it then the events driven politicians wouldn’t feel pressure.

The press have a large say in presenting ( if not setting ) where the Overton window is.

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