If democracy looks doomed, Extinction Rebellion may have an answer | John Harris

At the heart of a new climate emergency bill lies a simple idea to cut through Westminster groupthink: a citizens’ assemblyThe timing is impeccable. In the midst of political ferment across the world, and with anxiety about the coming winter hardening into dread, Extinction Rebellion is back. Over the weekend it has made its presence felt in towns and cities around the country; now, in the wake of several of its organisers being arrested, its activists and supporters are preparing to arrive on Tuesday at Parliament Square, outside the Welsh parliament in Cardiff, and in the centre of Manchester.As usual,… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/30/extinction-rebellion-democracy-climate-emergency-bill-citizens-assembly