Perhaps your correspondent from Cockermouth (letters last week), who submitted a damning critique of the lawlessness of the Extinction Rebellion movement, might care to pick up his pen once more to congratulate the government for proposing a law that brands ER as criminal gangsters.

This is the same government that is brazenly flying ( by the seat of its pants ) in the face of international law by threatening to renege on its withdrawal agreement with the EU, thus disgracing our once respected democratic and law abiding nation.

They are doing this to to placate a mendacious cabal of Little Englanders.

The ER campaign is trying to save our planet.