It is a Yes-No question, "Do you regret the defeat of the miners in 1985?"
I would use British coal, and nuclear power, to generate the electricity to run the public transport that Extinction Rebellion has today disrupted. If they want to know who does, and who does not, take the Tube, then they need to ask themselves how often, if ever, their own parents do so.
These shenanigans provide a welcome opportunity for me to repeat my invitation to Greta Thunberg, who is highly commended by Laura Pidcock. Moreover, if Ms Pidcock had her way, then Ms Thunberg would already be of voting age.
During the impending General Election campaign, Ms Thunberg's considerable family wealth, and her vast corporate sponsorship, would easily stretch to bringing her here to North West Durham, with its former steel town and with its former pit villages.
In that town and in those villages, she could extol the wonders of deindustrialisation. Then I and others could reply. Come on, Greta. I dare you.