A mournful post
from my old sparring partner the Hon Sir Jonathon Porritt
. The badger-reared sustainability guru and population reduction enthusiast was eagerly following the speeches at the Lib Dem conference, taking notes – as you do – and was most disturbed to notice how little of the party leader’s keynote speech had anything to do with “Climate Change.” (H/T Bishop Hill
I’ve just spent some time reading through Nick Clegg’s speech to his Party Conference.And I found myself asking whether this might be the first speech by a Party Leader in the 21st Century that doesn’t even mention climate change? Indeed, could it be the worst speech ever, from a sustainability point of view, from a Lib Dem Leader in modern times?I know it’s a bit geeky, but here are the relevant extracts from the speech:“We promised a re-balanced green economy. There will be a Green Investment Bank to channel money into renewable energy”.“Imagine how it will feel to visit home after home that our Green Deal has made warm and affordable to heat”.And, er that’s it
As Porritt goes on more or less to observe – though not so amusingly because he can’t write and has no sense of humour – this is the equivalent of a BNP party conference in which no one mentions immigration, or a Nazi rally in which everyone politely agrees not to discuss Lebensraum, the Jewish Question or the prospects of a Thousand Year Reich. Apart from the Greens, no party in British politics has ever been more obsessed with “green issues” than the Liberal Democrats. So for Nick Clegg to have dropped the matter like a hot potato is indicative of some serious repositioning going on in the Eton Grocer’s terrifyingly schizoid Coalition.
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