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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Huhne The Loon


Roger Helmer writes about the Climate Change Orthodoxy in this week's newsletter as follows -

And yet we have our Climate Change Minister, Lib-Dem MP and former MEP Chris Huhne, not content with the EU’s current commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020, but urging an even more aggressive target of 30%. This sets our new coalition government in conflict with our major EU partners, who have mostly reacted with horror at the idea of an even more fanciful and damaging target. Truly it was said, “Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad”.

It's quite a point. Do we have total nutters at the heart of the Liberatory coalition? Clegg's wife has a well-paid job with a windmilling outfit hoping to make millions from covering the country with these useless items. Huhne's lost it completely, and Clegg alongside the two of them, spouting climate gobbledy-gook along with Cameron.

Ukippers will be furious of course. But the coalition this is what they deliberately voted for, they tell us. We have a mad government, elected by mad voters. Why do we expect anything sane?

Helmer's Piece -

Riddle: Why is the euro like climate change?



Roger Bootle, a Telegraph columnist and Managing Director of Capital Economics, is one of the UK’s most respected economists. He was also, as it happens, one of the key speakers at my first Climate Conference in Brussels in April 2007.



In a Telegraph article on June 7th, he talked at length about Gordon Brown’s vital decision to keep Britain out of the euro – one of the very few good decisions that Gordon made (http://is.gd/cNAEi ). And he asks whether there is an issue of similar consequence facing our new government. Let me quote:


“There doesn't have to be a parallel to the euro issue for the current government, but I think that there is – climate change. Again this has a European and a quasi-religious aspect to it. There are both fervent adherents and sceptics within the Cabinet.

The UK is committed to incurring enormous costs to meet ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions at a time of economic stringency at home, and when large parts of the world are hell-bent on emission-creating economic growth. Scepticism about man-made climate change is growing and, despite the position of the Prime Minister, the orthodoxy may well be overturned at some point”.


Let's hope.



Huhne The Loon leaves his wife for his PR assistant. The Liberal Democrats do it again....display instability of one kind or another...
Daily Mirror.

3 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

No, the Tory "green" policies were just another reason not to vote for them too.

tapestry said...

As a large majority believe in the threat from global-warming, any mainstream party has to pay lip service - especially as regards swing voters.

The Conservative strategy was to win Lib Dem votes. Thanks to UKIP we won them as partners in a coalition.

You have to think through the consequences of voting.

Did UKIP really want a europhile Party in government pulling Cameron away from euroscepticism, and against his backbenchers?

The same goes for Europe as for climate. By helping Lib Dems into government, UKIP are hurting themselves and Britain. In practice Cameron could have more sensible policies without UKIP's best friends in a coalition.

Twig said...

The problem is that we believe that Cameron is a EUrophile, and that if he'd won a overall majority it would have been taken as public approval of that position, thus prompting him to mover ever closer to Brussels.

The result tells him otherwise.