Five years on from An Inconvenient Truth and the explosion of environmental concern, Lena Miteyko provides a timely reminder of why we need to return to Al Gore’s message and save our environment from disaster – even if it means deprioritising the economy.
Which side do we take? Do we veer towards maintaining the beauty and well being of the Earth, or do we concede to the attraction of Continue reading
While musing about the nature of modern politics I remembered an encounter I had with the then council leader of a Home Counties’ District Council. A Conservative fellow of honest repute who when asked by my good self whether he would consider standing for Parliament after his service “running” the district council replied thus: “No. I control a bigger budget than I ever would as an MP”.
It was at this moment that my membership and association with the Conservative Party officially died its final and very terminal death. Since that day 7 or 8 years ago I have always wondered why right-wing types vote for the Conservative Party and having analysed all the data have come to following conclusion. Continue reading
We are going to save the planet. We are just not sure how. That would seem to be the message from our political followers.
There is one minor flaw in this argument – especially when one looks at their track record on achieving anything – they will not save the planet. Remember how the NHS has been saved? Just look at our education system – the best in the world. No doubt there. A transport network that would make Roman road-builders jealous. Our railways whoop the French TGV – and our replacement bus service is the best in the world. International terrorism is now a long forgotten blemish, whilst the Middle East is the edenic paradise of Biblical times. Only last week Lansley cured cancer. Having made the world a better place, our brave boys in Whitehall are now going to save it. Thank God for that. Continue reading