By Paul Homewood
Now, who would have thought that??
Interim report published by UK’s first citizens assembly for the climate crisis urges government to use forthcoming economic stimulus to move closer to net zero goal, while highlighting that public is prepared to make emissions-slashing lifestyle changes.
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As I warned at the very start, this nonsensical “Climate Assembly” would only result in one conclusion. After all, why was the Green Party so keen on the idea from the start.
A group of people with virtually no knowledge of the subject have been assembled, fed a pack of lies by so-called “climate scientists”, and deliberately starved of the relevant facts. In their midst there will no doubt have been a small number of green activists, able to practice the same entryism as their Momentum and its predecessor, the Militant Tendency to ensure its minority views are carried.
Nowhere, I very much doubt, was it explained to the members of the Assembly that this emission slashing would cost £50bn a year – some £2000 for every household in the country. Nor, I doubt, was it explained to this naive collection any reduction in UK emissions would have no effect at all on the climate, as most of the rest of the world will still continue to maintain a rapid rise in their own emissions.
This whole idea, backed to its eternal shame by pretty much all of our Parliament, has been a travesty of democracy. The idea that the votes of a few hundred brainwashed fools should override the wishes of the public at large is a return to the rotten borough politics of the 19thC.
It is time for a full public debate about climate policies, with the public being given all of the facts. Politicians of all parties also need to be honest, and tell us which taxes or spending cuts they propose to pay for all of this green nonsense.
It is also time for the media to step up to the plate, and start to give us the real facts.
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June 23, 2020 at 04:12PM