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Tuesday, 15 March 2011

These are my policies; if you don't like them I have others

Eighteen months ago the Energy and Climate Change Secretary (Ed Miliband) told us that we would  have to enact ‘big changes’ in our lifestyles because there would be a painful transition from polluting energy sources like coal fired power stations as Britain tried to hit legally binding targets to reduce carbon emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 and by 80 per cent by 2050.  Actually CO2 isn't a pollutant but a naturally occurring gas that predominated in the terrestrial atmosphere before we had the benefit of photosynthesis and it hasn't killed us off so far, but let's leave that aside.

And then the Labour government put up fuel duty to make the point.

But today the Leader of the Opposition pipes up with "George Osborne needs to stop dithering and act now," she said. "He should help hard-pressed motorists by listening to Labour and immediately reversing the Tory VAT rise on fuel."

Politicians, don't you just love their hypocrisy.

The great thing about leaving the country in a mess is people soon forget and then you can have fun shouting at those trying to clean up. The bigger the mess, the bigger the clean up and the more you can shout.

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