Thursday, April 20, 2006
David Cameron of the Arctic Circle Exploitation plc
As a long-standing Green Party activist I welcome the fact that David Cameron, the leader of the UK Conservatives, is to take a trip to the Arctic Circle to see for himself the effects of climate change. The fact remains however that he leads a party of economic dinosaurs who cherish the belief that it is possible to take forever from finite resources, and to expand forever into a finite space. They also cling to the irrational notion that this material throughput must increase year on year forever. David Cameron will talk the greenish talk, but like Tony Blair, his corporate paymasters will see to it that he continues to walk the walk of free market fundamentalism. To slow and reverse the process of global warming requires a change in economic thinking and performance far more serious than that which is contemplated by any party of the present political establishment.