Damian Carrington, writing in the Guardian.
What’s interesting is that the next sentence goes –
It had risen by almost 20% under Paterson’s predecessor, Caroline Spelman, but fell 41% after Paterson replaced her in September 2012.
So, there are Tories who want to conserve (the clue is no longer in the name) a habitable planet. But Dave, presumably in an effort to keep his make-Attila-the-Hun-look-like-Mahatma-Gandhi friends to the right happy, is willing to throw them overboard.
When they are older, and they understand what he has done, his children will – along with everyone else’s – curse the day he was born.
But of course, it’s easy to denounce the pantomime villain (oh yes it is). The bigger question is – where are the social movements? Where are the people who are learning and teaching how to channel the anger, disbelief and despair felt by so many into effective non-violent political power? Power that isn’t bought off, sold off to the “Opposition” or simply out-lasted by those who would destroy tomorrow for a quick buck today.
Answers on a postcard to the usual address.
btw, the “Vote blue go extinct” line is not mine. It’s from the comments…