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Cameron ditches green policies

(hat tip: Liberal Review)

The Tory confusion about the environment deepens. The problem is, they now love the environment but hate one of the best tools we have for protecting it: the EU. Out of desperation, they have thrown themselves into the arms of a party that is deeply opposed to climate change policies:

In an interview with the Czech newspaper Hospodarske noviny on February 12, Mr Klaus said: “Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so.”

He added: “Environmentalism as a metaphysical ideology and as a worldview has absolutely nothing to do with natural sciences or with the climate.” Scientists who said global warming was happening were “politicised”, he said.

Meanwhile of course, the environmentalists they have embraced say similarly batty things about the EU. Take tin foil hat salesman Zac Goldsmith, who mixes environmentalism, cigar smoking and gambling with wanting to smash the whole thing up into little pieces and leave the rest of the world entirely dependent on the US for leadership.

All in all, it looks as if Cameron’s support for green issues is only limited to the UK’s own borders. If only climate change respected borders in the same way.

Up and Downs on the Fringes

UKIP seem to have got stuck in a one-step-forward, one-step-back grind. No sooner than it has been announced that their Plymouth branch have split asunder and formed their own breakaway faction (who, hilariously, call themselves the New Battle for Britain – you can hear their eyeballs squelching in their sockets as they swivel from here), than they gain two new members of the House of Lords from the Tories.

‘Twas ever thus with parties on the extreme fringes, and all does rather strengthen the case against them being a mainstream party. We may yet see two distinct Eurosceptic fringe parties fight the next European Elections, which paradoxically may see the Cameroonian Conservatives hemorrhage activists yet rally support.