CLIMATE NUT BROWN WILL RUIN BRITAIN
GORDON Brown was yesterday accused of signing a £500billion death warrant for Britain’s economy in his desperate quest for a climate change deal.
The Prime Minister has offered a dramatic 42 per cent cut to 1990 levels of carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020. His pledge – the biggest reduction proposed by any western industrialised nation – was made despite a continuing debate about whether mankind is to blame for climate change
Ignoring the dire state of the country’s finances and record Government borrowing figures announced yesterday, Mr Brown has already pledged to hand over £7.5billion to an international fund to help poorer countries cope with climate change.. He made the 42 per cent offer in a bid to give the flagging talks in Copenhagen a fresh impetus with world leaders, including US President Barack Obama, trying to find a face-saving formula on the last day. If he succeeds, he will be able to claim that he saved the planet much as he boasted of having “saved the world” over the banking crisis.
But the TaxPayers’ Alliance warned that achieving the target would require the economy to be slashed by 30 per cent from expected levels. It argues that without a technological miracle in the next 10 years, the only way to achieve the cuts is to shrink the economy. It says existing technology – such as new nuclear plants – will not be ready by 2020 and there is not enough time to develop new ones sufficiently to have an impact by then.
The Alliance’s research director Matthew Sinclair said: “It is absolutely incredible that Gordon Brown is still pledging ever more extreme and expensive cuts on Britain’s behalf. “The Government are relying on rapid economic growth to help restore the public finances to health, but meeting such an ambitious target could require a recession of unprecedented ferocity. Governments shouldn’t sign up to targets unless they have a plan to meet them. They definitely shouldn’t sign a death warrant for the British economy.” He added: “You will not be able to maintain any substantial manufacturing industry. There will be a huge increase in energy costs, pushing the average family to the brink. The 42 per cent target would also require big reductions in driving.”
Brown’s offer is 10 times as deep as the cut promised by President Obama for America, which produces about 25 per cent of the world’s man-made carbon dioxide with just four per cent of the population. The cuts are likely to require controversial measures such as more wind turbines, road pricing and green taxes.
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So where the fuck is the evil bastard now - anyone seen Gordon? He disappeared very quickly having jabbed his nail-bitten finger at several world leaders when he didn't get his own way!
Tantrums, tantrums, Gordon - don't throw all your toys out of the pram!! No one is going to like you if you do that - oh, wait, nobody has ever liked you, the man who has run the Country the same way as he did with his own bank account when he was at school and then later at university - writing cheques you didn't have the funds to cover, Gordon, just as you're continuing to do now with your ludicrous pledges of stupid amounts of money the Country doesn't have, thanks to you!