Saturday, 30 January 2010

No Discussion Then - David Cameron Has Decided!

An Englishman's Castle posts a copy of a letter from David Cameron's office to a constituent, which I reproduce in full.

"Thank you very much for getting in touch with David Cameron about your concerns over the integrity of climate scientists at the IPCC. I apologise for the delay in replying but over the last couple of months there has been a huge increase in the number of e-mails David has received each day and it taking us a little longer than usual to reply to each one.
I can see that you feel recent allegations have cast doubt over the case for climate change, and the integrity of the science. However, our view is that public policy on climate change has been built over many years, with input from a wide variety of expert sources, and we do need to significantly reduce our carbon emissions.
It is always right to keep an open mind, and question scientific theories. But, those in favour of doing nothing on the basis of scientific scepticism need to show that the risks we run by not acting are small and manageable. Given all the information and evidence we now have, that is a very difficult case to make.
I will, of course, ensure that David is made aware if your concerns, but I am afraid we may have to agree to disagree on this issue.
Whatever your views are, we cannot afford not to go green. The UK economy is still dependent for more than 90 per cent of its energy needs on fossil fuels, which increasingly come from imports. With the era of cheap oil now well and truly over, our fossil fuel dependency is making us uncompetitive and vulnerable to geopolitical shocks.
We can build a secure, prosperous future, but only if we start the work of transforming our national energy infrastructure now, by increasing energy efficiency and reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels.
Being at the cutting edge of new technologies in the energy industry is precisely the action that is needed to prevent the power cuts the Government is predicting by 2017, and it ensures that Britain’s consumers and businesses are protected against the consequences of volatile and rising oil prices into the future.
We need to make the transition to a low carbon economy urgently, and I hope you’ll agree that our plans for a Low Carbon Economy will help create hundreds of thousands of jobs, raise skills and improve Britain’s competitiveness.
Thank you, once again, for taking the time and trouble to write.

Yours sincerely,

Jenny Stoker
Office of David Cameron MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA

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Firstly, with regard to the Disclaimer - rowlocks!

Bearing in mind the writings of Richard North, EU Referendum, Christopher Booker and his newspaper articles, James Delingpole and his blog, what is it that David Cameron does not understand? To still believe that "public policy on climate change has been built over many years, with input from a wide variety of expert sources" still 'holds water' as an argument surely shows that Cameron, like others, lives in 'cloud cuckoo land'.

Besides living in 'cloud cuckoo land' David Cameron also exhibits the attitude of a bully, one who enjoys his 'dictatorial control'. You only have to refer to this article and the quote: "A very small number of people take a different view on the science, but the policy is driven by me, and that is the way it is going to be." to appreciate that there must be a hidden element, a reason for this blind adherence to what is increasingly being shown as a money-making scam. The immediate question that is raised is what is in it for the politicos?  Are we talking 'bungs', 'brown envelopes' and shareholdings by family members 'thrice-removed'?

It must surely be a reasonable contention that science should guide policy, not dictate it - especially when that science has been shown as flawed? Yet here we have all three main political parties in Britain all riding on the 'band-wagon' of climate change. Why?

Then we have the affront to democracy whereby one man, David Cameron, decides that 'the policy is driven by me, and that is the way it is going to be'. That is democracy? Where is the people's voice in this decision? 

I have to make one point, at this juncture - David Cameron has been extremely helpful to me as my Member of Parliament - and therefore as one of his  constitutents - in my current battles with local authority officials. 

Unfortunately, that does not excuse, in my eyes, his disregard for the obvious, his denial that his policies are driven by his obligation to follow the edicts issued by his 'government' in Brussels and his refusal, in respect of that latter point, to be honest with his electorate and the people of this country, resulting in a situation of 'democratised dictatorship'.

Afterthought: Perhaps David Cameron, together with other politicos, has the song from the film 'The Thomas Crown Affair' embedded in their brains? Windmills of your mind!


Mike Spilligan said...

I've challenged my safe-seat Tory MP on climate change / global warming policy of Cameron and had a very similar reply, so there is no dissent, apparently.
I responded that the Tories would look very silly when, as will soon happen, the AGW (or what you will) foundations collapse, and that it would be better to make the inevitable U-turn before that happens. There has been no further reply from him.
A robust, on-topic comment on this matter to another Tory MP's blog was not posted, though he's posted several of mine before. I find this all rather sinister and is bound to help the smaller parties.

Witterings From Witney said...


Sinister it most certainly is! Bungs or Brown Envelopes it must be 'cause it sure aint due to reasoned thought!