Crippled Jesus Christ on a friggin\’ unicycle.
It is true that a tonne of carbon dioxide pollution saved in Bangalore is the same as a tonne saved in Birmingham – but by paying others to make carbon reductions for us, Labour are selling Britain short by subsidising abroad the efficiencies and savings we need to make at home.
There are many thousands of new and well-paid jobs that could be created in the UK with a major national push on energy efficiency, microgeneration and renewable energy technologies.
Creating jobs is a cost of such schemes, not a benefit! And this is a Tory swallowing this idocy for the Lord\’s sake!
No one pretends that squeezing more efficiency out of our economy will be easy, but at a time of economic stress for Britain Gordon Brown should be looking for ways to create more jobs in the UK, not lobbying to use tax payers\’ money to create green tech jobs overseas.
Gaaah! Efficiency means getting the most out of the limited resources that we have. Thus efficiency concerning labour means getting as much as we can out of using the least labour we can. Thus what we\’d really like is a method of having a green economy with no labour employed at all in it!
Now look Barker (for it is that Gregory who has perpetrated this nonsense), we expect this sort of nonsense from the likes of Caroline Lucas but you\’ve been to the London Business School, you know better than this.
Get with the programme will you, you know, connect with reality? Creating jobs is a cost!