In reality, there is not one single part of government – or the whole of the public sector, for that matter – anywhere in the UK where sustainable development has as yet been properly mainstreamed. And by properly mainstreamed, I suggest DEFRA continues to use the old Sustainable Development Commission definition as in “sustainable development becoming the central organising principle for everything that Government does”.
He certainly doesn\’t lack ambition. So, ex-head of a soon to be abolished quango says that it\’s vitally important that everything government does is done according to the bees in his bonnet.
No wonder he decided to go the quango route to power rather than electoral politics. He actually did have some power whiile the political party he (used?) to belong to has 0ne 656 th of the representation in the Commons.
But as I do like to say, there\’s something that grates about an Old Etonian baronet telling us all we must be peasants again: without even the pleasure of multitudinous children to pass the time.