After that enormous EU election ballot, nine out of ten top British environmentalists told me that they had not voted for it because, as one explained: \”We actually know what its policies are\” (the exception was Jonathan Porritt, a former chair of the party).
And of course it was Sir Jonathan Porritt Bt. who actually ended up with real power at the Sustainable Development Commission. Which is one good example (the EHRC being another) of why we really don\’t want to subcontract out such bits and pieces of governance: for they become colonised by the nutters who couldn\’t actually manage to get themselves elected.
On a related note I\’m sure I\’m not the only upon whom it grates, that we\’ve an Old Etonian Baronet telling us all that we have to be peasants again.