Snippa’s really very annoyed with Ed Davey.
I could go on. But let me summarise instead. This is hard-core, right-wing neoliberal economic illiteracy. It manages to make George Osborne look left-wing. And it shows not the slightest understanding of economics, the role of government in society or the nature of money and its relationship to tax. It’s also callously indifferent to society, the role of government, all who work in it and all who are dependent upon it.
For all those who had, like me, considered voting LinDem for tactical reasons I do seriously wonder whether it might be time to think again. The idea that the LibDems should ever be trusted near government ever again does look to be in doubt once more, although I am aware that for many the doubt never went away.
Hmm. It’s about this speech. Which contains:
New laws to require a financial institution or large corporate to publish their multi-year strategy to move to net zero.
And there’s the cause of the ire. Ritchie’s carbon accounting network hasn’t even written a report yet. And already someone is solving the perceived problem. Meaning there’s no opportunity for a grant or two to suggest the policy that has already been adopted.
Shame really, eh?