Monday, 16 February 2015


Here is the text of the pledge made by the leaders of the Conservatives, Lib Dems, and Labour.

"To seek a fair, strong, legally binding, global climate deal which limits temperature rises to below 2C.
To work together, across party lines, to agree carbon budgets in accordance with the Climate Change Act.
To accelerate the transition to a competitive, energy efficient low carbon economy and to end the use of unabated coal for power generation."

How on earth they can possibly know that temperatures will keep below 2C is anyone's guess. As for a competitive low carbon economy, that is an oxymoron.

 So as far as spending 18 billion per years for the next 35 years is concerned there is no difference between these three parties. Needless to say the Greens and the Nationalists also agree. UKIP is the only party offering a sensible energy policy, though they are highly unlikely to be able to put it into practice. 


Rowlyho said...

Another good reason to vote UKIP!

Derek Tipp said...

It does seem tempting, but the outcome is either Miliband or Cameron, not an ideal choice, but Cameron is definitely better, and UKIP is likely to take votes off Conservatives.

Rowlyho said...

Cameron, Clegg, Milliband? What's the difference? The three of them signing up to this pledge confirms that we are moving into a One-Party dictatorship.

Derek Tipp said...

You need to look at other policies. Miliband is likely to spend more and sign up to more EU regulation. Clegg is finished.