PR: CAMERON’S HOT AIR ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN
The current attempt by Conservative leader David Cameron to don the mantle of a committed environmentalist further illustrates the lightweight nature of the man. Stunts like putting a wind turbine on his roof and going to see a glacier in Norway only serve to remind us that he is a media guru who is out of his depth.
[UKPRwire, Wed Apr 19 2006] The current attempt by Conservative leader David Cameron to don the mantle of a committed environmentalist further illustrates the lightweight nature of the man. Stunts like putting a wind turbine on his roof and going to see a glacier in Norway only serve to remind us that he is a media guru who is out of his depth.
New Party Spokesman Mike Clarke: "David Cameron is already getting a reputation as an ambulance chaser. Instead of travelling thousands of miles to watch ice melting he might just as well stay at home and watch paint dry. Every bit as educational and much less damaging to the environment.”
Most of the so-called renewables are little more than political opportunism and commercial greed. With the exception of hydro-power, they are likely to be short term as they cannot survive without massive public subsidy with off-shore wind farms being the least cost effective of all.
That Mr Cameron has swallowed the spurious agenda of the Kyoto lobby is also revealing. Real environmental improvements have always been delivered by advancing technology and by people taking a pride in their local communities, working locally and buying local produce. Any political leader who forgets this will destroy the only system that can make a healthy environment possible.
Mike Clarke: “David Cameron’s infantile campaign ignores the many environmental advances already made by the UK on air and water quality. All he is likely to achieve will be the collapse of his chimney.”
The new Tory leader refers to a "Conservative revival." However, judging by the number of disillusioned ex members now contacting the New Party, this would also appear to be hot air.
Notes for editors:
1. The BBC reports that Mr. Cameron “has attempted to strengthen his commitment to the green agenda by revealing plans to install an energy-generating wind turbine for his home in London… Later this week he will travel to the Arctic Circle to see the impact of global warming, including a glacier which has lost almost half its mass in the past century.”
2. How even small wind turbines can bring down your chimney. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2136618,00.html
3. The New Party publication "Manifesto for a World Class Nation" sets out our vision for the future and details in plain language how we would achieve our targets. See: http://www.newparty.co.uk/Policies/PolicyDigest.asp
4. The New Party seeks to highlight issues that other parties avoid.
5. Mike Clarke, MRSCMICorr, is an energy and environmental specialist and a spokesman for the New Party. See: http://www.newparty.co.uk/aboutus/biodetails.asp?refid=23
6. The Labour & Conservative parties have now held exclusive power for over 80 years
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