Climate change and the right to breathe clean air are rapidly rising up the political agenda in the United Kingdom. The ruling Conservative Party is now attempting to weaponize these issues as part of a toxic culture war to prevent action on climate.
Britain’s new Environment Secretary was once the most hated politician in the land. It is easy to understand why.
As the dust settles on the British General Election, many commentators are still trying to analyse what the results means for policies on energy, fracking and climate. All the signs is that it is great news for frackers and bad news for the renewables industry, especially onshore wind companies.
By inviting Harper to address its Parliament, the British government is explicitly condoning Harper’s policy on extracting the dirty tar sands, which has recently been labelled as “cultural genocide”.
Remember the sight of British Prime Minister David Cameron glissading across the Arctic ice six years ago in Norway? His trip to to the Arctic, at the invitation of WWF, was meant to signal a turning point in the Tory’s attitude to the environment. Pictures of Cameron speeding across a glacier and hugging a cute … Read More
So the UK Coalition government between the Tories and Liberal Democrats is 100 days old this week. While this political milestone is somewhat meaningless, it does give political commentators a moment to measure how things are going. When British Prime Minister David Cameron took power, he said he wanted the new coalition administration to be … Read More
In Washington this morning the big story is political reform of the healthcare system, whereas in London it is once again good –old fashioned political sleaze. Channel 4’s Dispatches programme working with the Sunday Times have carried out a great political sting. They set up a fake lobbying firm and approached various ex-Labour Ministers to … Read More