Up In Flames ~ Cameron’s Pledge To Lead Greenest Government Ever

Johann Hari on an environmental disaster in the making.


When David Cameron gazed into the dewy eyes of a husky and promised to lead “the greenest government ever”,

what did you think that would involve?

Probably not an attempt to sell off all our trees to logging companies.

Probably not a decision to open up the coast of Britain to the deep water oil-drilling that worked so well in the Gulf of Mexico.

Probably not the bombing of another Arab country

because there would apparently be “terrible economic consequences [for] the price of oil” if he didn’t,

as the Foreign Secretary William Hague put it in a recent interview.


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