Green hypocrites the same the world over

Green taliban members are the same sanctimonious hypocrites the world over.

Gareth Hughes racks up huge air miles to lecture us on the evils of oil, Metiria Turei  bemoans poverty dressed in her outrageously expensive designer clothes and lives in a castle with massive rock walls quarries from open cast mines. Greenpeace chug around using thousands of tons of oil to stage a back firing publicity stunt (although they were probably drugged to the eyeballs it’s just as well the Russkies arrested them before they harmed themselves) against providing their fuel.

Now the UK Climate Change Ministry has been busted racking up the air miles.

Minsters in charge of tackling climate spent £300,000 last year flying around the UK, shocking new figures reveal.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change and its quangos charged the taxpayer for more than 1,600 internal flights while lecturing the public about the need to cut carbon emissions. 

The huge bill emerged as the coalition was plunged into fresh turmoil over the environment, as David Cameron ordered a review of all green taxes blamed for pushing up energy bills.

The ministry, run by Lib Dem Ed Davey, spent £148,000 on 668 internal flights last year.

And the agencies and quangos it runs cost the taxpayer another £163,000 on more than 1,000 domestic flights.

A breakdown of the flights showed that most covered trips of more than 400 miles between London and Scotland. But there were other shorter journeys, including flights between Aberdeen and Wick Airport in the far north of Scotland, which are only 200 miles apart by road.

Green MP Caroline Lucas said she thought trains could have been easily used by officials and ministers instead to reduce the impact on the environment.

She said: ‘I find it hard to believe that trains weren’t an option on at least some of these routes.

‘Given the impact of carbon emissions from aviation, it’s disappointing that the department isn’t showing more leadership.’


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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