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George and the Green Dragon

November 28, 2019 7:30 PM
By Simon Oliver

George Monbiot, in an article in the Guardian on 27/11/2019 says numerous positive things about the Liberal Democrats Environmental offering:

And recognises the departure from honesty indulged in by Labour:

He then ignores his own argument, defaulting to authoritarianism and ignoring reality by saying, about the Libdem offering:

He ends with a self-defeating statement:

The obvious exception he fails to spot being, of course, all those voters he is urging to vote for Labour and the Greens. They can choose whether or not to destroy our lives.

And if you fail to acknowledge all of their day-to-day concerns about taxes, the cost of living, jobs, leisure pursuits and all that pesky quality of life, including voluntary changes of behaviour that lead to market forces which shape coporate goodwill, you are not offering people a solution to the climate emergency that will work.

And it is the awkward requirement for proposed solutions that work that mean voting for Labour and the Greens (except where they are clearly in favour of remain and there is no Libdem candidate poised to beat the Tories) is the wrong way to go about saving the planet.

NB this is the personal opinion of the author and may or may not reflect wider opinions of the organisation.