Friday, April 17, 2009

Get Rid Of The Bowler Hats

I would have laughed at you a couple of years ago if you had said that the Tories looked greener than the Labour government. But with Labour wanting to build new nuclear power stations, new coal power stations, and new airport runways, then it's pretty clear that the government as a whole just Don't Get It.

Actually, someone once told me that the problem with green issues isn't with the politicians - it's with the civil servants. The mandarins usually have long-standing links with the business community and therefore resist any possible change to the "way things are done". After all, the politicians are here today and gone tomorrow, whereas the civil servants actually have to run the country and keep it going in the direction they want.

Perhaps, then, if we want to see a change in the way things are done in this country then we don't just change the government - we change the whole lot of them.


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