This woman is going to drive millions into poverty just when we need to get out of the hole we are in.
Of course she has a science background. No I thought not.
And of course as I would expect she has no real idea of the real world. This is her CV.
In the mid 1990s, she worked for an environmental charity, and by 2000 had moved to work for Friends of the Earth as a climate change campaigner. She then worked for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, implementing public awareness campaigns and helping draft the Climate Change Bill, before becoming head of government relations for the energy company, Scottish and Southern Energy. She left to form Sandbag in 2008.
I find the next, truly disgusting. Our newly elected PM sucked up to this woman just to try and gain party dominance in elections.
But, then something changed, we then had a newly elected leader of the opposition. So David Cameron came in and wanted to reinvent the Conservative Party. And he decided to take an environmental theme. He changed the logo to a tree and he’d obviously listened to the focus groups. He’d realised that the environment was actually an issue for the electorate. So he was lobbied by the Friends of the Earth and he said, “Yeah, I’ll deliver you a Climate Change Act. If you vote me in I’ll give you the bill you want that will bring in this legal framework.” And that was hugely important, that Friends of the Earth campaign that enabled that got the opposition to take up this policy was really important.
I’ll now let you watch the video in peace. If you have the stomach to watch propaganda at work.
If you want to instead read the entire transcript, nip over to Bishop Hill