Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Priorities, Priorities

What does Mr Livingstone think his job is? When he is not worrying about South America, he wants to be the Green Movement's version of Stalin:
Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, is these days possessed of one great idea. Climate change, and how to avert it, consumes him. It now informs all his decisions on transport. It is top of his agenda for social housing and new building developments.
So the long distant threat of climate change, is more important to him than the everyday worries of Londoners. We should be thankful that he is only Mayor.
As mayor, he has one arm tied behind his back, he says. If it were up to him, he says he would legislate against almost anything that adds to the problem. He would ban inefficient light bulbs, bang on carbon taxes, and massively increase the cost of air fares.
Thats nicely liberal of him. Not that any of it would effect him:
Meanwhile, Livingstone has been to the US to link with other world cities to share knowledge on reducing emissions, and to China to see the beginning of the world's first major eco-city.
No doubt he would have still gone if the ticket price had been twice as much. After all he's not paying, we are.

Londoners are worried about public transport, traffic, crime and their local environment. Its not the mayor's job to tell them that their priorities are wrong and replace them with his own.


wappingboy said...

How does Ken think all the thousands of 2012 Olympics competitors and visitors are going to arrive? On foot? By yacht? Didn't Ken suggest that he'd be happy to see City Airport, the closest international travel nexus to the Olmypics area, closed?

The man's thinking is so incontinent and self-contradictory that it beggars belief. One might even question his sanity, as well as his logic......

Fuzzyman said...

Hmm... I realise that the raison-d'etre of this blog is to criticise Ken, but I hardly think that climate change is just a distant possibility these days.

We need more concern, not less...