Saturday, 18 April 2009

My local watermelon Green Party candidate

I stumbled across my watermelon Green Party candidate for St Albans yesterday.

His name is Simon Grover and he provides a wonderful insight into the mind of a watermelon Green Party candidate.

Take his views on damp-gate, St Albans' recent scandal on damp in council properties, for example...
According to the front page of the Review this week, council officers have advised a Telford Court resident whose council house has damp, to open the windows and turn on the heating.

Apart from wasting money and being a pretty ineffective way to treat damp, it is shocking advice from an institution that is supposed to be trying to reduce the district's carbon footprint.

As housing already makes up 27% of CO2 emissions, council housing would be a good place to start finding savings in this area. But no. These guys are literally chucking the stuff out the window.

It seems to me that what Simon is saying is that based on a THEORY on the climate that this resident should just put up with the damp. Because he presents no solution. Simon, I would love to know what the watermelon green solution to damp is?

Even better though are his thoughts on the credit crisis...
Across Europe, small racist and fascist parties are peddling false excuses for the economic crisis, blaming migrants, but the recession is clearly not caused by hardworking Portugese agricultural labourers in Essex or Bangladeshi cab drivers in Hertfordshire, it is caused by an outdated economic system which is damaging the planet, by government failure and the greed of bankers and speculators.

The answer is a new direction, with investment in millions of new 'green' jobs in home and business insulation, new housing, renewable energy and better public transport: a 'Green New Deal' to cut energy bills and improve lives. And if billions of pounds are available for banks, they are available to create jobs.

Tackling climate change and unemployment with green jobs provides real hope for a better future. And when people have hope they don't listen to hate.

Is it me or do the watermelons greens regard all people who disagree with them as racists?

Simon also uses typical watermelon green logic to pretend he represents change...
it is caused by an outdated economic system which is damaging the planet, by government failure and the greed of bankers and speculators.

The answer is a new direction, with investment in millions of new 'green' jobs in home and business insulation, new housing, renewable energy and better public transport: a 'Green New Deal'.

Do you see the logic? What Simon is saying is this...

The outdated system of the state spending money it hasn't got and encouraging investment in ridiculously wasteful, white elephant projects must be replaced by an environmentally friendly system of the state spending money it hasn't got and encouraging investment in ridiculously wasteful, white elephant projects.


Simon, get this into your thick watermelon skull. The economy will not revive until debt is reduced and savings have increased. So spending more money we haven't got on projects based on a scientific THEORY won't help anyone. And will in fact make things a lot worse if your THEORY is wrong.

If anyone votes for this idiot just give him your wallet as well. He's going to take it anyway.

4 comments:

westcoast2 said...

The answer is a new direction, with investment in millions of new 'green' jobs in home and business insulation, new housing, renewable energy and better public transport: a 'Green New Deal'.So the plan is we both go to work (on public transport) to insulate the business that makes the insulation. Then I go to work to insulate your home as you go to work to insulate my home. When that's all done we go off to build a new house for someone who hasn't got one and the government pays everyone.

I think that's it, complicated this green economics, everyone seems to be insulated from the real world.

Mind you it does seem to be getter colder by the year so insulation is probably a good thing.

RobW said...

@westcoast2 -- now you mention it, this could actually work.

God, I feel like a right dunce.

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Roger Thornhill said...

This has a term: rent seeking.