Thursday, June 06, 2019

On the Other Hand

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer says switching to a zero-carbon reality by 2050 would cripple the UK economy to the tune of a trillion pounds. Of course, Philip Hammond, also warned that Tory backing for same-sex marriage would leave the Conservative party gored.

Hammond presumably imagines that Britain can have an economy even without a viable environment. He warns that the cost of fighting climate change would mean less money for schools and hospitals. Odd that a Tory would target those two, isn't it?  And it does sound as though Phlip doesn't factor in the economic activity that will result from a switch to clean, alternative energy.

My guess? I suspect the good Chancellor is neck deep in BP stock.


Anonymous said...

All that money is probably why he likes to say things like the following.....Announcing a change to public toilets, he said: 'I can say this is virtually the only announcement in this Budget which hasn't leaked'. The only leak here is his mouth. Anyong

The Mound of Sound said...

Nice juxtaposition, Anyong, Hammond's mouth and public toilets. Well done.

Anonymous said...

You are missing the point Mound that low-carbon reality must be introduced world-wide. No cheating allowed by any nation. Good luck with that premise.