Friday, April 22, 2005


"[Climate change is] the single most important long-term issue that we face as a global community."

T Blair, 28 April 2004

So why is it that the mention of the environment has been, well, invisible during the election campaign?

Why are the two main protagonists, instead, grubbing about in the gutter finding the "toughest" line on immigrations?

When unprompted, immigration and asylum hardly figures in the main issues on voters minds. It is only when parties seek the lowest common denominator, latching on to Daily Mail hate.

Quite good, then, to hear Michael Xavier Portillo this morning criticising Michael "Tough on the Causes of Blair" Howard on the latters gutter tactics. The CBI also pitched in.

But, hey Mr Blair. What about the "single most important issue"?

:: Posted by pete @ 21:04