The prime minister has not only betrayed public trust in a process; he has also shown two fingers to many people and organisations who would like to support him in his stated aim of doing something about climate change. Had he really pursued this process in good faith, listened to all the arguments and come forward with good reasons why he had rejected them, then he might at least have earned some respect, even if people still disagreed with him.
If the prime minister is looking for a lasting legacy, then perhaps there is none more durable than nuclear waste. Which leader from history can say that people some 100,000 years after he was gone still lived in fear of his rule?
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Blair's dodgy nuclear dossier
Friends of the Earth are none-too-impressed that Tony Blair has preempted his own energy review to signal a return to nuclear power: