Thursday, November 16, 2006

Massive massive cynicism

If you were wondering whether the government's "strategy" of making green issues the new rationale for the EU was driven by (a) massively cynical politics or (b) genuine heartfelt environmentalism, wonder no more.

This from Milliband on the CER site:

For my generation, the pursuit of peace cannot provide the drive and moral purpose that are needed to inspire the next phase of the European project. The environment is the issue that can best reconnect Europe with its citizens and re-build trust in European institutions. The needs of the environment are coming together with the needs of the EU: one is a cause looking for a champion, the other a champion in search of a cause.

3 comments:

olly f said...

You know what? I'll go for "massively cynical politics". It would take up too much space to show my working but here's an idea of why I arrived at (a) and not (b).

Tomáš Ruta said...
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Tomáš Ruta said...

And what is not driven by "cynical politics" after all?

Is not this post of yours also "cynical politics", designed to undermine Governments pro-European stance?

What is wrong with generating political capital from the environmental issues?

And excuse me, Dave the Biker is an example of "cynical politics" of much higher calibre...