CAMERON AND THE CONSERVATIVES: TOO BLUE TO BE GREEN?
The Green Party today challenged David Cameron to show his true green colours and tackle his crew of 'dinosaur' Tory Councillors, as he has so far failed to do. (Please see attached for details of the actions Tories around the country are taking.)
Green Party Principal Speaker Keith Taylor commented: "Green coucillors around the country are already delievering climate change solutions at a local level such as renewable and energy efficiency schemes. Thanks to Greens cllrs, Kirklees in Huddesrfield is now responsible for generating 5% of the UK's total solar energy." (1)
Responding to Cameron's pledge to abandon the climate chagne levy, Mr Taylor looked for qualification: "The proof is in the pudding. We have yet to see Cameron take any real action to call into line his Councillors who, as the Greens have shown today, are around the country pursuing the traditional Tory agenda of privatise and pollute. Instead of swanning around Norway on a publicity janunt, we wish David Cameron was communciating his message to Tory councils throughout Britain.
"Mr Cameron says he wants to achieve carbon emisssions, but he is preciously light on detail. He talks of an overall framework of carbon pricing, but there is a notable absence of any firm figures. He aspires to a 'more effective method of reducing carbon emissions,' but fails to mention how."