Sunday, 2 November 2014
The Chief Minister designate and the environment.
Sometimes it is what isn't said that tells you most about what is happening. Read the Chief Minister designate's piece from the order paper for tomorrow's States sitting at http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyOrderPapers/2014/2014.11.03%20Order%20Paper.pdf.
If you want the key highlight, or is that lowlight?, I have written a short letter as Chair of the Jersey Climate Action Network to send to all the new Ststes members. The second paragraph reads
That's it folks. The environment, ecology, sustainability (in the real meaning - 'sustainble growth' is a contradiction) have no significant place in the next 3.5 years in policy in Jersey.
The only question we need ask is whether we take that lying down, or to paraphrase Shakespear, in Hamlet
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks.