Chris Huhne resigns…

If you are a keen follower of the news here in the UK, you’ll know that Chris Huhne has stepped down from his cabinet role of Minister for Energy and Climate Change. This is due to the fact that he has been charged with Perverting the Course of Justice for allegedly getting his ex-wife to accept speeding points which should actually have been his. (If found guilty beyond reasonable doubt – and remember he is innocent until proven guilty – then not only has he committed a very serious offence but he has also failed to set the example from a climate footprint point of view. After all, it’s not exactly contributing to low emissions being a bit heavy footed on the accelerator is it?)

Anyway, aside from that, I’m not going to speculate here on whether he did it or not – that’s up to the court and way beyond the scope of this blog! What concerns me more is that his job has just gone to another Lib Dem under the Coalition agreement. The new guy (sorry, can’t remember his name!) is not such a hard hitter as Mr Huhne, apparently. However, it does look like it will be much of the same in terms of policy i.e. obsession with building wind farms etc to try and meet renewable targets and reduce emissions, whilst at the same time driving up energy bills for everybody.

Pity. Why couldn’t we have had a Tory who’d be more obsessed with building nuclear power stations and dropping all this nonsense? After all, that’s the only reliable form of alternative, renewable energy that’s going to satisfy our increasing energy demands whilst, at the same time, reducing carbon emissions. Oh, sorry! Its in the agreement!

Things are never straight forward, are they?

By the way, you also know that Fred Goodwin lost his Knighthood over his ‘dis-service’ to banking. What did I say? Political expediency…

Until the next time…


About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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