Let's say, for the sake of argument, that those pushing global warming are correct. Let's say that we are, in fact, all going to die as a result of carbon dioxide emissions from power generation and transporting goods. Go on, you can suspend your disbelief long enough to read this, can't you?
The collapse of the financial system in 2008 reinvigorated Gordon Brown. Just a few months before, he was rapidly becoming a lame duck, hardly able to stay awake. Suddenly, he was pushed forward as the Global Chancellor of the Exchequer. Getting drunk on the financial sorrow of millions, he threw up his solutions to the crisis.
Fear and panic has gripped the world over the last two weeks as crisis meeting after crisis meeting has done more to stoke the carbon swaps market than the collective hot air from the lunatic global warming falange.
Last night's Channel 4 News carried an interview between John Snow and the TUC's Brendan Barber.
Germany has joined Ireland and Greece in declaring that private citizens' savings will be protected by the state. In doing so, they seem to have dealt a massive blow to the very foundations of the Tower of Babel that is the Maastricht Treaty. At the very least, they have exposed European monetary union for the joke that it is.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop
Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy? A Republic, if you can keep it. - Benjamin Franklin, 1787