Sunday, 1 November 2009


My colleagues on Spelthorne Borough tabled a motion this week asking the council to sign up to the 10:10 campaign. This is a grass roots campaign to get individuals and organisations to cut their energy consumption by 10% in 2010 to help arrest the progress of climate change. True to form, the Tories dodged a vote on the night and referred it to the Executive. Lib Dems on the council are incredibly pro-active, offering ideas and solutions which the ruling Tories constantly ignore. With their record of action on the environment, including appalling overdevelopment and the big thumbs up for a third runway at Heathrow, I will be amazed if the Tories sign up. Councils are supposed to show community leadership. They think that Twinning with Mauritius is 'urgent', but tackling climate change, which some of them clearly don't believe in, is not worthy of a full council vote. Shocking.

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