Meanwhile, in London … I open this morning’s papers to find that our next prime minister Gordon Brown's first policy announcement is that he intends to build 5 environmentally-friendly ‘eco-towns’ which are totally self sufficient in energy generated by solar and wind power.
One would have thought that Brown would have other priorities on taking over from Tony Blair at Number 10.
Immigration is out of control, with bogus asylum seekers, East European ex-cons and sex offenders failing to ‘report back’ to the immigration authorities after their initial processing on arrival. (Last month some minister came up with the daft proposal to serve these people deportation notices by SMS text!). Perhaps linked to that problem is the staggering leap in gun crime and knifings in our streets. (Jewish areas have had to enlist private security to cope with a crime wave of 30 armed raids on Jewish homes in recent weeks.) And perhaps linked to both those problems is that this country has also run out of prison cells. This means that criminal are being let out early to make way for new offenders who may expect even earlier parole as the crime wave rises even higher. All of which goes to less deterrence to criminals who are no longer afraid of being caught.
This of course assumes that criminals are actually caught. But that’s increasingly unlikely since the government has been closing police stations at breakneck speed as if it were some important target. Over 25% of local police stations have disappeared in the last 10 years.
And let’s not forget that the erosion of border controls and policing is not just attracting criminals. Even more serious is the infiltration of Islamic terrorists and the free movement of the British-born Asian youths they have incited to mass killing on our streets and transit systems. The security services have admitted to the existence of dozens of terror cells under various levels of investigation. One must wonder how many may have escaped their attention.
But despite all of this, the leaders of the two biggest political parties in the UK are battling to save the planet. The vital question is: which party offers the smallest carbon footprint?
Which is why I am more likely to find a council recycling inspector checking my garbage bin than a police officer checking my street.
Whilst our cuddly leaders fret over carbon and ozone, evil despots are busy with other elements in the Periodic Table. Beneath schools and hospitals in Iran, hundreds of German-built centrifuges are humming away 24/7 in reinforced bunkers, refining a new final solution to the Jewish Problem and the means to enslave the West by nuclear blackmail.
Let’s stop worrying about the planet and start worrying about ourselves.
Original piece is http://zalmi.blogspot.com/2007/05/worrying-begins-at-home.html