by James Delingpole
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R)
British broadcaster and conservationist David Attenborough
an event to launch the United Nations' Climate Change conference,
central London on February 4, 2020.
will bring forward a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles
including hybrids, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to announce on
was to make the announcement at an event launching
2019 United Nations Climate Change conference, COP26,
will be held in Glasgow in November.
Photo by Jeremy Selwyn
feared, Techno-populism is soaring in Britain as Boris
Johnson is taking a swan dive off the 10-meter board
straight into 'climate change hysteria' and a
Green New Deal for
Techno-populism is the blending of populism with
Technocracy and has
been officially recognized throughout Europe.
that the fight BREXIT is over, Boris is establishing
himself as the most 'green' PM that Britain has ever
has got off to a
To appreciate just how bad things are, here's a thought experiment:
Imagine if you had
been told that the price of
BREXIT was the wholesale reordering of the UK economy
on eco-socialistic grounds, as outlined in my book
the government's embarrassment at having squandered
so much already
crony capitalist engineering companies and project
the leftist Civil Service
You'd have to
strip out your gas cooker and your gas boiler and replace
them with new, much more expensive electric versions
You'd end up with
a Chancellor who suddenly revealed himself to be as bad as,
if not worse than,
Philip Hammond - only one
who is entirely unsackable, because he pushes all the
appropriate racial/religious minority buttons.
You had a Prime
Minister so bedazzled by greenery that he actually chose to
share a platform with Deep Green, Malthusian purveyor
of outrageous alarmist propaganda Sir
David Attenborough and spew
all manner of scientifically illiterate guff about the
beneficial trace gas CO2 sitting menacingly over
the planet like some malign tea cosy
You were expected
to give up your petrol or diesel-powered car
was defaced with yet more whale-bothering, utter-tosser-enriching,
stupidly expensive bird-choppers
Your country was
entered into a green experiment far more radical and
transformative (and insane) than anything anywhere within
the European Union - including, even, Germany's economically
administering this scheme, instead of being your usual
Commie deadbeat apparatchik, was so able and forceful you'd
almost imagine him to be a Conservative - if it weren't for
his extremely dodgy eco-socialist
None of this had
been costed, not remotely. But we're talking trillions of
any of this will make to climate change is precisely zilch,
not least because the growth of China's fossil fuel economy
is now entirely outstripping any reductions the West
suicidally and unilaterally makes for green virtue-signaling
To rub salt into
the wound, your new Prime Minister made a speech singing the
praises of free markets - as if to taunt you with what might
have been if only you had elected an actual Conservative
disappointing reality (NB - this is not what remotely what
Smith, Ricardo or Cobden had in mind…)
Would you still have voted for BREXIT under those circumstances?
I'm not sure that I would - not least because everything I have
just outlined above is actually worse for Britain than almost
anything we experienced during those long decades under the yoke
of the EU.
Many readers will no doubt say: "I told you so! Boris was always
a squishy centrist."
Well, maybe, but first, I would still maintain that he was the
only hope of breaking that three-year post-referendum deadlock
which nearly saw BREXIT being cancelled; and second, I had
rather hoped - especially under the guidance of an advisor like
Dominic Cummings - that his
pragmatism would come to the fore and he would have realized
that the ONLY way of delivering on his promises for a
revitalized post-BREXIT Britain, for the working classes
especially, was to ditch the green crap.
horror show I've just outlined above:
It's like a fantasy
wish-list come true for all the things that people who voted
Remain would have liked to happen to Britain but would never
have dared hope could happen.
It's like being the sole member of an even-worse EU with knobs
on, over whose politicians you have no more democratic control
than you did over the EU's because they're there for the next
four years at least with a massive majority.
It's also like a checklist of pretty much all the things that
BREXIT voters - and working-class voters especially - loathe
with a vengeance.
nicking their transport and their independence?
green pillock from Whitehall dictating how they can heat
their home on the basis of some bollocks they've heard from
some Remoaner gimp on the detested BBC?
their holiday travel?
eco-brainwashing for their kids at school?
Every minister in
government smirking and preening like they've just cured cancer when
what they've actually done is emulated the economics of Enron and
snatched defeat from the jaws of BREXIT victory?
I often used to write of
David Cameron that there was
only one thing you could ever be sure of:
that everything he
did would prove to be the most massive disappointment.
But Boris appears
determined to outstrip that disappointingness on almost every
None of us voted for the BREXIT he is delivering because what he is
delivering isn't really BREXIT...