This morning's Independent carries one of those "Readers' Questions" interviews with David Miliband. In it there is a question asking him to "legislate that all items must have a "power off" switch", and his response is unbelievable. Miliband says,
"The European Union is leading the way on this - one reason you cannot protect the environment if you are a Eurosceptic."The mind boggles, it really does. Presumably this argument is predicated on the notion that environmental policy can only be carried out at a supranational level. In which case, following it to its logical conclusion, is Miliband also saying that you cannot protect the environment if you are against one-world government? Didn't think so.
Purely as an aside, you may also notice a question which begins, "I have a 20-month-old son and climate change keeps me awake at night." This made me literally laugh out loud on the bus this morning. I wonder if they've considered that it might be their 20-month-old son that keeps them awake at night?