Do you like "green crap"?

David Cameron is reported to have recently said we should “get rid of all the green crap”.

Well Liberal Democrats like “green crap”. In fact, we like it so much we are creating 200,000 new green jobs.

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Do you like green crap? Tell us why...

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I like "green crap" because...


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  • colin murfin
    signed 2013-12-23 11:39:43 +0000
    I believe in saving the planet, but not at the cost of UK jobs, the Tories are partially right.

    The tax system is not fit for purpose, as it descriminates against UK manufacturers
  • David Simpson
    signed 2013-12-23 09:47:33 +0000
    Our response should be -


    The words ‘Green crap’

    comes out of the mouth

    of an ignorant ‘blue prat’!
  • Sue Giordano
    signed 2013-12-23 09:14:27 +0000
    The evidence from years of not living sustainably is beginning to show, and even cynics must surely now start to think again. Planting more trees and banning plastic bags are just a start – we must do far more to develop RE – for example make solar panels compulsory on all new builds as part of the roof structure. We also need to reduce fossil fuel extraction and definitely ban fracking altogether.
  • Philip Crocker
    signed 2013-12-22 16:42:56 +0000
    The environment is everything, without it we have nothing. I wont use the expression ‘Green Crap’ because it is weak political name calling. But if you will excuse me saying so, its not about jobs, If we use jobs as a reason to do anything, then its just about jobs, not the environment. The reason to protect the environment should have no other reason than that the environment is where we live, and if we crap in our own nest then we have no-one else to blame. Its the same argument as money, money is no reason at all to do anything, its an illusion, we must do things because its common sense, and not use other weak excuses like jobs or money to do what is a matter of common sense. Also tinkering around the edges of problems will not do anything but maybe reduce the guilt that comes from our greed and corruption. We must go to the heart of the problem, and that means taking full responsibility for EVERYTHING we do, without exception. It is the human race that must change, we have been irresponsible children for far too long, we must grow up willingly or not at all, No excuses, no prevarication, no exceptions, and that will be very very hard, not least because politics is no longer the dominating force in the world. Corporate business runs everything, governments included, we must strip the corporations of their ‘person’ statehood, and make them responsible for their actions.

    Regards

    Philip Crocker
  • Stephen Rutherford
    signed 2013-12-22 15:33:03 +0000
    Because it’s essential to both combat climate change and to conserve fossil fuels. I’m proud the Lib-Dems are pushing wind energy and want to see even more of it, plus much more hydro and tidal energy. I also want to see real investment in energy storage, because this is the key to a truly efficient, green, system.
  • Elizabeth Whitehead
    signed 2013-12-22 14:59:21 +0000
    We all depend on the Earth so, if we look after the Earth, we are looking after our future.
  • Vanessa Elphick
    signed 2013-12-22 10:30:01 +0000
    This government originally purported to be the greenest government ever. That is a load of crap!

    They are the worst government ever. The environment is where we live. If we don’t protect it there is nowhere else to go. Animals and birds are vanishing before our eyes and the government is doing nothing to stop it. Indeed they are making things worse with their policies – fracking, throwing out the planning regulations, planning nuclear power stations etc. Well we are fighting back with Polly Higgins’s plan to make ecocide a crime. Tell everyone to vote for the law at endecocide.eu.
  • Jean Fooks
    signed 2013-12-22 10:07:25 +0000
    For the sake of the planet, our children and grandchildren we need to do all we can to reduce carbon emissions and protect biodiversity. Protecting the environment, literally preserving green spaces and planting trees, is good for our mental health as well as for the planet.
  • Robert Starling
    signed 2013-12-22 09:29:15 +0000
    The Environment is God`s Creation like all the universe and I enjoy it and the sense of wonder this engenders at all the different flora and fauna He created. Evolution is part of the process. I feel it`s man`s duty to preserve the Earth as God made it and reverse his damage to it.
  • Mary Beer
    signed 2013-12-22 07:14:05 +0000
    We need to save the planet for ourselves and future generations not pollute and decimate it as we have been doing for the past few generations green energy sources is one way of doing this however not all green alternatives are good some wind farm proposals for instance are not good for local environments but fracking and poisoning is not acceptable as far as I’m concerned
  • Michael Hawes
    signed 2013-12-22 01:52:55 +0000
    Simple really. We’re destroying the world and it would be super-good if we could not do that. The sooner we can begin to reverse the process the better.
  • Peter Boxall
    signed 2013-12-21 22:09:43 +0000
    Yes we are supporters or Green Energy, yes off shore wind farms, but also ask you to look at Wave and Tidal Power, we are surrounded with strong seas, and to look at local water power from Rivers and fast running streams combined with Solar Panels for inexpensive clean all year round energy. We also believe new clean energy sources being tested and used should be considered, but perhaps most important of all is to educate, encourage and help every household, office block and industry should use less energy, this is vital for our future, we believe luxury energy consuming household items, not necessities should be discouraged and grants for replacement of old high energy household items should be made, free low energy light bulbs would be a start for all low income households.

    Peter Boxall realalternativesite.com RAS
  • Steve Sheppard
    signed 2013-12-21 20:47:03 +0000
    The earth has limited resources, we are an ever increasing consumer of those resources.

    We need to live sustainably and reduce consumption / population.

    Nuclear fuels are NOT a green option.

    Greed and self protection are the real polluters
  • Matthew Griffin
    signed 2013-12-21 20:14:46 +0000
    It makes the country more environmentally friendly.
  • Philomena Leech
    signed 2013-12-21 17:50:10 +0000
    I live on a very busy road between two new housing developments, Traffic fumes mean that I have not opened my bedroom windows for 2 years. This part of W,Sussex is being covered by wall to wall housing, loss of fields and open spaces. I prefer money to be directed towards “Green Crap” than spent on military adventures like Polaris weapons and drones.

    We won’t have a life worth “defending” if we destroy the environment.
  • Stella Wood
    signed 2013-12-21 17:43:48 +0000
    I am very concerned about climate change which I believe is being exacerbated by the burning of fossil fuels. I hope that our government will set an example and encourage “green” energy technology strongly, not only to reduce global warming, but also to put the UK ahead of other countires in the development of such new technology so that jobs can be created here and “green” technology and actual manufactured products can increase our exports and help our balance of payments.
  • steve Gilbert
    signed 2013-12-21 17:21:57 +0000
    Green is not crap, it is the way forward.
  • Kathleen Beckett
    signed 2013-12-21 16:51:32 +0000
    I am concerned about the environment not only because it matters to future generations but also because many people in developing countries are already being seriously affected by climate change. We changed to a green energy provider earlier this year and I understand that they are not having to impose the excessive price increases that other companies are threatening and may even be cheaper next year than the ‘big six’.
  • Noreen New
    signed 2013-12-21 15:56:55 +0000
    I don’t agree with calling protecting the environment ‘crap’ and am surprised that Lib Dems find it necessary to use this pathetic word when refering to the environment.

    We are standing at the brink of destroying the future of our planet Earth, the only one in our solar system capable of sustaining and supporting life.

    Protecting our planet isn’t an option, it is a necessity if life is continue for us and all future generations of our species and all other life.

    We treat our planet like it is disposable and will only wake up when it is too late to make a difference. Wake up and smell the pollution! If this is ‘crap’ then why did Ghandi say that “Nature can support the need of man, but it cannot support the greed of man”.


    Also, how can Lib Dems consider themselves ‘green’ when they support the expensive and cruel cull of Badgers? This has been proven useless and wasting thousands of pounds of taxpayer’s money. Vaccination is the only real solution to save our cattle and a protected species!

    Noreen New

    Environmental Campaigner
  • Robert Hickmott
    signed 2013-12-21 14:19:43 +0000
    Green issues are fundamental to the development of a democratic society. It is essential for the UK to stay at the forefront of green issues to protect the world environment.
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  • Cristina Parker
    signed 2013-12-21 13:00:02 +0000
    If you were the party for the environment, you wouldn’t have supported the disastrous badger cull, sacrificing our wildlife in an unscientific, unsafe and inhumane fiasco, at tremendous expense to the taxpayer.
  • Paul Lennon
    signed 2013-12-21 12:23:04 +0000
    Caring for the environment simply makes senses to all aspects of our lives. Energy sources are finite, as societal developments accelerate the demand which we make on all of our resources will increase exponentially -it makes sense therefore to make green policies a key part of any political debate.
  • Dave Taylor
    signed 2013-12-21 11:48:24 +0000
    The problem here is that we are not really green enough.

    The fact that UK which contributes c2% of the world’s CO2 emissions with c2% of the world’s population is clear evidence that since the present level of global emission is far too high, so is the UK level. Furthermore, much of the first world’s emission is indirect since as we are largely in a post industrial phase, we contribute further by relying on the products of the industrial and industrialising nations of S Korea, China, India and others. Also, if third world nations are to develop, then inevitably their own emissions will rise.

    The problem will only be solved by a total change in development strategy.

    We need to ditch the current model of problem solution by ‘growth’ to one of solution by ‘sustainability’. This will never be accepted by those political groups

    currently in the pockets of the extractive industries and those who are currently seen as the protectors of ordinary working people will be worried, understandably, about job loss, but I don’t think the latter fear need materialise.

    It is up to the LDs to point the way ahead irrespective of loss of popularity.


    Dave Taylor

    Edin S
  • M M
    signed 2013-12-21 11:11:20 +0000
    Because our environment is the thing on which every other part of our lives and society depends, and we don’t have the right to wreck it.
  • Kay Barnard
    signed 2013-12-21 11:06:13 +0000
    I want a future for my children and grandchildren in a world that is clean and habitable for humankind. It’s a win-win situtaion if it helps create good jobs for young people.
  • Ronald Smithers
    signed 2013-12-21 11:04:17 +0000
    I do realise the importance of energy conservation in our houses, but we carried out wall and roof insulation of our bungalow 7 years ago. I know that it is not as good as it could be but there is no organisation with the technology of assessing the effectiveness of house insulation and reporting its findings. It would be most supportive of our party’s aims if a suitable scheme was developed.. Client finance would be highly probable.
  • John Kapp
    signed 2013-12-21 10:50:31 +0000
    If it wasn’t for the environment, we could not live. Without the sun, earth, air, water, plants, animals, energy, other people (family, friends, neighbours, teams, towns, county’s countries, humanity) we would be dead, or if still alive, life would not be worth living. Bless the government (and Lib Dems in particular) for taking care of the environment, as it is our only future. Ultimately, nothing else is more important that nurturing our enviroment.
  • Jennifer Graham
    signed 2013-12-21 10:37:52 +0000
    I’m GREEN, not deep green, because the environment matters a lot to me as an individual in so many ways. As a human I’m supported and nurtured by ‘nature’ all round me; we could (and do) poison ourselves and our planet in so many ways. And when we get it wrong we can’t just start again!


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