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Who benefits from the Tories’ Green Deal? Not you or me


NOT even the current economic crisis can deter Boris Johnson from pushing on with his New Green Deal. His plans to turn Britain into a green socialist ‘utopia’ were cheered on by the usual suspects while the rest of us groaned with disbelief.

Technological advances and clean energy are wonderful but not if they impoverish the majority, as the Green Deal is set to do. There are already warning signs that it will be affordable only for the wealthy, with many ordinary families unable to afford even the cheapest electric car. 

We are in the midst of a bloodless revolution, led not by the people but by the state. The New Green Deal is a war against ordinary people, against their aspirations and standard of living. It will turn them poor and state dependent. The middle class will be taxed into oblivion just so that Johnson can virtue signal his green credentials to the world. The only ones to benefit will be the political class and their cronies connected to green companies and lobbyists. They will be the happy recipients of billions of taxpayer pounds. 

The New Green Deal is nothing but an elitist pursuit, an offshoot of the Green Revolution doctrine instigated by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Davos delegates. The WEF want to ‘boost economic growth while diminishing our environmental impact‘. Inspiring words which mask the disastrous impact of rebuilding countries in the image of the Green Revolution. This ‘progress’ will regress the West into a new feudal system.

In 2016, Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the WEF, wrote a book called ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ and launched it at the Davos get-together. Schwab is a fan of digital technology which will empower his Green Revolution. 

British politicians and cultural elite have been sucking up to the WEF for years. In 2017 MPs set up an all-party Parliamentary group called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Its inauguration was attended by Schwab, and hosted by Matt Hancock. The slogan now most associated with the WEF – The Great Reset – was created by Prince Charles in January when he launched his Sustainable Markets Initiative at Davos. He made sure to hashtag it too. 

How quickly slogans like The Great Reset, Build Back Better and The Fourth Industrial Revolution have become part of our daily discourse. If they sound ominous it’s because they are: the words imply that for all of this to happen society must first be destroyed. Our political masters and cultural elite are playing out their green fantasies on the global stage and we are their hapless human experiments.

A year after Schwab’s book was published, the United Nations (UN) established their 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Writing on this at the time, I noted that Westerners will be fleeced to pay for the luxury lifestyles of despots in developing countries, all in the name of climate change.

Britain already pays millions towards the UN and its multiple green initiatives, yet the government is planning to double its financing of climate change projects in developing countries this year, including £50million for clean energy technology. 

It gets worse. Last year the WEF signed a partnership with the United Nations (UN) to ‘accelerate’ the 2030 Agenda. The acceleration is certainly being boosted by the Tories. Next year Britain is hosting the UN’s climate change conference, COP26. Alok Sharma, who has form in spending taxpayers’ money during his brief tenure as head of the Department for International Aid and Development (DfID), is president of this conference. This doesn’t bode well for anyone concerned about public purse squandering.

It’s also no coincidence that Johnson chose to launch his New Green Deal shortly after the UN held its 75th General Assembly, where climate change was top of the agenda. Why is the government so eager to lead the way in climate change, given that their plans will impoverish the country? Who wins by the relentless kowtowing to the Islamist- and CCP-dominated UN, and the WEF? Who profits from the New Green Deal? Certainly not the British taxpayer.

Look no further than the Conservative Environment Network (CEN), a group made up of mostly unknown civil servants, charity bosses and politicians. CEN dominate green policy-making in Parliament, recently demanding that Johnson must bring ‘forward the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2030’. 

CEN was set up by Ben Goldsmith, whose family promoted environmentalism long before it became trendy. 

Goldsmith is also CEO of Menhaden, a green investment business. In a recent interview with the Times, he pointed out that his lobbying for a ‘wind-power revolution by 2030’ has been very successful. I am sure the shareholders of Menhaden will thank him. 

He introduced Carrie Symonds, a friend of his brother Zac, to Bloomberg Philanthropies, who seconded her to work as an advisor to Oceana, another wealthy green organisation.  It’s telling that the Times interviewer says the only occasion on which he became uncomfortable was when asked about his connection to Symonds. 

The New Green Deal is crony capitalism wrapped up in the doublespeak of virtue signalling. It doesn’t matter whether one believes this entire Green Revolution is a deliberate conspiracy or thinks, as I do, that it can be attributed to the greed and ruthlessness of those in power, who all like to capitalise on their connections. The outcome will still be the same, an impoverished majority governed by a super-wealthy elite. 

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Karen Harradine
Karen Harradine
Karen is an anthropologist and freelance journalist. She writes on anti-Semitism, Israel and spirituality. She is @KarenH777on Twitter.

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