Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Ed Miliband aims for cross-party coalition on climate change

From the Guardian - former Labour leader looks to build ‘high-ambition coalition’ to persuade government to change tack on environment.

"Ed Miliband has vowed to build a “high-ambition coalition” of UK businesses, trade unions and civic society to challenge the government’s “backward” environmental policies.

The former Labour leader said the agreement reached at the UN climate talks in Paris this month provided a historic opportunity to tackle climate change. But he said time was running out.

“This is the thing my kids will judge me on,” Miliband told the Guardian. “Did you do something about this? Were you the last generation not to get it or the first generation to get it? I think that is in the balance now.”

The full article can be read here.