The Labor Government is now using what is happening over in the UK as an excuse for everyone in OZ to get behind the carbon tax. But over in the UK they have got their own problems as well, why aren't we hearing about this. As far as Julia and her Government are concerned the people of Australia need only know what they would like us to hear.
In the UK in May there was a Cabinet row over the UK's climate targets. There were Ministers worried about the competitiveness of the British industry (sound familiar), basically the same arguments we are now experiencing here in OZ. But what Julia and her Government is not telling us, is that the UK built-in a secured get-out clause, so that if the rest of Europe does not follow they can easily turn the clock back.
But ministers worried about the impact on the economy and burdens on industry have secured a get-out clause.
The targets will be reviewed if European nations backslide on their own climate commitments.
BBC News UK.
Of course I'm sure the Labor Government would not even contemplate doing anything as realistic as the above, as it would make it too easy for the Liberal Party to put a stop to the carbon tax altogether, and I have a feeling that the Labor Party are going to make this very, very hard to do. It just seems like all the Labor Party is worried about is the politics not the people.
In other news from the UK, TATA the Indian steel giant in the UK has just cut 1500 jobs, this has been blamed on the environmental policies of the UK. I'm sure there will be more job loses as time goes on, is this what we can expect to happen to some of our industries here in OZ?
Karl-Ulrich Kohler, Tata Steel's head of Europe, blamed the cuts on the decline of the construction industry, but added that new EU environmental laws and planned British legislation had compounded the company's problems.
Read the full story in The Australian.