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To Win The Next Election, Avoid Wacko AGW Policies!

October 16, 2008

Tom Switzer, who was senior advisor to then Opposition Leader Brendan
Nelson, gives the Liberals very useful advice:

(C)onservatives won’t be able to attack effectively the government’s
global warming scheme if they remain carbon copies of Labor. When all is
said and done, Turnbull and his shadow environment minister Greg Hunt
agree with virtually everything that Rudd and his climate change
minister Penny Wong say about taxing industry and redistributing the
proceeds at potentially huge cost to the economy.

The only point of difference is the start date: the government supports
a deadline of 2010; the opposition says no later than 2012 – no matter
what the rest of the world does. But by putting forward a simple, sharp
critique of this costly and risky scheme at a time of global economic
turmoil and when no global consensus exists, the Coalition would be
better able to feel the pain of battlers who will suffer most from
higher energy prices as companies pass on costs. It would also be
defending the national interest.

This is what Brendan Nelson was essentially saying behind the scenes.
For his pains, he was disowned by many of his colleagues and was
denounced as a denier by the foolish. But this is what Malcolm Turnbull
should be saying on the record in the most forceful and coherent
language he can find – and sooner, rather than later, he will have to.


And a tip to Turnbull: check out the election result in Canada.…

Warmest Regards


".it should not be surprising to see hordes of former Reds, or of those
who otherwise would have become Reds, turning from Marxism and becoming
the Greens of the ecology movement. It is the same fundamental
philosophy in a different guise, ready as ever to wage war on the
freedom and well-being of the individual." Dr. George Reisman’s book

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