Thursday 20 July 2017

Minister, don't make an ass of yourself over hunting ban

Kevin Myers

Few things are quite as enjoyable as when Piety meets Power. For Piety in Opposition can propose a wind-driven economy, and airliners powered by watermills, and a ban on carbon dioxide by motor cars.

Piety can promise to eliminate atomic radiation from the world, and to espouse natural, organic farming. (Though, we actually had the wind- driven economy before. It was called the Middle Ages. And we also had organic farming, which also goes by the name of the Famine -- and still does, whenever you try to feed millions by that means).

For Piety, in this country, read the Greens, who are now in power, a development I actually welcomed when it happened, for reasons which don't make any sense to me now.

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