Monday 24 November 2008

Recycling, Tasers

So the inevitable is happening to the great recycling scam as it collapses under the weight of its own absurdities and contradictions. What happens now? Since 'recycling' (i.e. shipping to the third world) targets are set by the European Commission, they have to be met. But they can't be met. So... Exactly the same applies to the enthusiastically ramped-up targets for renewable energy and CO2 reductions. They can't be met. They must be met. So...? Perhaps future governments might actually think before signing up to these absurdities - but I rather doubt it. It never seems to work that way...
Meanwhile, tasers are to be issued to all police forces. Am I right to be feeling nervous?

1 comment:

  1. The one recycling / renewables target that is being met is the take up on the subsidies available for installing the kit.

    Yes Nige, the taser thing is deeply worrying. Whatever you do, don't talk with a Brazilian accent.