I just submitted the following question for a webcast by the Tory Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Greg Clark:
According to the Daily Telegraph, delegates to the Copenhagen Summit will be travelling from across the world on over 140 private jets, will be driven around in over 1200 limousines (only 5 of which are hybrids) and will be staying in luxury hotels at up to £650 per night, all at the taxpayers' expense. The event itself will have a Carbon Footprint equivalent to that of a town the size of Middlesborough, yet the aim of the summit is to tell ordinary, hard-working taxpayers that they need to reduce their carbon emissions, pay higher taxes and enjoy fewer luxuries.
How do you justify the wrank hypocrisy being displayed by every single person attending the Copenhagen summit? Why should we, the hard-working taxpayers, be vilified for flying to take foreign holidays by people who travel around the world on luxury private jets? Why should we be expected to give up our luxuries and reduce our consumption at the behest of a group of champagne coiffing, limo-riding hypocrites? Why should we listen to people like yourself, Ed Miliband, the IPCC, Al Gore and all the other people at Copenhagen when all of you refuse to practice what you preach? Or are the rules just for the little people, with politicians exempt?
I look forward to your answer.
I'm not expecting it to be answered, or to get a response, but you never know...