Contempt for democracy

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10 May 2009

A good example of how environmental “consultation” can work. No doubt if these Scottish high school students had given the “correct” answer when canvassed – that they wanted a community wind farm – it would have been used to help justify support for such projects. But because they said they desired things deemed environmentally incorrect the whole thing is dismissed as a “prank”:

“The sixth formers were asked what they would like to be developed in Selkirk and came back with an Astroturf playing field, a sports centre and a cinema.

“Also a brothel, a Primark store and a Kentucky Fried Chicken.”

Environmentalists are all in favour of democracy – as long as it gives the “right” answers. Genuine democracy – giving ordinary people control over their lives – is anathema to the elitist advocates of environmentalism.