Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Polly Toynbee- Dictator In Waiting?

Polly Toynbee goes off on a rant about the government's ridiculous idea for 'Home Information Packs'*. Many of the critics of HIPs believe that they are horribly intrusive in a free society, which is perhaps why they are supported by Polly Toynbee who asks:
Can democracy bear the weight of what needs to be done to stop climate change in the short time left? Or will oppositions always find some good excuse for challenging any green law with convenient reasons for not taking action this way, not here, not now?
Isn't that the clarion call of all tyrannies, 'our situation is so urgent that opposition cannot be tolerated'?

* They are ridiculous because anyone with half a brain would get their own survey done before purchasing something as expensive as a house so the HIP will just duplicate the work.

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