I have a dirty little secret. In fact, it is so very scandalous that I cannot admit it at work. I even hide it from my dear father. Big, deep breath... I. Support. The. Carbon. Tax.
Yes, I know, I'm one of those.
I hold a dear wish that my darling Julia would remember that she has a fairly strong spine and stop letting the beast that is Tony Abbott dictate this debate. It really is appaling to let that man dictate anything, let alone the future of our planet.
I awoke this morning to the news that the conservative British PM has written my darling Julia a letter congratulating her on the carbon price. Yes, it would seem that conservatives can care about the climate too. He tells her:
Your announcement sends a strong and clear signal that Australia is determined to make its contribution to addressing this challenge. It will add momentum tothose, in both the devleoped and devleoping world, who are serious about dealing with this urgent threat.
We can and should care about the economy, but a strong economy will not be a strong economy for long if our environment is on a steep downward spiral. Making bold moves should be viewed as a show of honour for a politician, not an excuse to lambast them and posture about calling an election on a single issue (not to Tony: this is not how democracy works, it would be a tediously slow way to run a country).
Please, Australia, see through this puerile attempt at political pointscoring- our planet is not an election stunt.