… and talking crap again.
Middle East peace envoy (don’t make me laugh) Tony Blair has cropped up from among the rubble of his reputation again to give the ruins of what he once stood for another kick with his left foot.
Speaking on the Protection of the Environment in front of a G8 preparatory group he said:
“The UN and the UN alone is the right forum to reach the global agreement”
There was once already such an agreement, it was called after the city it was signed in, and no, there are no extra points for guessing it’s name. It even appears to be working within the EU, and would probably have been working globally, too, until the US refused to cooperate.
As long as the largest polluters (not only per capita, but also in real terms) don’t commit themselves to sign up to whatever result is being agreed upon, any UN Treaty on Environmental Protection is doomed from the start. As long as the US refuses to step up to it’s responsibilities, the EU and its partners are the only bodies that have a reasonable chance of preserving our beautiful planet for generations to come.
Until then former Prime Ministers would do well to concentrate their efforts and influence in areas they have not previously bombed and invaded or that have a somewhat real chance of success. Suitable focus might be put on improving relations between the UK and the EU and strengthening the mutual respect and cooperation and solidarity that has made the EU great and the UK prosperous.
Considering recent developments in the currency markets might also suggest that this is a time of near maximum coherence between the Euro and the Pound. You know what I am getting at, but that is for another article, as this one is too long already.
Oh, I almost forgot. Happy St. Patricks Day everybody. See you in the pub.