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Delingpole: Nearly Half of Conservative Voters Want Green Unicorns Sooner, Claims Shock Poll

November 8, 2019

By Paul Homewood


Dellers on a new dodgy poll:



Nearly half of all Conservative voters back swingeing carbon reduction measures even more drastic than the insane ones already proposed by the government, according to a poll currently being bigged up excitedly by the Guardian.

Boris Johnson’s government is promising to deliver Net Zero (carbon dioxide emissions) by 2050. But according to the poll, many of his voters think that that is just not soon enough.

A majority of the UK public and almost half of Conservative voters support a radical plan to transform the economy and tackle the climate crisis, a poll suggests.

YouGov found that 56% of people back the total decarbonisation of the UK economy by 2030 and just under half support public spending to make large swathes of public transport free to use.

What these findings mean, claims the Guardian, is that there is:

“…a growing awareness of the scale of the climate crisis and the increasingly radical policy solutions the public is willing to support.”

Absolute tosh. They simply reflect the way that the poll question was worded.


What the poll has effectively asked is: Do you want a magical green unicorn for your family in 11 years’ time or would you rather wait for it to appear in 31 years’ time by which time you’ll be dead, probably, and the world will have ended?

Had the pollsters phrased their question more honestly the responses would most assuredly have been very different.


Full story here

Dellers blames the Tories, as they have endorsed this nonsense (though it seems even the Brexit Party have as well!)

But the real blame surely lies with the media, who have consistently refused to tell the public the truth and instead give space to alarmist lies and exaggerations.

Who can blame politicians for going with the herd, when the alternative is to commit political suicide?

  1. November 8, 2019 6:55 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  2. john cooknell permalink
    November 8, 2019 7:04 pm

    The British Parliament have long been concerned about this issue, they first enacted a climate change act in 1662.

    1. Samuel Pepys 21st jan 1661
    It is strange what weather we have had all this winter; no cold at all; but the ways are dusty, and the flyes fly up and down, and the rose-bushes are full of leaves, such a time of the year as was never known in this world before here.

    House Of Lords 11th jan 1662
    The Fast to be observed in Westm. Abbey, and the Bp. of St. David’s to preach.
    ¶Whereas His Majesty hath been pleased, by Proclamation, upon the Unseasonableness of the Weather, to command a general and public Fast, to be religiously and solemnly kept, within the Cities of London and Westm. and Places adjacent: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled.

    Samuel Pepys 15 jan 1662
    fast day ordered by the Parliament, to pray for more seasonable weather; it having hitherto been summer weather, that it is, both as to warmth and every other thing, just as if it were the middle of May or June, which do threaten a plague (as all men think) to follow, for so it was almost the last winter; and the whole year after hath been a very sickly time to this day

    Perhaps they could ask the Bishop of St David’s to once again lead us all in prayer.

    • Mack permalink
      November 8, 2019 7:32 pm

      And I do believe the years 1665/66 were a bit toasty too. And that was in the froths of the Little Ice Age. Imagine how the alarmist media would act today in response to the weather of the 1660s? Just don’t ask them what caused it. Not a lot of fossil fuel used then and CO2 levels were much lower than today. Love Julia Hartley Brewer’s tweet. She’s a class act and one of the few journalists brave enough to stick her head above the parapet and call out the nonsense for what it is.

  3. norman paul weldon permalink
    November 9, 2019 8:58 am

    We all know about NIMBYism, agreement in principal but not when considered closer to home. We also have DAIS-NAID (do as I say, not as I do) where there is moral posturing but no change in personal attitude. There have also been many polls that have turned out to be wrong, such as the last American election and the Conservative’s wish to find out how people would vote in a national referendum on Brexit. I would suggest that the same is happening here: Moral posturing but a different result when in comes to the actual vote. If a party would stand up to the media propaganda I can well imagine they would be successful. But it would seem that no party has the guts to try.

  4. Gerry, England permalink
    November 9, 2019 10:57 am

    When did politicians ever tell the truth in recent times? And how long ago were the legacy media last competent?

  5. Eoin Mc permalink
    November 9, 2019 12:00 pm

    Hi Paul. I would quibble with your criticism of the media ie, for them not telling “the truth”. Truth was always – and continues to be – a subjective concept.This is exemplified with Extinction Rabble also accusing the government of NOT telling the truth. In Ireland all political parties and media outfits – whether the state broadcaster Rte or the slew of privately-owned radio and Tv stations – are vociferous and evangelical in their exclaiming that we are on the cusp of this planet vapourising. A bit like beauty, truth is in the eye of the beholder. The media simply have not bothered to in any way investigate the new computer-modelled science of climate as propagated by the UNIPCC and its adherents in universities across the globe.Put simply they don’t know nor have any interest in expending vast amounts of time in effectively deconstructing the Truth they have been programmed into believing over the last thirty years. Without your blog and other such as Anthony Watts’ I, too, would also still be a believer.

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