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Nick Bridge–The Anti Capitalist Mole At The Foreign Office

February 12, 2020

By Paul Homewood

 

 Sometimes you find that missing bit to the jigsaw!

Well done to Guido, who has unearthed this gem:

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Speaking at the ‘Green Alliance‘ think tank’s ‘Countdown to COP’ event yesterday, U.K. Foreign Office Climate Representative Nick Bridge called for “economic and financial transformation”, claiming that climate change is the result of our capitalist economic system. This is despite the ecological disaster zones of non-free market countries…

After the event, also addressed by Michael Gove and Nicola Sturgeon, where he made the eyebrow raising comments, Bridge claimed:

“We need to recognise that climate change is the result of an economic system. Solving it involves shifting the whole economic system.”

Dom’s much trailed upheaval of the civil service could not come soon enough…

When asked about the quote, the Prime Minister’s spokesperson said he had not seen the comments, though confirmed to Guido that overthrowing capitalism “is certainly not” Government policy.

 

https://order-order.com/2020/02/12/foreign-office-official-calls-overthrow-capitalism/

 

Nick Bridge’s CV looks harmless enough:

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 https://www.gov.uk/government/people/nick-bridge

 

But this is part of a pattern of infiltration by anti-capitalist movements, which lately have become more bold.

Just think – would be have tolerated the eco-nutters from XR even just a few years ago?

Or the now blatant propaganda from the BBC and others?

As with all infiltration movements, this one started covertly, with Greenpeace’s conversion of the idiot Ed Miliband.

But that was not enough to sway public opinion. Hence the bombardment with BBC indoctrination, and latterly the perfectly planned coup by Greta’s Marxist handlers.

Now the likes of Nick Bridge feel able to parade their far left agenda in public, without fear of attack or removal.

The idea that we need to shift the whole economic system comes of course straight from the Christiana Figueres playbook, who has made no secret of her desire to overthrow capitalism.

One could ask why the Foreign Office is putting her acolytes into position of power. But then we only have to think back to the days of Burgess and Maclean to understand why.

The government is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. But if it really wants to reclaim the agenda, Mr Bridge needs to be given the boot now. Simply saying his views are not government policy is not good enough.

His views clearly do not correlate with the wishes of the great majority of the British public, nor the manifestos of the MPs most of them voted for.

His personal beliefs are a matter for himself. But he has no right to use them to dictate government policy.

22 Comments
  1. martinbrumby permalink
    February 12, 2020 10:59 pm

    If we need to “shift the whole economic system”, then lets shift some other stuff as well.
    I’d be i n favour of sacking him AND ensuring he never picks up a penny of public money again. Let him piss off to Venezuela.
    Pour encourager les autres.

  2. Sensescaper permalink
    February 12, 2020 11:08 pm

    And what makes Nick Bridge’s salary possible? Should we look through the round window for the answer children?

  3. LeedsChris permalink
    February 12, 2020 11:12 pm

    I can believe this. My work with the civil service showed whole sections are infested with the ‘green blob’. I attended an energy seminar in Yorkshire a couple of years ago, organised by the Department of Energy. Apart from DoE officials the only other speaker was from Greenpeace and needless to say the whole event was predicated on ending use of fossil fuels and reliance on ‘renewable’ (sic) energy no matter what the costs and the impracticalities – my impression was it was difficult to tell who the Civil Servants were and who were the ‘enviro activists’. I think I remember Peter Hitchens, a few years ago, who referred to the fact that in this country we have had a Revolution and the way we were governed has been overthrown – its just we don’t know it and we didn’t realise that it had happened. The more crazy announcements this week lead me to believe his analysis – the latest being that the Government announced today it is going to force all private pensions to analyse and publish their climate change impact (!!!) and then, presumably;y, to force them to divest from fossil fuels. Seems to me like Government policy is becoming indistinguishable from Extinction Rebellion.

    • Steve permalink
      February 13, 2020 6:15 am

      It’s what they call “leading beyond authority”. That is the authority of the electorate. They have a Common Purpose and are to be found throughout central and local government, quangos, and even banks. The owner of Clean Air London is listed from way back and lead the charge to demonize diesels and now any combustion. Who knows who is influencing Boris and the Gove weathervane?

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        February 13, 2020 7:49 am

        Proscribe Common Purpose.

      • February 13, 2020 8:15 pm

        Yep I suspect he is a Common Purpose, and Agenda 21 person

    • StephenP permalink
      February 13, 2020 7:53 am

      If the pension funds divest from fossil fuels, it will be interesting to see who buys the shares.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      February 13, 2020 2:04 pm

      I am surrounded by woke morons at the City of London.

  4. Duker permalink
    February 12, 2020 11:47 pm

    Was appointed by Foreign Secretary in 2017 ….. was that Johnson at the time?
    Yes it was as his term was Jul 2016 to Jul 2018.
    However it might have been one of the minor ministers who really made the decision and it was rubber stamped by the boss.

  5. dennisambler permalink
    February 13, 2020 12:00 am

    The FCO has been on this beat for a long time. https://globelegislators.org/summit-home

    “On 14 January 2013, GLOBE International presented the 3rd edition of the Climate Legislation Study and formally launched the GLOBE Climate Legislation Initiative at a high level Summit held in the Locarno Rooms of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

    Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP welcomed delegates on behalf of Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon. William Hague MP (who was on business overseas and wrote a letter to delegates).

    The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, President of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE International), Chairman of the UK Committee on Climate Change, and former UK Secretary of State for the Environment chaired the summit.”

    Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, delivered a keynote speech on the importance of domestic climate legislation in reaching an international agreement in 2015 (watch video interview).

    During the first day of the summit, GLOBE released the 3rd Climate Legislation Study – produced in partnership with the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics.

    https://globelegislators.org/high-level-opening-session/lord-deben-s-speech
    “We will have with us in the next two days, 100 delegates from 26 countries participating in this event. https://globelegislators.org/media-coverage

    “The reason that we are here is to continue a process which was a long time a coming. But is now central to the battle against climate change – the mutual relationship between the legislators and the parliaments of the countries of the world. This is a crucial part in the battle and it always has been because it is we who are legislators, who have set the pace in many countries, indeed in most countries.”

    https://globelegislators.org/high-level-opening-session/welcome-by-alistair-burt-mp
    Alistair Burt MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    “Thank you, Lord Deben, for inviting me open this conference and for giving me the opportunity to say a few words about the importance of national legislation in addressing dangerous climate change. ….there are issues of long-term strategic importance for our countries and our planet. To address these, we need to work together across the political spectrum to build consensus and take action.

    That’s not easy. And it’s because it’s not easy that we are particularly proud of our Climate Change Act and the statutory mechanism of Carbon Budgets that we have in the UK. These will ensure that we play our part in achieving a transformative reduction in carbon emissions to 2050 and beyond.”

    Links to speeches by Figueres, Ed Davey and John Prescott are in the side panel.

    This secret agenda is why Gummer is still where he is and the preparations for the current nonsense have been ongoing for some time.

    GLOBE has been quiet of late, but Barry Gardiner is still European representaive or something similar.

    https://globelegislators.org/news/item/nancy-pelosi-democrat-leader-in-the-us-congress-and-former-speaker-salutes-globe-s-efforts-on-climate-legislation

    “Barry Gardiner MP, Chairman of the Board, paid tribute to the leadership of Leader Pelosi on climate change and welcomed opportunities to contribute to the US Congress the experiences of other nations in the development of their national climate legislation.”

    http://web.archive.org/web/20110503190033/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8469883/Lobbyists-who-cleared-Climategate-academics-funded-by-taxpayers-and-the-BBC.html
    “Globe International’s work is paid for with donations from multi-millionaire backers and through partnerships with other environmental groups.

    Globe also confirmed last night that it received direct funding from the Department of Energy and the Department of International Development (DfID). including a grant of £91,240 provided by DfID since the Coalition came to power last year.

    More cash from DfID is filtered through the Complus Alliance – a “sustainable development communications alliance” of broadcasters based in Costa Rica which is also supported by the BBC World Service Trust, the Corporation’s independent charity.”

  6. cajwbroomhill permalink
    February 13, 2020 12:12 am

    An iideal person for one-way ticket to the Tower of London!

  7. M E permalink
    February 13, 2020 2:00 am

    “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” Hanlon’s Razor according to Wikipedia. They don’t think because they just have to conform. The thinking has been done for them ( in New Zealand)

  8. February 13, 2020 8:43 am

    I have some good / bad news
    One hundred years ago in the 1920s was the start of what was to be called the roaring twenties. This was caused by those that control the banks increasing the money supply making loans and investments easy. When everything was booming and debt was getting maxed out they reduced the money supply and called in the loans causing the crash of 1930s. They could then repose for cents and make huge profits creating a low wage -slave economy.
    Well the good / bad news is they are going to do it again starting in 2020
    This time they are using the Climate Change con as there excuse why all that austerity no longer applies. Trillions will be injected mostly in the phoney carbon markets that are the new derivatives. But plenty will be injected into the real economy but in stupid green projects that will boost prosperity in the short term. Of course when it suites them they will pull the rug and crash the economy and disappear with there trillions.
    But as each bubble must be bigger than the last this will be more on a world wide scale.
    So get ready for the good times but be smart and prepare for the crash
    last time it was a decade but maybe quicker this time.

  9. February 13, 2020 9:01 am

    “We need to recognise that climate change is the result of an economic system. Solving it involves shifting the whole economic system.”

    This is the false narrative we’re stuck with. The climate doesn’t run on trace gases, but nobody in power wants to hear that.

  10. Phoenix44 permalink
    February 13, 2020 9:09 am

    I’m not sure he’s really advocating the overthrow of capitalism. Our economic system is based on cheap fossil fuels and if you believe they cause Climate Change, then our system does cause Climate Change. Thus to stop Climate Change we have to shift the system. I think he’s actually being honest in a way our politicians are not.

  11. February 13, 2020 9:58 am

    “Climate change is the result of an economic system”.

    OMG: the stupidity & ignorance, it burns.

    Just one slight problem, Nick old boy: the climate’s been changing for about 4.5 billion years.
    As astronaut Buzz Aldrin famousy & correctly said.
    Dominic Cummings’ clearout of the civil service is now urgently needed.

    That will just leave 600 or so ill-informed eejit MPs needing education on the real causes of climate change.

    A man-sized job for Lord Monckton?
    John Doran.

  12. Pancho Plail permalink
    February 13, 2020 10:11 am

    I will repeat my comment from Guido’s column.
    Climate change is the result of an economic system that rewards people for making outrageous claims that are not supported by an objective assessment of the facts.

  13. john cooknell permalink
    February 13, 2020 11:02 am

    Well perhaps he could concentrate his environmental abilities in sorting out some of the mess that is around.

    Lets start with a real good old mess, Landfill.

    “Restored” landfill sites need looking after for a long long time, usually not much to do just keep an eye on things. Occasionally problems appear, instability (remember Aberfan), water pollution stuff, like that,and expensive and extensive civil works are required. As fast as landfill is going out of fashion the expertise in landfill has disappeared, and a huge issue is starting to come up at a lot of places.

    Due to frequent government re-modelling of responsibilities, records have disappeared, contaminated land registers are inaccurate or non existent, and things are getting a bit out of hand.

    So there is a real live environmental issue, sort it!

  14. Athelstan. permalink
    February 13, 2020 6:18 pm

    The FO now FCO was riddled with Communists back in the Fifties and probably well before that. To a man of them, during the 50s they required to force the UK into the ECSC aka Le grand projet and to render Britain down: how they’ve succeeded.

    And ‘carbon zero’ now the design, the deconstruction and transport to catastrophe – goes into overdrive.

  15. Russ Wood permalink
    February 14, 2020 9:37 am

    There are so many of these whatevers in Whitehall that I would like the fantasy idea in Pratchett & Gaiman’s “Good Omens” to be true. Turn the M4 into a ring of fire, so no-one can get in or out! Then, maybe, the rest of us can get on with our lives!

    • Bertie permalink
      February 15, 2020 7:52 am

      M25?

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