UK CONSERVATIVES PUT CLIMATE CHANGE IN A SAFE PAIR OF HANDS
Meet John Gummer.
Here he is, as the Conservative government's Environment Minister, with his daughter in 1990.
Feeding her a hamburger to prove that British beef is safe, and that Mad Cow Disease was not a threat to humans.
Two weeks later the French banned imports of British beef because of the fear our cattle was infected with BSE, a deadly virus that could mutate to humans.
Because Mr Gummer and his government had created the legislation which allowed the remains of cows that were inedible to be fed back to cattle, a hardy disease like BSE slowly spread through British herds.
Amazingly, the French were condemned for over reacting.
It was SIX YEARS until the government finally admitted a connection between CJD, a human variant of the virus of which people were starting to die, and BSE in British beef.
Mr Gummer had known of the connection much earlier, and knew of rumours of a risk when this picture was taken, but for fear of causing a collapse in the export of beef, he kept the party line.
And gave his daughter a hamburger.
Eventually whole herds of cattle were shot by the army and burnt in pyres across the British countryside. British beef was banned around the world, trade restrictions that lasted 10 years, many only repealed last month.
Today, CJD cases are growing again in the UK, as the virus has a dormant period of anything up to 25 years in humans.
Mr Gummer and any non vegetarians that ate British beef, particularly offal packed in cheap pies and the like, from the early 80s to the mid 90s (roughly Thatcher's term), still have the chance of developing the disease, which eats wormholes into your brain and leaves you a vegetable, and eventually dead.
Mr Gummer tried to make his daughter eat this burger even though there could have been a threat to her health, in a bid to keep him and the government in work.
It was a decision that quite rightly later ended his political career.
Who could ever trust a man that could stoop so low as to put his own daughter at risk for personal political benefit and corrupt commercial gain?
Who could ever trust a man like this to do the right thing?
Who could believe that a cunt like this could ever be employed in a government position again, let alone anything to do with the environment?
The health of the nation, its welfare, and the welfare of millions of consumers of British beef world wide were betrayed by this morally corrupt, despicable little man.
The current Conservative leader David Cameron has just appointed him head of the Conservative party's policy group on climate change.
Just in case you were thinking of voting for the "new green" Tory Party in next month's local elections, just remember who their mates are.
English Ranter does.
Their mates are cunts.