Arriving at Heathrow over the quilt of harvest fields that show little evidence of the recent rains, we are greeted by a new action group of environmentalists protesting against air travel. This in the tradition of the anti-nuclear protest at Greenham Common in the eighties and Britain's time-honored tradition of direct action. Gandhi with cucumber sandwiches.
As the protests build, the public servants are being criticised for a lack of belief in the 20/20 target to get renewable energy up to 20% of all energy supply by 2020. Ten per cent looks like a hard call and so, it is said, they are secretly relying on nuclear energy to solve the carbon problem.
Whose government is it anyway? Of the people, for the people but just how has the 'by the people' piece been highjacked?