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February 27, 2009

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Proud to have some Irish running through my veins! The “Greens” don’t like it when someone talks truth.

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Environment Minister: Climate change is a ruse to push draconian policies and high taxes

Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has claimed the Labour Government is using climate change to push through draconian policies and high taxes.

Sammy Wilson, of the Democratic Unionist Party, ridiculed ideas such as a carbon credit card and other moves focusing on emissions.

He clashed with Whitehall earlier this year after objecting to a climate change advert from London which mentioned carbon.

He said: “I can understand why it is important that the message be gotten over by a government which has now so many policies, so many intrusive policies.

“I can understand why they want to get the subliminal message over. That’s the only way the Government is going to succeed in getting people to accept the draconian increases.”

He said these increases included taxation and challenges to people’s ability to travel.

Mr Wilson was appearing before the Stormont Environment Committee which recently passed a vote of no confidence in him over the climate change adverts row.

He dismissed part of it as “insidious” government propaganda and questioned the idea that turning off a light could save the world.

In 2006 then environment secretary David Miliband suggested carbon credit cards could be issued as part of a nationwide carbon rationing scheme.

An annual allowance would be allocated, with the card being swiped on various items such as travel, energy or food.

Mr Miliband said people who used less than their allowance could sell any surplus to those who wanted more.

Mr Wilson alleged: “Those are the kind of policies which are being put forward to get people to accept that, then you have got to persuade them that there’s some drastic things coming down the road.”

The minister has faced criticism from environmental groups and members of the committee.

However, the Democratic Unionist Assembly member for East Antrim put in a pugilistic performance today in defending his attitude to the climate change adverts.

He added: “When a minister from Westminster says it doesn’t matter what the view of the devolved administrations across the UK are, we have decided on this, we are not even prepared to enter into a discussion … I think I was probably standing up for the rights of the devolved administration.”

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Wilson row over green 'alarmists'

September 5, 2008

Once again Ireland shows it’s intelligence. First they voted down the Lisbon Treaty and now Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has come out against the fraud of man made global warming. Proud to have a bit of the Irish flowing in my veins.

Sammy Wilson

Sammy Wilson’s view on climate change has angered environmentalists

The Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.

In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.

“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.

Peter Doran of the Green Party said it was a “deeply irresponsible message.”

Mr Wilson said he refused to “blindly accept” the need to make significant changes to the economy to stop climate change.

“The tactic used by the “green gang” is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,” he said.

The minister said he accepted climate change can occur, but does not believe the cause has been identified.

“Reasoned debate must replace the scaremongering of the green climate alarmists.”

From the BBC