My Thing with Caroline Lucas

I just received a mail from someone called Caroline Lucas. She said:
Today is the final day of Left Foot Forward’s year end fundraising appeal. And a match funder will double your money – if you give right now. We know that in the run up to the General Election, the corporate media will be launching the best spin money can buy. At the same time they will block those they don’t like from getting any coverage. The only thing that can change this is supporting strong independent media like Left Foot Forward.
Left Foot Forward’s mission is to inform and to combat right-wing misinformation. They bring us the best progressive analysis and combat one-sided rhetoric. Left Foot Forward are committed to giving progressives the fair hearing we deserve. In the coming months, we need them to provide honest coverage and debunk the myths put forward by corporate media. For this, it is crucial that they remain independent. If you’ve been standing by and waiting for the right time to donate, this is it. The time is now. Chip in £3, or whatever you can afford. Please give now and get your donation matched. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Best Wishes,
Caroline Lucas MP
I replied as follows:
Dear Caroline
Sorry, but I won’t be giving any money to Left Foot Forward. I subscribed under the impression that it was a leftwing organisation, and I see that it supports the insane policies of climate catastrophism promoted by Greenpeace, the WWF and other multi-billion dollar NGOs supported by the foundations of American billionaires.
From the website of your own party I take the following:
there has been an explosion in political activism.
Oh no there hasn’t. There are less protesters on the street than at any time since the Napoleonic wars.
climate change is bringing unpredictable and threatening weather patterns.
Oh no it isn’t. Global temperatures haven’t risen significantly for 18 years. Ask the IPCC.
A vote for the Green Party is a vote for The Common Good.
Oh no it’s not. It’s a vote for windmills, which only work when the wind is blowing, and solar panels, which only work in the daytime, on sunny days.
And from:

The recent floods brought home the human cost of man-made climate change.

No they didn’t. They brought home the incompetence of the Environment Agency. The scientific theory of man-made global warming predicts that rises in temperature cause by anthropogenic greenhouse gases may provoke catastrophic events like floods. Since there has been no warming for the past 18 years or so, it is not possible that the Somerset floods are due to man-made climate change. Please correct your party’s website accordingly.

About Geoff Chambers

Retired illustrator (children's magazines, religious education textbooks, an Encyclopaedia of Christianity, gay contact and female fitness magazines, pornographic strip cartoons etc.) Retired lecturer in English and History of Art in a French University; ardent blogger on climate hysteria, banned five times from the Guardian and twice from the Conversation. Now blogging at
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11 Responses to My Thing with Caroline Lucas

  1. johnbuk says:

    Good grief Geoff, I dont know what the green equivalent of a fatwa is but you’re in line for one that’s for certain. You can’t go around upsetting these delicate souls like that. They are worried and concerned that not enough people know they care about Gaia more than anyone else does. Just £3 will enable them to advertise the fact more clearly and you don’t seem to care about their dilema.

  2. catweazle666 says:


    Living dangerously, Geoff!

    Happy Christmas!

  3. TinyCO2 says:

    In the race to destroy racism, which is bad, the left/liberals have destroyed national pride and loyalty too. If you embrace immigration and multiculturism then you dismiss the people and cultures that already exist here. The left has traditionally represented the underdog but few native Brits can compete with new arrivals for under dog status. They fare even worse against those who still live in their native countries. In the grand scheme of things, the native British worker is no longer represented by their traditional party. The green agenda places those people even further down the ladder and even if it’s never voiced aloud, the needs of low paid workers are now less important than the damage they do by existing at all. What do the old mining communities that still curse Maggie’s name, think they’d be doing if the pits had never closed? Digging coal out and then putting it back?

    The original message from the left that everyone should be equal and that was traditionally seen as everyone would be wealthy. The green version of that makes everyone equally poor. The hatred of the corrupt, greedy corporate owners and managers now extends to the very existence of business activities which encompasses the workers themselves. Like many cults before it, modern environmentalism encourages its followers to take the ultimate path to ascendancy – extinction.

    Finally, like all political ideologies Greenism relies on the stupidity of its followers to fail to recognise the underlying agenda. It needs people to fail to do the calculation placing themselves in the scheme of things and see how close to the edge they are. Yes it might be pleasing to see the bankers and politicians and rich b’stards fall off the cliff but not if you’re on the next row, or even the one beyond that.

    However the real world doesn’t work the way idealists see it. It’s not the millionaires or the oil barons who are the first to suffer in this revolution, it’s the poor. Unlike the communist revolutions, the poor have the ability to turn back and away from the self destruction that their path creates. Where will that leave the Left? When will outfits like Left Foot Forward and the Guardian realise they’ve become toxic to their supporters?

  4. alexjc38 says:

    That £3 will buy you two Terry’s chocolate oranges at Tesco or Iceland, much better value for money; remember this story from about three years ago?

    “Ed Miliband has attacked David Cameron for failing to stop the sale of cut-price Chocolate Oranges…”

    A reminder, if any were needed, that the official “left” and “right” in this country are not a million miles apart.

    “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

    Wishing Geoff and commentators a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, one and all!

  5. JohnBuk
    The green equivalent of a Fatwa is being banned from commenting, which happened to me at Left Foot by decision of the editor over the head of the journalist whose articles I was commenting on, Alice Bell. I got the feeling she was unhappy about the decision, even though she’d accused me of racism and sexism.
    The descent into doomsday cultism TinyCO2 talks about is a direct result of this kind of Fatwa, as you can see on any Guardian Climate Change thread. The more sensible journalists have left or fallen silent, and the more informed sceptics have been banned, leaving a debate between the doctrinaire and the totally deranged.
    I’m not sure how much TinyCO2 and I would find to agree on politically, but this kind of analysis is vitally necessary whether it comes from the left or the right. Precisely the same weird mutation can be seen in France, where some sociologist recently suggested that the socialist party should forget about the working class and build a mass party on the basis of immigrants and sexual minorities – clearly someone with an odd idea of what constitutes a mass.
    Ed Miliband’s jibe about chocolate oranges is the kind of silly debating point I’d be happy to make on a CommmentisFree thread, but not if I was hoping to be prime minister in a few months’ time. There are a lot more fans of cheap chocolate oranges in the voting public than there are people worried about climate chaos. At least, I hope there are.
    Now I must put the sprouts on. Merry Christmas everyone.

  6. Lewis Deane says:

    Geoff, sorry for being so absent (you are a question in my mind, an anxiety – Kierkegarrd said anxiety is merely the anticipation of possibility?) but you live in France, don’t you? What I fear is the triumph of La Pen – is that possible? ‘La Pen’ – ironic and beastly. Nothing can ‘resurrect’ those who were murdered – nothing we say or do – we cannot reverse time – but we can be rational, sensible. We can be good? No ‘kippers, no fascists, no terreur!

  7. Lewis Deane says:

    You should read Thomas Carlyles The French Revolution – amasing – one is there.

  8. Lewis Deane says:

    Of course, ‘La Pen’ supporters don’t realise how easily the French state will absorb them. Luckily, for us, nothing will change! Ha ha!

  9. Lewis Deane says:

    It’s outrageous! No one can blame a ‘community’ (we know the falsity of that word), a religion, even (I hate ‘Islam’, as an idea, but I hate Christianity – ecrazej l’infamme! – Voltaire. I hate all monothiestic nonsense – praise a tree, its spiritus loci), no one must blame anyone but the murderers themselves. How does one approach this? Via context. Via rationality. By being just to the facts. Very French!

  10. Lewis Deane says:

    ‘écrasez l’infâme’ – sorry.

  11. Lewis Deane says:

    Beauty is a sorrow – an O,
    The open mouth of a corpse,
    The oval of a belly, the bulbous joke
    Of a ghost, compound, of the many you have lost.
    Bill, Steve, Susanne, Anna, they left me.
    Like an absurdity, like the man from the underground,
    You keep bashing your head against a wall
    You can always walk around. How simple!

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