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Still time for a split…

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Malcolm takes his new backbencher licence for a spin on his blog:

First, let’s get this straight. You cannot cut emissions without a cost. To replace dirty coal fired power stations with cleaner gas fired ones, or renewables like wind let alone nuclear power or even coal fired power with carbon capture and storage is all going to cost money.

To get farmers to change the way they manage their land, or plant trees and vegetation all costs money.

Somebody has to pay.

So any suggestion that you can dramatically cut emissions without any cost is, to use a favourite term of Mr Abbott, “bullshit.” Moreover he knows it.

And it goes on. Definitely worth reading. The ‘split’ movement goes on in the blogosphere, and it might be largely a case of wishful thinking but it’s one I enjoy indulging in myself. Guy Rundle has christened them the ‘Liberal Movement’ party. ‘Movement Liberals’ sounds slightly more sensible to my ears.

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Written by Francis

December 7, 2009 at 12:05 pm

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