A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Etonian environmentalist mafia exposed.....

Eton College ChapelSo you want to know the roots of environmentalism in egalitarian Britain? Who pulls the 'Green' strings in the UK? Then look no further than the King's College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor - Eton College, or just plain old Eton to you and me (and all with a dash of Stowe School and Millfield).

[Upper Right: Eton College Chapel: image licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. This is material from the Wikipedia article on Eton College.]

Here is the Great Green Short List I have been promising you for some time:

[(a) Robin Hanbury-Tenison, OBE, Eton - although he has become increasingly critical of "radical anti-capitalist Greens"];

(b) The (real) Right Honourable Peter Robert Henry Mond, 4th Baron Melchett, Eton and Cambridge;

(c) Honourable Sir Jonathan Espie Porritt, 2nd Baronet, CBE, Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford;

(d) Zac Goldsmith, Eton and, since 1997, editor of The Ecologist magazine, founded by his uncle, Edward (Teddy) Goldsmith (Millfield and Magdalen College, Oxford);

[(e) And here is that dash of Stowe we all know and love so well: George Monbiot, Stowe School and Brasenose College, Oxford.]

But, above all, watch out for two closet Etonian 'Greens', the first now bidding to lead the Conservative Party: The Right Honourable David William Donald Cameron, Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford, and The Right Honourable Oliver Letwin, Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. You should also monitor The Honourable Edward (Ed) Henry Butler Vaizey, St. Paul's and Merton College, Oxford. He and Cameron are part of the so-called 'Notting Hill' set.

And it might just be an idea to keep an eye on those two young Royal Etonians, Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), Prince William to you and me, and Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor), Prince Harry.

So you naively thought that Britain was no longer run by our leading Public Schools? I'm afraid, where the environmentalists are involved, it's all still Green Bow Ties and Green "Stick Ups" popping out all over the place (in joke). And just note how many of them pop up on the BBC? So it's:

"Jolly greening weather,
An' organic harvest breeze,
No chemicals on the heather,
Lots o' sustainable trees,
Wind farms all together,
With Kyoto holding the keys,
No nuclear plants together,
With Kyoto holding the keys."
[With deepest apologies to William Johnson, Master]

Philip, like Merrick, seeking a Grammar School boy's revenge? No, just watching the Old Boys 'Green' Network at play. And to think that I have spoken and dined at Eton! I have failed. Time for a glass of Pomerol?

[New counter, June 19, 2006, with loss of some data]

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