A fortnight before Christmas the European Commission looked set to axe two important plans for environmental protection. But in a flurry of activity and with the help of thousands of supporters, we helped to stop it.
Well do I remember one freezing cold December evening in 2002 standing in a layby on the A303 in Wiltshire, ready to go on the BBC 6 o’clock news and respond to the Big Government Announcement of the day. Roll forward almost exactly 12 years and here I am about to be interviewed again, responding to 2014’s Big Government Announcement.
Would it surprise you to know that the content was pretty much the same?
Imagine the Government announcing a new report showing huge increases in lung cancer from smoking, at the same time as trumpeting the great news that Benson & Hedges was building a whopping new factory in Coventry.