Friday, January 05, 2007

Miliband connects with the kids.

Environment Secretary interviewed for First News

South Shields MP and Environment Secretary David Miliband has been talking to a group of nine to twelve year olds about climate change. They were interviewing him for their First News magazine, you can see the online edition - here. (Interestingly they show Miliband as a God-like figure holding the future of the world in his hands!)

I digress, BBC News reports the following statement from David Miliband to the children:

"Every part of the way we work, go to school, the way we live is going to have to change. Not change for the worse, but change so that we live in a way that respects the environment rather than abuses it."

In response to a question about developing countries he said:

"They're worried that any decisions they'll make about the environment will compromise their ability to tackle poverty among their population. We have to show there will be money to follow going green and that's a really important part of the plan."

Now, political 'wonkspeak' might be o.k. for the technocrats, mandarins, spads, and permsecs, but I have a feeling that this type of semantics rich dialogue would fly straight over the heads of my kids!

Apparently nobody had the nerve to ask where the owl was today.


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