The Whitehall department and its subsidiaries tasked with fighting climate change spent more than £300,000 flying civil servants and ministers around the UK last year, new figures have found.That would be the same Caroline Lucas arrested and charged for an offence committed at an anti-fracking demo at an oil drilling rig... clearly not the brightest bulb in the box.
Ed Davey's Department for Energy and Climate Change spent £148,000 on 668 internal flights, while public bodies attached to it cost the taxpayer another £163,000 on more than 1,000 domestic flights. The new figures were criticised by Green MP Caroline Lucas, who said she found it hard to believe civil servants and ministers could not have taken more eco-friendly trains on some of the journeys.
As for the getting a train bit, hasn't she heard of Skype, same for the civil servants and ministers? You'd think a temple to the god of global warming would be setting an example of not sinning (for their values of sinning) Then again this is government we're talking about and spunking taxpayers money up the wall is second nature to them along with lying about climate change and hypocrisy.
No, as ever government exists to fund government and we the taxpayer have simply to cough up for their largesse. Heaven forfend that they actually do something useful (does committing suicide count as useful for the government?) it's all spend spend spend and hell breaking loose before the more useless sectors get it in the eye, much easier to sack soldiers...