Gordon Brown has to choose

Bismark said, about 160 years ago that politics is the art of the possible. That Canadian economist of good Scottish stock, J K Galbraith, wrote that politics is not the art of the possible. It consists, Galbraith held, in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. It is certainly about making choices, and a former Scottish economist who is today our Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has some big choices to make. He has to steer our country’s energy policy in an environmental way, so that we produce significantly less carbon. He has to show results on this rather quickly, because he and his party have claimed the high ground of environmental and climate change leadership, not only in the country but across the world.  Continue reading