Tamzin Lightwater

Diary of a Notting Hill nobody | 28 November 2009

Tamzin Lightwater's unique take on the week

Monday

I can’t quite believe what we had a strategy meeting about this morning. My hands are trembling as I type… What if climate change doesn’t exist? It’s too awful to contemplate. But we are being asked to consider: what if the earth is not getting warmer? What if the world is not sleepwalking to ecological disaster?! What if… OMG… what if Lord Lawson is right!?!?!! Gary said we need a fallback position, in case there’s more of this stuff about scientists telling porkies. But Jed said to question our faith in climate change now would be heresy. The lack of proof, he says, is the whole point. ‘If the big guy with the beard came down from the sky and introduced himself it wouldn’t be faith, would it?’ I’m not entirely sure what he means but I’m inclined to agree. We must never forget what those huskies did for us. We must never forget the poll taken after we sledded across that glacier (even if the silly thing did turn out to be expanding rather than contracting).

Tuesday

Nice piccies of Lady T and Gordon on the steps of Number 10. Dave v relaxed about it. Says good luck to them. He’s not interested in photo ops and publicity stunts. Never has been. He’s off to a big event to launch something called left-wing conservatism, or socialist right-wingery. Or is it centre right communitarianism? Or communism, possibly. Something like that anyway. He’ll probably get his picture taken with Polly Toynbee and Eric Pickles, the Tory party’s most famous Trot! Not that Dave wants his picture in the paper. Goodness no. We couldn’t care less about things like that. We don’t even know what the Labour press team are up to at the moment.

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