Alex Massie Alex Massie

Jonathon Porritt: Stupid and Wicked.

Tim Worstall rightly says this is stupid. I’d go further and also call it wicked.

Couples who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.

Jonathon Porritt, who chairs the government’s Sustainable Development Commission, says curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming. I think this must be a new low in pro-abortion arguments. How long before Porritt or some other eco-lunatic advocates compulsory sterilisation? Not sure you want to be pregnant? Well think of the trees…

[PS: Chances of Godwin’s Law being invoked in the Comments? 100%.]

Already a subscriber? Log in

Keep reading with a free trial

Subscribe and get your first month of online and app access for free. After that it’s just £1 a week.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.

Or

Unlock more articles

REGISTER

Comments

Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in