Thursday 29 August 2002

The Johannesburg gathering

The Glasgow Herald prints a photograph of a local street vendor demonstrating outside the UN summit. This sensible gentleman has a badge bearing the message: "Freedom to Trade." Why isn't he inside the hall instead of the 60,000 useful idiots? The Herald also has a "Summit Briefing." I was pleasantly surprised to see mention of Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Understandably, this section of the briefing was headed: "Contrary View." The heading of the previous part of the briefing which gave the UN position was: "The Facts"!