March 23, 2009

Okay, Jon, you go first

Am I the only one who always hears troubling rumbles of totalitarianism behind proposals like this?

JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.

Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.

The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.

By the way, that's about half of the current UK population. The other half, it would seem, will have to go.

So, Jonathon, who has to go, and how do you propose getting rid of them? Are you going to somehow create a ranking system for which people (or "undesirables") are first in line for mandatory sterilization? And, by the way, how many children do you have? Big Brother would like to know.

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