That incredible bubble headed misanthrope Huhne has been pontificating (yes, it does give you hairy palms and send you mad) at the CPRE.
It's much as one would expect - climate change will eat our babies and unless we sacrifice the young women of the village to the Earth Goddess blah, blah, blee, blah ad nauseam.
However, one of his remarks exploded off the page, to wit-
"For the first time since the 18th century, we have a chance to return to a true sustainability."
So, three hundred years of human progress is to be consigned to the bin in pursuit of what exactly?
The majority of us reduced to toiling peasantry, while Huhne and his filthy ilk live like The Sun King?
Fuck you Mr. Huhne. My ancestors sacrificed and toiled to drive the gears of civilisation through each agonisingly slow notch forward.
That's why we still live in a century replete with marvels. The 21st. The 18th. can remain in the history books, where it belongs.