Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the words of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, who ushered in 70 years of famine and oppression, offer valuable guidance for supporters of the green revolution in Britain. grandfather.
Totally a Conservative, Honest! Boris cites Lenin to push back to greener construction
Speaking at the port of Tyne in South Shields at the opening session of the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Monday morning, Mr Johnson used a quote from the former Soviet dictator to shape his vision. about a “green industrial revolution”.
“Lenin used to say that the communist revolution was Soviet power plus the electrification of the country,” Johnson said.
“Well, I hesitate to quote Lenin at the Federation of British Industry, but the coming industrial revolution is green power plus the electrification of the whole country,” he continued.
Mr Johnson speak that his green agenda is a “moral mission,” explaining that he has become “more idealistic” as he gets older.
“It is a moral thing but it is also an economic imperative. Because if this country could achieve the same geographic balance and dispersion of growth and wealth as what you see in most of our most successful economic comparators… then there wouldn’t be What is stopping us and what will we achieve”, said the Prime Minister.
What can I say – Lenin is a very convincing speaker, the only problem is that he is wrong about quite a few things. Reminds me of someone.
I look forward to next week, when Boris Johnson will inevitably quote Joseph Stalin’s advice on how best to implement Covid embargoes and vaccine mandates. Possibly one of Stalin’s more famous sayings, like “Education is a weapon…”.