No Mercy, No Quarter: Full Steam Ahead

Your quote of the day, courtesy (once again) of Graham Richardson:

Once you made up your mind that somebody had to go in order to be replaced by someone better, it didn’t matter at all whether he was a decent, caring person on the verge of canonisation, or an absolute arsehold completely devoid of saving graces. If the king has to be brought down for the good of the party, then so be it. Any time spent worrying about the cruelty of executing such a nice fellow is time wasted. Any time feeling guilty about what you’ve done is even worse.

Although, despite his determination to become a Shakespearean tragic hero, there is little to like about Malcolm anyway.


3 Responses to “No Mercy, No Quarter: Full Steam Ahead”

  1. TQS Says:

    Tim could you make the point forcefully that the ETS Newspoll is from mid-September.

    Before Climategate, before YAD061 & Yamal, before Copenhagen was a confirmed failure, and before the ETS changed from being a meaningless feel-good-gesture like Kyoto to a $1200 tax.

    The mid-September Newspoll is not relevant. The debate has moved on. The mood of the electorate has changed.

    Labor will go into the next election promising a pointless $1200 tax aminst the failure of Copenhagen and a rising tide of scientific scepticism. They are the ones who have everything to fear.

    Thanks, keep fighting the good fight.

  2. Allen Ford Says:

    John Maynard Keynes’ oft repeated quote, “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” should be pounded into pollies of all persuasions, particulary those who mindlessly cite the Opposition’s stance back in 2007.

    So much has happened in the last week to discredit the whole field of “climate science” that pussyfooting around can no longer be tolerated.

    When climate luminaries, like Mike Hulme, come out with statements like this,

    “It is also possible that the institutional innovation that has been the I.P.C.C. has run its course. Yes, there will be an AR5 but for what purpose? The I.P.C.C. itself, through its structural tendency to politicize climate change science, has perhaps helped to foster a more authoritarian and exclusive form of knowledge production – just at a time when a globalizing and wired cosmopolitan culture is demanding of science something much more open and inclusive.”

    it is more than time to stand back and take stock, before blundering into the destructive policies demanded by the alarmists.

  3. trin Says:


    3 words.


    All we hear from conservatives is a one massive yodel ETS = “no jobs! no jobs! no jobs!”

    Someone’s gotta start cleaning up this mess, because as much as you enjoy the productivity of dickensian smokestacks spewing filth over our country (while you continue to design cities so poorly our energy consumption goes through the roof) , we all suffer for it.

    As for the cost of living- your beloved introduced a 10% increase on the price of EVERYTHING last decade and the sky didn’t fall then….

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