Britain can go down one of two routes now. One is to a future based on renewables, alongside greater investment in energy efficiency, where local communities have much greater say how their power is provided. The other is to a future based on polluting fossil fuels.
A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality – and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing – it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.
I’m very critical of political parties. I don’t think they’re needed in the world as it is now. They impede the development of individuals, they encroach on creativity and they impose absurd structures of discipline.
"Much of the news this year has been hopeless, depressing and, above all, confusing. -To which the only response is 'Oh Dear'. Defeatest response has become a central part of a new system of political control." - Adam Curtis