Chris Huhne Gets Confused About Engineering and Economics

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Memo to Chris Huhne: This is Called Engineering (Part of the Proposed Severn Barrage Construction)

Chris Huhne is today rounding on the critics of wind power.

short-termists, arm-chair engineers, curmudgeons and faultfinders

he calls them.

Well, let’s see now. Mr Huhne has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Mr Huhne subsequently worked in the City, and as a journalist, before becoming an MEP and then an MP.

Armchair engineer indeed. Maybe he played with Lego as a kid though.

By contrast, real engineeers want to build the Severn Barrage. Mr Huhne stopped that. Real engineers want to build some new coal fired power stations to keep our lights on. Mr Huhne is dead against.

As well as getting confused about engineering, Mr Huhne is confused about economics as well.

At a time when closures and cuts dominate the news cycle, next-generation industries are providing jobs and sinking capital into Britain.

Real economists, as opposed to armchair economists like Mr Huhne, understand that green subsidies cost jobs and don’t create them.

But what more should we expect from the man who in 2002 told the Guardian:

The euro is living up to the highest expectations of the economists who advocated it, and Britain is missing out.

and who in 2003 told the Independent:

The freedom to set interest rates merely according to domestic needs is a cruel mirage. Monetary union protects economies from the vagaries of speculative capital flows, enabling more stable growth and investment.

The man is simply a nutcase.

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