Its nice to see that, despite the Independent frequently publishing utter cock, it still has a few of the staff kicking around who originally made it a quality paper. One of them is Geoffrey Lean. Following on from Jonathon Porritt's coverage of the UK's pathetic efforts to invest in developing and applying green technologies as a form of economic stimulus- the "Green New Deal"- Geoff reported last Sunday on a survey by HSBC that reveals that the UK government is trailing almost all others in the world in this respect, despite the untold billions they have thrown at the banks. This weekend he has covered Alistair Darling's personal role obstructing public investment in a Green New Deal for this country. So, once again we have evidence to show that this government is incapable of taking action to limit the worst effects of the fuckyounomic implosion, uninterested in developing any UK expertise in green technology and unprepared to take rapid, effective action to limit our nation's contributions to climate change. Geoff rules. The UK government are shit.