Wednesday, 2 September 2009

The lights are on, but is anyone at home?

It seems some Tories in Wales have been kept in the dark over what exactly their policy is on energy-saving light bulbs.

On the one hand new Tory MEP Kay Swinburne says she ‘had issues’ with banning the most inefficient bulbs, claiming it was an ‘environmental disaster’ despite the clear savings, both economically and environmentally, by switching to energy-saving light bulbs.

This opposition is in stark contrast to the Tories' 2007 manifesto commitment... to give every household in Wales £20 worth of energy-saving bulbs.

It’s not clear whether the Tories have changed their minds on this or whether their MEP was unaware of party policy, as she wasn’t living in Wales at the time the commitment was made, before the Assembly elections in 2007.

You wonder what the reaction will be when the Tory Assembly group leader finds that their MEP has joined his party’s Westminster MPs in creating their own policies. Maybe he'll blow a fuse...

Jill Evans has more on the subject.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Tories in Wales can't stop quarrelling. Paul Rogers is now having a go at David Melding AM for wanting to scrap unlimited free bus passes for pensioners. So what is it - for or against?

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