Ben Pile has been tweeting about Boris’s conference speech, delivered on screen with the slogan “Build Back Better” prominently displayed behind him, a slogan which he seems to have borrowed from this organisation.
Here is Ben on Twitter:
This is extraordinary. Totally divorced from reality. By any comparison with historical moments that precipitated change, such as plagues or wars, Covid19 deaths would not register. This desire for change from the old normal is entirely located in degenerate political elites.
Here is the UK Build Back Better coalition’s membership. The Tories used the slogan of green campaigning organisations and left-wing think tanks.
If you don’t know who the European Climate Foundation and Oak Foundation are, where have you been? In short, they are the vehicle for green billionaires to pump money under cover of “philanthropy” to political activists, to lobby for policies that suit their investments.
So why are the Conservatives using their slogan?
1. Because they lack any originality or connection to the public.
2. Because the European Climate Foundation also fund Conservative think tanks and dodgy MPs campaigns, too.
Johnson’s whole speech can be found here. Here’s the part where he talks about Build Back Better:
But after all we have been through it isn’t enough just to go back to normal. We have lost too much. We have mourned too many. We have been through too much frustration and hardship just to settle for the status quo ante – to think that life can go on as it was before the plague; and it will not. Because history teaches us that events of this magnitude – wars, famines, plagues; events that affect the vast bulk of humanity, as this virus has – they do not just come and go. They are more often than not the trigger for an acceleration of social and economic change, because we human beings will not simply content ourselves with a repair job. We see these moments as the time to learn and to improve on the world that went before. That is why this government will build back better. And to explain what I mean by build back better, I will use a medical metaphor.
But he doesn’t. Instead he starts talking about his mojo.
Then he talks about the many improvements to be made to infrastructure, particularly the health service, a section which ends with:
We will fix the injustice of care home funding, bringing the magic of averages to the rescue of millions.
Then, after health, this:
And if we are to raise productivity and encourage investment in the UK, then there is one thing we must do as a matter of basic hygiene; and that is to fight crime.
The short paragraph on fighting crime that follows finishes with a promise of:
“stopping the whole criminal justice system from being hamstrung by what the Home Secretary would doubtless and rightly call the lefty human rights lawyers and other do-gooders.”
Do-gooders like Craig Murray, I suppose, the ex-ambassador who was sacked for revealing British complicity in torture, and who is the only journalist reporting on the Stalinist show trial of Julian Assange, who has already been tortured in a British maximum security prison for a year (though not accused of any crime in the UK) before being handed over to the US to be tortured some more.
Then education, and on to the green economy:
And there is one area where we are progressing with gale force speed; and that is the green economy, the green industrial revolution that in the next ten years will create hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs. I can today announce that the UK government has decided to become the world leader in low cost clean power generation – cheaper than coal, cheaper than gas; and we believe that in ten years time offshore wind will be powering every home in the country, with our target rising from 30 gigawatts to 40 gigawatts.
You heard me right. Your kettle, your washing machine, your cooker, your heating, your plug-in electric vehicle – the whole lot of them will get their juice cleanly and without guilt from the breezes that blow around these islands. We will invest £160m in ports and factories across the country, to manufacture the next generation of turbines. And we will not only build fixed arrays in the sea; we will build windmills that float on the sea – enough to deliver one gigawatt of energy by 2030, 15 times floating windmills, fifteen times as much as the rest of the world put together. Far out in the deepest waters we will harvest the gusts, and by upgrading infrastructure in such places as Teesside and Humber and Scotland and Wales we will increase an offshore wind capacity that is already the biggest in the world.
Finishing with a triumphant:
As Saudi Arabia is to oil, the UK is to wind…
Sounds as though climate sceptics and other seditious doubters might be in for some nasty Kashoggi-like fate. No wonder he wants to do away with those do-gooder human rights lawyers.
Back to the BuildBackBetter organisation:
As Ben notes, it is funded by the Oak Foundation and the European Climate Foundation, which in turn is funded by the Dutch National Lottery and five American Foundations funded by dead American billionaires, including the The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, which I’ve mentioned before here with follow up articles here and here.
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation has in turn paid more than $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, and is now funding an organisation keeping Boris in catchy slogans, apparently. The Conservative Party is therefore the indirect beneficiary of the Foundation’s decision to spend less on stopping African babies from getting AIDS, and more on paying the salaries of men in suits in various Green pressure groups. Funny world.
BuildBackBetter has a lot of supporters, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, CND, Campaign against Climate Change, Doctors for Extinction Rebellion, Extinction Rebellion Scientists, Women in Prison, and a number of Christian, feminist and health service groups. No wonder the Guardian was muted in its criticism of Boris, standing in front of his American Billionaire-funded slogan smirking, as if to say: “Throw brickbats at me, and the Quakers, Nurses and Women in Prison get it.”
Meanwhile, the plot by two Guardian journalists to throw an Australian journalist into a prison worse than Guantanamo is not being reported by the Guardian. Nor is the plot by Hillary Clinton, supported by President Obama, to invent a Russian connection to Trump’s election campaign, as recently revealed by an FBI employee. Nor the fevered attempts to isolate Russia with invented poison plots, in order to justify who knows what military actions. None of this is coming to the notice of thousands of decent Christians and leftwing activists hypnotised by a vision of utopia filled with electric buses powered by floating windmills, all to be delivered by Boris’s business friends at a very reasonable price, to be determined by an algorithm at this moment gestating in Dominic Cummings digestive tract.
This isn’t what you voted for.