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December 03, 2005

Zac Goldsmith.

A question asked about Zac Goldsmith:

Why, you might ask, should we listen to the anti-globalisation opinions of an old Etonian, poker-playing plutocrat who runs a play farm funded from daddy's inheritance in Devon with his wife Sheherazade, the daughter of the socialite Viviane Ventura, edits a magazine called the Ecologist, founded by his uncle Teddy, and has not unreasonable expectations of becoming a Tory MP.


One answer is here:


"Globalisation has changed the way we live massively and not in good ways," says Goldsmith. Since the World Bank was established in 1944, he says, there has been a 12-fold increase in global trade and a five-fold increase in economic growth. "Life expectancy is falling. Three billion people live on less than two dollars a day. Agricultural land is shrinking. Globalisation is responsible for all these things." According to the UN, he says, drought, deforestation, industrial agriculture and climatic volatility are responsible for the loss of 250m acres of fertile soil each year, undermining the food security of 1.2 billion people worldwide.

Because he’s woefully misinformed? A moron? Idiotic? Force fed stupidity by his uncle Teddy? Anyone with better reasons in the comments please.

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Comments

I prefer the term Terry Fuckwit.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Dec 3, 2005 11:59:34 AM

Don't be to hard on Uncle Ted. Father Jim filled his head with just as much nonsense.

Posted by: James Graham | Dec 3, 2005 3:08:18 PM

Zac and his greenie chums are the enemies of reason.

There's no point trying to reason or argue or inform or enlighten or educate or help them for they do not want to know.

Zac "dead babies" Goldsmith .. you frighten me.

Posted by: Johhny Bonk | Dec 4, 2005 7:53:01 PM

Yes, that's right Johhny. You're right & they're wrong.

Posted by: Hardwin Jones | Dec 5, 2005 2:05:34 PM