Posts Tagged “caroline spelman”

Proof that not *all* Tories are bonkers on Europe (and nor was Mrs Thatcher)

by Stephen Tall on January 17, 2013

Amidst all the Tory Euro-hysteria (‘Eurotic’, I’ve heard it described as: and I seriously hope I didn’t mis-hear) it’s easy to forget there are a few Tories, a diminishing if stoic band, who have kept tight hold of their senses. And though it was David Cameron’s desperate last-ditch pitch for the job of Tory leader […]

Which Tory minister do you think is Talking Rubbish most? Spelman, Pickles or Neill?

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2011

Friends of the Earth is inviting the public to help decide the winner of its Talking Rubbish Award to help debunk the myths peddled by right-wing newspapers and some Tory ministers who ‘like to trash recycling’. The three nominees are as follows: The myth: Recycling means everyone is terrified of the ‘bin police’ “The iron […]

Coalition to rule out ‘pay as you throw’ waste charge – but why do they think it’s their job?

by Stephen Tall on June 7, 2010

The Guardian reports: Ministers are expected to announce that they are scrapping Labour plans to introduce “pay as you throw” rubbish schemes. Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, and Caroline Spelman, the environment secretary, will confirm that they will end schemes in which people are charged for household waste collections or for producing too much rubbish. […]