I can think of four things that I share with Stephen Tindale, the former boss of Greenpeace (and former Special Advisor to Michael Meacher). They are:
1. This blog – as Stephen wrote a Guest Blog about the EU here back in February.
2. A belief that nuclear energy should play a part in our combatting of climate change. Stephen had a different view when he was running Greenpeace but ‘came out’ years later, and I kept my preference private whilst working for the RSPB but revealed it on p184 of Fighting for Birds.
3. Our birthday.
4. A belief that GM crops might, and probably should, play a part in the future of agriculture – here again you can find my take on it in Fighting for Birds (page 248). Stephen said this in a blog back in January and he said it again on Panorama last night. That doesn’t mean that all GM crops are good, but it means that some of them might be.
I expect there are many other things that I share with Stephen too. As with all groups of people, and all industries, there is a danger that everyone thinks the same thing, and that nobody ever changes their mind. It’s a good thing that people like Stephen think about things and are able to change their minds.
I wonder what I should change my mind about? Any of these things? I don’t think so. Feel free to suggest some things about which i ought to change my mind.