Sunday quotes (9)

A series of quotes relevant to the environment and/or campaigning.

This week’s quote is from Zac Goldsmith (born 1975).

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Politics colours everything, and anyone who wants change is necessarily political. As an environmental campaigner more or less since I left school in the early ’90s, I have always been involved in lobbying, campaigning and pushing for changes.

Zac Goldsmith is the MP for Richmond in London, a member of the Environmental Audit Committee and this week was part of the panel of MPs who pretended to interview Tony Juniper ahead of his confirmation as the next Chair of Natural England. Zac’s contribution, when his fellow Tory MPs were niggling away about vegan breakfasts and £50 donations to the Green Party was priceless. And also demonstrated what real independence looks like. More about Zac Goldsmith here.


2 Replies to “Sunday quotes (9)”

  1. A very good true quote and what we all need to be doing.
    The only downside to Zac for me is his political persuasion, he is after all a member of a party a large number of whom seem to think that nature should be in thrall to us bloody humans so we should be controlling our wildlife rather than the reverse. The party of the grouse and game shooter. Then I am a life long socialist who thought Teflon Tony was a bloody Tory in the wrong party.
    Then again perhaps we need some environmentalists in that camp.

  2. We need more like him in all political parties.
    I don’t mind how much money people have, as long as they are doing good, nor where they come from.
    The owners of Glen Feshie, and Coignafearn, stand out in this respect as being wealthy (and foreign),
    who seem to be cut from different cloth , compared to many of their class, and are shaming most
    other estates, whether old Scots, or foreign owned, with their progressive policies.

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