Blair's Record Attacked by Porritt

The Birmingham Post (England), August 26, 2002 | Go to article overview

Blair's Record Attacked by Porritt


Byline: Jane Merrick

The Government yesterday conceded it 'could do better' on the environment after Tony Blair's record was attacked by his own green adviser on the eve of the Johannesburg Earth Summit. Jonathon Porritt said the Prime Minister had failed to show leadership on the UK's key environmental issues like transport and waste management and his Government's green achievements were 'piecemeal'.

New Labour's 'naive adulation' of big business was at the expense of the voluntary and other sectors, the chairman of the Government's Sustainable Development Commission said. In remarks set to embarrass Mr Blair, who will address the summit later this week, Mr Porritt even appeared to question whether the Prime Minister knew exactly what sustainable development - the subject of the UN conference - meant.

Mr Porritt said he felt the Prime Minister had 'dumped' the issue of sustainable development into the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when it also embraced the economy, global relations, society and health.

He criticised the 'paralysis' and 'cowardice' in Government at failing to address the reform of institutions like the World Trade Organisation and the IMF and large multi-national companies.

Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett said the criticisms made by Mr Porritt were 'not entirely fair'. She said: 'I don't accept that the Prime Minister isn't showing leadership on this issue, although I entirely agree with Jonathon Porritt that he has the capacity - and indeed I believe the will - to try to make a real impact at this summit on our future. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Blair's Record Attacked by Porritt
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.