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Abbott’s position on climate change a betrayal of fundamental ideals of Conservatism

UK Tories describe Tony Abbott as ‘flat earther’

Paola Tolero reports in the Brisbane Times (21.11.14) that the attitude of Tony Abbott to the global challenges of climate change is described as “eccentric”, “baffling” and “flat earther”, by a group of senior British Conservatives. The group, including Prime Minister David Cameron’s Minister for Energy and a former Thatcher Minister and chairman of the Conservative Party, says Mr Abbot’s position on climate change represents a betrayal of the fundamental ideals of Conservatism and those of his political heroine, Margaret Thatcher.’ …

‘A former chairman of the British Conservative Party, Lord Deben said Mr Abbott has betrayed the fundamental tenets of conservatism itself. “I have no doubt that people like David Cameron will be saying to Tony Abbott ‘look conservatives are supposed to conserve, they are supposed to hand on to the next generation something better than they received themselves’.”

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