Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 11 April 2024

Flashback: Labour attempted to implement a nationwide carbon rationing scheme 17 years ago

An article published by The Guardian in 2006 described the then UK Environment Secretary David Miliband’s attempt to issue every UK citizen with a carbon “credit card” – that would be swiped every time we bought petrol, paid an energy utility bill or booked an airline ticket – under a nationwide carbon rationing scheme that could come into operation within five years.

David Miliband was the Member of the Parliament (Labour) for South Shields in North East England from 2001 to 2013.  He is currently the president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee(“IRC”). IRC is officially a global humanitarian aid, relief and development non-governmental organisation. The reality is it has, historically at least, close ties to the intelligence community.

David started his career at the Institute for Public Policy Research (“IPPR”), a UK-registered charity and think tank with links to the Labour Party, where he worked between 1989 and 1994.

(Note: In 2022, the third-largest funder of the IPPR was the Hewlett Foundation, after the Laudes Foundation and the European Climate FoundationAccording to Wikispooks, the Hewlett Foundation finances a large number of projects furthering deep state agendas.)

Aged 29, David became Tony Blair’s Head of Policy while the Labour Party was in opposition, and he was a contributor to Labour’s manifesto for the 1997 election, which brought the party to power. Blair subsequently made him head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit from 1997 to 2001, at which point David was elected to Parliament.

David spent the next few years in various junior ministerial posts, including at the Department for Education and Skills, before joining the Cabinet in 2006 as Environment Secretary.  His tenure as Environment Secretary saw climate change consolidated as a priority for policymakers.

In 2006, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. In the same year, The Guardian published an interview with David which we have reproduced below.  You will instantly recognise the plan, publicised over 17 years ago, as the same that that independent media and citizen journalists have been highlighting in recent years.

Before we get to The Guardian’s 2006 article about David’s attempt to implement a nationwide carbon rationing scheme, it’s worthwhile reminding ourselves about his brother Ed, who is still active in UK politics, as it may serve as a warning of what we can expect from a Labour government.

David is the elder son of the late Marxist sociologist Ralph Miliband.  His younger brother Ed Milibandwas the Labour Party leader between 2010 and 2015.  Ed has been the Member of Parliament for Doncaster North (Labour) since 2005.

In 2008, Ed led a newly created Department of Energy and Climate Change.  At the time, his brother David was UK Foreign Secretary.  A source close to Ed told The Guardian that the two brothers were personally very close. “[They both] tend to see the environment as part of the left. Ed, who’s very committed to social justice, will try to find a way of making that part of the environment brief,” the source said.

Speaking of the newly created department, Government insiders said there was a need for one department to take the lead in negotiations for a new international climate treaty the following year, and to take lead responsibility for delivering a new emissions reduction target.

“The new department will have control over nearly two-thirds of UK carbon emissions which come from energy for electricity and heat. The remainder is from transport and agriculture,” The Guardian wrote in 2008 and quoted John Sauven, head of Greenpeace, who said: “Bringing energy and climate together at last reflects the urgency of the threat we face from climate change.”

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