An MP tweeting something cool and green? Whatever next?
I spend a lot of time on Twitter. I use it as a replacement for shouting at the television; the shouting was getting out of hand.
Twitter comprises morons, genius, informative comment and mind-numbing banality in equal measure. It’s a perfect microcosm of life, I guess.
Feeding the 10,000
So when an elected Member of Parliament uses it to tweet a picture of a Greenpeace poster to nearly 10,000 people, it stands out.
Julian Huppert MP spotted the poster (above) in his Cambridge constituency on Monday morning.
The poster calls on Liberal Democrat MPs to stand up for green jobs. And here's why...
A legally-binding decarbonisation target has been tabled as an amendment to the Energy Bill which is currently crawling its way through Westminster.
Such an amendment could have devastating consequences for George Osborne’s plans to have the UK hooked on gas. These plans were beautifully highlighted by Monday’s Frack and Go action at Osborne Central.
Where did I leave my principles?
The Labour Party has said it will vote for the amendment. Liberal Democrat support could push it over the top and get it enshrined in law.
It’s impossible to overstate how important this is. Unbelieveably, only one Liberal Democrat has signed up to back the amendment so far; our good friend Mr Huppert.
So as the Liberal Democrats head off for their Spring Conference this week, here’s hoping that more of them follow the example of the Member for Cambridge and apply the brakes to the dash for gas.
They used to support this policy. Maybe hanging out in Brighton for a few days will remind them of that.
We can only hope.