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The Independent’s front pages always remind me of student newspapers and Shane Greer has done a good job at unpicking one or two of them on TheFisk.com.  My favourite Independent front cover came from last April.  A typical headline about global warming was crowned with an invitation to win free flights to the USA.  There was also 3rd December 2005’s edition.  The newspaper’s editorial pages encouraged readers to holiday at home but the travel section included the following headline adverts:

  • Discover Syria…
  • Journey Latin America…
  • 91 flights a week to Dubai…
  • Book now for festive fun in Lapland…
  • Smile!  You are in Spain…
  • Innsbruck-Tirol; Fly midweek from £79 return…
  • Sydney £569…

What other examples of green hypocrisy can you think of from politicians, businesses, celebrities?

Nuclearconfusion
Today’s delicious Indy front page isn’t a case of hypocrisy – it’s just a silly mistake.  ‘Who’s The Greenest?’ asks the newspaper.  The three major parties’ views on greenhouse gases, renewable energy, green taxes, recycling and nuclear power are compared.  Unfortunately for The Indy they get their nuclear power and nuclear weapons a little muddled up.  "The Conservatives are sitting on the fence at the moment.  Nuclear weapons are not yet explicitly ruled in or ruled out," the front page declares.  "Officially, ‘possible as a last resort’."  Oh dear!

On ConservativeHome tomorrow shadow defence minister Julian Lewis MP will certainly not be sitting on the fence – or getting power stations and weapons confused – but will be presenting the case for replacing Trident.

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