Atomic Hairdryer wrote:
Extricating ourselves from insane decisions like the windfarms would otherwise lead to expensive compensation claims. Extricating ourselves from the Climate Change Act could be more challenging given some of it is to meet EU obligations imposed on us. Similar problem with other crazy policies like recycling quotas and landfill taxes. If we don't meet those targets, the EU will tax us. Of course exiting the EU could save us more money.
They seemed to get sold to quite a lot. Consider the various software projects, the costs of which dwarf the Kent Windmills. UK governments haven't done very well negotiating with sharp rogues and government projects can't fail in the same way that commercial projects can. Companies have gone bust because of processor, operating system and database management system projects which failed.
I don't see this government, in essence, being a lot different.
How would a government get us out of this mess? It would take a different sort of government with an entirely different outlook. How do you get the Stork out of the bottle? Maybe a Zen approach. Snap your fingers and it's out. Maybe deal with it the way Alexander the Great dealt with the Gordian Knot and just smash the bottle.