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Tinfoil hats and the Precautionary Principle, a witty take on alarmism

Writing is a medium where wit and a good sense of humour can make reading a pleasure and one of the pleasures that I have recently found is James Delingpole. In nautical terms I would say that I like the cut of his jib which is why readers will now find a link to his regular column added to my side bar. His latest missive takes a most amusing slant on the travel woes of Britain  Europe and the world and I commend it to my readers.

Has anyone else noticed that since the eruption of the Ejyerkslllbjorkscreeylllkkrctarslyllgrgleglugglug volcano not a single plane over Europe has crashed, been involved in a terrorist incident or caused any of passengers on board an aircraft any discomfort whatsoever?

I feel a Big Idea coming on. It’s a Big Idea right up there with David Cameron’s new Big Idea to corral all Britain’s old people into repainting youth centres, clearing up needles on drug estates, setting up new Green Job enterprises, and so forth.

I suggest we ground all passenger aircraft forever. On the Precautionary Principle.

Cheers Comrades


  1. JM says:

    Delingpole is being a complete twerp.

    Planes in Europe are grounded.

    Or hasn’t he been reading the news?

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Did you read the whole post JM? or just what I quoted ? Because the whole piece is a rather funny and sarcastic piece that is very far from serious.

  3. Len says:

    seems appropriate here Iain ?

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