The French press today is full of stories on the former President Nicolas Sarkozy “coming out as a skeptic”. He’s running again for President, and can see the ocean of votes in speaking out against political correctness. Sarkozy will have watched the rise of Marine Le Pen and of Donald Trump. The game has changed.
Pandering to the Global Bullies no longer works. Once the fear of being called a “climate denier” is gone, there is nothing to stop half of the political divide from a phase change. (Well, nothing at least apart from lobbying, donations and gifts from the $1.5 Trillion dollar Green Machine). The Brexit shock spreads. Democracy is not dead yet.
The French presidential hopeful blasted “arrogant” eco-warriors at a meeting of business leaders this week, claiming human industry was not the cause of climate change.
He said: “The climate has been changing for four billion years. The Sahara has become a desert, and it isn’t because of industry. You need to be as arrogant as men are to believe we changed the climate.”
Mr Sarkozy has previously insisted France must stop African migrants coming to Europe if their sole reason for doing so is because their homeland is being turned into desert.
And in a blow to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her open-door migrant policy, Mr Sarkozy called for a “limit” on migrants entering Europe. He added: “We have no jobs, we do not have the means. There must be a limit.”
hat-tip Stephen Neil