The debate between the 3 parties on the environment was a showpiece of falsehood and dissembling:
Q1 Would a Tory Government build another runway in the South-East? Tory answer: No. The truth: They could still wriggle past this by expanding a smaller airport like Luton.
Q2 The pledge to cut electricity emissions cannot be met without new nuclear power stations. The truth: the UK is required by a mandatory EU regulation to achieve at least 40% electricity generation from renewable sources of energy by 2020, and that would make the building of more nuclear stations superfluous.
Q3 The Tories state they will build new nuclear reactors without public subsidy. The truth: None of the big electricity generators will build any more nuclear without some (large) hidden or indirect subsidy from the taxpayer.
Q4 The Tories say they favour an expansion in renewables. The truth: Dozens and dozens of applications for wind farms have been turned down by Tory Councils.
Q5 The Tories accept that climate change is caused by man-made emissions. The truth: A majority of Tory Parliamentary candidates have made clear they do not accept this or that the Government needs to do anything urgently about tackling climate disaster.