Get your mind right: "Green re-education day"

“Ten Conservative election candidates have been sent on a green “re-education” day by Steve Hilton, the Tories’ head of strategy.

The move comes amid evidence that party leader David Cameron’s enthusiasm for a climate-change agenda is not shared by many Conservatives.

The scientific event last week in Whitehall, organised by a think-tank called Green Alliance, featured eminent speakers such as Sir Brian Hoskins, a climate-change expert from Imperial College London, and David Kennedy, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change.  …

One of those attending said it had not been clear why the 10 had been picked. “It felt a bit like they thought we needed to be re-educated,” he said.”  “Would-be Tory MPs sent on green “re-education” day

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