People who really should stop preaching

Was I the only person who felt rather annoyed to see Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson lecturing us all on the need for less flights in the light of the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow ?

I am assuming that Emma Thompson, when working on each film she has done in America, has not chosen to cross the Atlantic by cruise ship and I doubt very much that I will clock up as many air miles as her if I lived for one thousand years, so in the same way as the Green Party in Norwich have some of the most travelled councillors you would ever meet who like to lecture us in these parts on air travel, I get rather narked when receiving lectures from people who say do as I do, not as I say.


Paul Pinfield said...

I agree with your general thrust Nich, but if Parliament won't stand up to Brooon, I am glad someone with a public profile will.

Long live the protesters.

Fidothedog said...

I will stop flying when Emma stops making piss poor films.

Richard said...


I take it you never fly anywhere, then.

Paul Pinfield said...


Once in the last 14 years.

Thats News said...

You make a good point. And it was idiotic hypocrits like those who encouraged me to leave the Green Party in 1990.

I thought about Emma and her flying when she was being interviewed on ITN News at lunchtime.

But that does not mean that the points she made were not valid.

Letters From A Tory said...

Errr, how exactly is anyone supposed to get to America without flying?

I don't think a cross-Atlantic ferry is a reasonable expectation for anyone, regardless of their environmental views.