Gordon is blind to the central importance of the environment to the economy as he annouces membership of lame dog Business Council.
The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown has announced the creation of a Business Council for Britain comprising senior representatives of UK-based businesses, to advise him on issues that affect enterprise, business and the long term productivity and competitiveness of the economy.
The full list of members of the council is:
Sir Richard Branson: Founder, Virgin Group
Damon Buffini: Managing Partner, Permira
Sir William Castell: Chair, Wellcome Trust
Mervyn Davies: Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
Sir Rod Eddington: Director, News Corporation
Dr Jean Pierre Garnier: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Glaxo SmithKline
Stephen Green: Chairman, HSBC
Tony Hayward: CEO, BP
Sir Terry Leahy: CEO, Tesco
Sir John Parker: Chair, National Grid
Sir John Rose: CEO, Rolls Royce
Stuart Rose: CEO, Marks and Spencer
Arun Sarin: CEO, Vodafone
Dame Marjorie Scardino: CEO, Pearson
Sir Alan Sugar: Chair and CEO, Amstrad
No Johan Eliasch here. Er, the environment gentlemen (and one woman); will you be factoring this in anywhere during your cosy power lunches? I doubt it very much.
What a naughty, naughty boy you are Gordon. Didn’t anyone tell you; without a healthy environment you have no economy.
More on the Business Council for Britain.