Consider that the majority of the country is doubtful about many aspects of climate change, and the majority of the country would most probably have voted no, if given a say on the Lisbon Treaty.
All of which makes this rather staggering.
Cars could be banned from central London on designated days amid fears that Britain might not hit clean air targets.
Boris Johnson says it might be necessary to explore the idea if the country fails to meet European Union limits, which would result in a £300million fine for the Government in the next 18 months. The Local Government Association said the fine would add £15 to the average annual council tax bill.
What is even more surprising is that the article didn't seem overly concerned about the motivation for the fine, or even the extraordinary level of the punishment. Merely the part Boris will play in the UK's capitulation to the Brussels bullies.
If a politician were to add his/her signature to an agreement allowing a foreign power, or collective, to wilfully damage UK property, he would rightly be classed as a traitor or collaborator. Similarly if he/she were to give away details on how to hack our banking system and extract £300m of our money.
Yet, at some point, this is effectively what has happened here. One of our elected officials has agreed that the EU can fine our government and, in practice, collectively punish all of us, for not meeting their ideological target.
The majority of the country quite clearly do not want this. The majority of the country aren't even convinced yet that these measures are even necessary. Yet we have 18 months, apparently, to bow down to the Brussels dictatorship, or they will enforce a crippling fine.
And someone signed us up to this at European level.
The head of whomever did so should be on display on a spike at Tower Hill instead of being paid handsomely, from the public purse, for their treachery.