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Toby Neal: There are big green elephants in the room

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It was advertised on the back of a truck I was following this week. I can't tell you the rest because it would have meant getting so close that I might have run into the back of the lorry, and then I wouldn't have got the job.

OTE, I have found out since, stands for on-target earnings. In other words, what you can expect if you meet your targets.

I'm pleased for the lorry drivers that they are getting paid what they are worth.

But there are a lot of elephants in the room, big green ones.

Lorries are virtually all powered by planet-destroying diesel, so is not driving lorries off the road a green gain? What is Greta's view?

The crusade to save the planet is throwing up a lot of contradictions.

It raises the question of whether things that are being reported as bad news, causing empty supermarket shelves and rising household bills which lead to misery and hardship among ordinary people, should not instead be reported as triumphs in the battle against global warming, albeit accompanied by the sacrifices and compromises in our........

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