Dame Vivienne Westwood launches Global Entrepreneurship Week UK 2015 from her old Glossop school – says

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The Glossopdale Community College had a visit from their former graduate, Dame Vivienne Westwood, to launch Global Entrepreneurship Week UK 2015 for government-backed Entrepreneurs4schools.

Vivienne, a former teacher, told the students:

“The lie is that the migrant crisis is a temporary one. The migrant crisis is set to become four times worse due to Climate Change and water shortage”.

“We are all victims of lies”.

 “The only route forward is a green economy”.

“The rotten financial system is causing environmental damage,” she said.

 “Wars are fought for raw materials. Add to into that cheap labour which is creating environmental ruin”.

“The crux of it all is that everything is subsidised by debt. The system is designed to create poverty”.

“There will be no market left because we’ll be either poor or dead”.

“This is a war economy”.

“Fracking, championed by this government, will cause energy insecurity and increase global warming”.

 “Fracking will cause economic chaos, property values will crash, roads will be congested and damaged, people will not be able to get to work businesses will suffer and we will be poisoned, it must be stopped

 “We've all got to build a demonstration”.

“What's good for the planet is good for the economy”.

 “We must have a culture rather than consumption".

“Glossopdale Community College by way of example, can lead the green economy”.


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.