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One Last Poisonous Swipe at the UK from a Departing Disloyal and Discredited PM

 

Having failed miserably to render the United Kingdom as a colony of the EU via her white flag surrender treaty, aka the Withdrawal Agreement, Theresa May is now seemingly intent on securing her poisonous, destructive legacy by alternative means.

According to the Financial Times, she intends to introduce legislation via a statutory instrument obliging Britain to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, instead of the 80% reduction required by law in the Climate Change Act 2008. The recommendation, offered up by the lunatics at the Committee on Climate Change, will cost the UK at least £50 billion a year, 1 billion pounds a week. The ‘ambitious’ target would require heating to be almost entirely decarbonised, leaving households having to replace gas boilers with alternatives such as heat pumps, which cost “three times more”, significant changes to farming practices and a total ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2050, along with a tenfold increase in electric charging points. Homeowners would also need to spend thousands or tens of thousands of pounds on insulation. This is according to a letter sent to May by Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor. Hammond also advises that unless other countries follow suit, then “key industries” – such as the steel industry – would become economically uncompetitive or dependent on permanent government support.

But the Maybot Dancing Queen Brexit Terminator is apparently very keen to introduce the legislation:

Mrs May, whose tenure as prime minister will end next month, is hoping the carbon emissions legislation will be one of her most important legacies after she leaves office.

Liz Truss, chief secretary to the Treasury, recently urged Number 10 to hold off on the decision until a new prime minister is in place.

However, it is understood that Mrs May is set to introduce the legislation by June 11, according to Whitehall officials. This would require her to introduce a “statutory instrument”, a form of secondary legislation, to tweak the existing 2008 Climate Change Act.

Just when you thought Britain’s worst ever Prime Minister couldn’t get even worse and inflict even more damage upon the country she has pretended to lead for three years. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the leadership front-runner, Boris Johnson, has apparently gone Green loco too by promising to do exactly the same thing if he becomes PM:

There’s no hope for the Tories. They have gone mad or they have collectively sold their souls to the Green Globalist Devil and no longer even pretend to govern in the national interest. They need to be consigned to history – fast.

 

 

50 thoughts on “One Last Poisonous Swipe at the UK from a Departing Disloyal and Discredited PM

  1. How strange. Chersteron or Lewis or Orwell would find the dedicated wickedness an amazing source of story ideas.

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  2. …the Tories.. have gone mad or they have collectively sold their souls to the Green Globalist Devil and no longer even pretend to govern in the national interest. They need to be consigned to history – fast.

    What, faster than Labour? Tories are selling their souls through intellectual laziness or supposed electoral interest. Labour really believes (because, as GK Chesterton nearly said: those who cease to believe In socialism will believe in anything.)

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  3. But the Brexit Party has failed to win Peterborough. I got the alert from the BBC as I read this. The decarbonisation promises are mad. Hammond and Truss are right on that. Small mercies.

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  4. Geoff: “because, as GK Chesterton nearly said: those who cease to believe in socialism will believe in anything”

    Ha. But rather deeply true. Labour is in an even deeper mess as a result.

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  5. Geoff, all of the main parties represent a danger to the country. However, the Conservatives are still the governing party and May is still PM and she has now apparently signaled that she will remain as PM through the summer recess in order to prevent her successor from taking us out of the EU on October 31st, with or without a deal. With the Brexit Party narrowly losing to Corbyn’s Labour at the Peterborough by-election, it’s not looking promising that a general election will restore sanity and a functioning democracy to this country. Meanwhile, we have a dictatorial, anti-democratic disloyal PM in place who seems absolutely determined to ruin the country by clinging to power, backed up by a cohort of Remain MPs and cabinet ministers in her own party.

    “Opposition politicians had suspected that Parliament would be prorogued for the summer recess slightly early — possibly as soon as July 19th — so the winner of the Tory leadership in the week of July 22nd could take over and put together a new Cabinet without having to contend with immediate parliamentary action against them.

    If Theresa May insisted on staying on as interim prime minister throughout the recess, which would likely last until September, and possibly until such time as her successor received some manner of seal of approval from the House of Commons, the capacity of a Leave-supporting Tory leader to ensure Brexit takes place on October 31st would be severely hampered.”

    Utterly depressing. “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/06/06/interim-prime-minister-life-may-will-only-go-successor-confidence-mps/

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  6. You have to wonder how much the EU is paying Treason May, or promising to pay her, or whether they are blackmailing her. I have no other rational explanation for her treasonous behaviour.

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  7. I really do think that people should open their eyes to the distinct possibility that a long term game plan is in play here. Heath (a Conservative) took us into the EU illegally in 1973 and lied about political integration, of which he was fully aware. Major signed us up to Maastricht without a popular vote, an act which arguably contravened the UK’s unwritten constitution. May has tortured and twisted that unwritten constitution to near breaking point in order to keep us tied to the EU, whilst she has absurdly laid claim to ‘delivering on the result of the EU referendum’. The political establishment (especially the Tories) never have had the intention of taking Britain out of the EU, and never will. Membership was a one way ticket to dissolution of national sovereignty. The October 31st ‘deadline’ will come and go, whoever is in charge. Eventually, Article 50 will be revoked or a rigged second referendum will happen where Britain will vote to Remain . . . . . . unless the political old order in this country is completely decimated.

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  8. PHILLIP BRATBY
    I can think of other reasons for May’s behaviour. Politics in Brussels is in the hands of the civil servants. Their civil servants talk to our civil servants, and they tell May what’s going on. Once we’re out, the negotiations begin as to our future relationship with the EU. These will be conducted to inflict the maximum pain to the UK, resulting in ructions in Northern Ireland and the independence of Scotland. The EU will make whatever “concessions” are necessary in order e.g. to ensure that the wings don’t fall off the Airbus, and that’s all.
    The only way out I can see is to admit defeat and sign an unconditional surrender. There’s still a railway carriage handy for the purposes somewhere in France I believe. Could Farage retain his seat in the European Parliament while serving as British Prime Minister? That would be fun.

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  9. Barnier – who master-minded the UK surrender treaty with help from Merkel – says that it is non-negotiable. He means it. He knows he means it because he knows our Parliament will never countenance walking away. The choice is very clear. We either abandon democracy in this country, cancel Brexit and proceed as originally planned along the lines of increasing political integration within the EU Project, or we opt to become an EU colony in perpetuity, or we Leave the EU and all its institutions and we trade on WTO terms, until the EU come knocking at our door, begging for a free trade agreement so they can continue to sell us their goods and services free of tariffs. Our current political masters would rather sacrifice the country than opt for leaving without a deal which, if truth be told, will be far more damaging to the EU economy and to the prospects of much closer EU political, economic and military integration in the remaining EU27 than it will be for Britain. That is where we’re at. You would think that we had fought and lost a war to Europe rather than having ‘benefited muchly’ from 46 years of EEC and then EU membership after having liberated that continent from the Nazis just 30 years prior to joining – with the significant help of the Allies. What do you know? Strange world.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/08/michel-barnier-warns-tory-leadership-hopefuls-eu-will-never/

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  10. I think we should follow Bush Jr. and speak only of “Freedom Fries”. Those nasty green things should also only be known as “devil’s gonads”. And come October 31st, pizza should be spelt with a ‘t’ as nature intended.

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  11. Anyway, not to worry, the real threat to Old Blighty is not the nasty bureaucrats in Brussels, but the climate, and Mother Theresa is going to save us all from bog standard, boringly average springs like the one we just had via the cunning Baldric-like plan of reducing the nation to an economic basket case by 2050. The sweltering climate changed summer scorcher that we were promised by the Daily Express a couple of weeks ago has already taken flight in anticipation of this brutal assault upon its Thermageddon molecules.

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  12. UKIP used to have a sensible energy policy, but UKIP is dead and the new (Brexit Party) version has gone all mainstream and inclusive, so where is a sensible energy policy to come from? To adapt a well known phrase, ask not for whom the call is for, it calls for thee …

    Here are my suggestions:

    1. Don’t ban anything (a current plague we are enduring)
    2. Facilitate research, but don’t mandate anything
    3. Allow change to proceed at its natural pace, e.g. replace meters with “smart” versions only when an old one breaks.
    4. In effect, stick two fingers up at the CCC and the rest of the Blob, but not explicitly.
    5. Don’t worship the “free market”, there should be some Central Planning, followed by competition to select the supplier/operator. The Blob exploits free market worship when it suits.

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  13. Bees to the honeypot, dollars and power. Having failed the nation, rewarded by a seat at EU (UN) table with those other fifth columnist politicians of nation states.

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  14. Letter in The Telegraph today:

    SIR – Philip Hammond is right to point out that a net zero emissions target for 2050 will cost more than £1 trillion, will seriously damage our economy and will make the NHS, police, welfare and other services unaffordable.

    It will also be totally futile. While China continues to expand its 3.5  billion ton per annum coal industry and Japan, India, Germany and others plan hundreds of new coal-fired power stations, Britain’s efforts will count for nothing. Our primary aim should be to build up our wealth and to improve our resilience, so that whatever the future may bring we will be able to cope and to continue to help others.

    David Watt
    Brentwood, Essex

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  15. The BBC has this as their headline news story today on the radio. But there seems to be no actual news in this article by Harrabin

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48596775

    It’s just regurgitation of old news in his usual incoherent one-sentence paragraph style.

    Edit: Oh, and the ‘balanced’ BBC chose to interview Caroline Lucas and Ed Miliband about it. And they said that critics were saying that it wasn’t fast enough. No, you lying bastards, critics are saying (a) it’s all based on the lie of a ‘climate emergency’ (b) there is absolutely no way it’s achievable – they have no clue how to do it – billions or trillions will be wasted and the target won’t be reached (c) even if it was achievable it would achieve nothing globally as China and other countries build hundreds of new airports and coal-fired power stations.

    (Trying to compete with Jaime in the ‘say what you really think’ stakes.)

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  16. Bjorn Lomborg thinks the cost to the UK taxpayer could be as high as £12 trillion – to reduce global temperatures by 0.014C by 2100. The Maybot is going ahead anyway – she must have something else to show for 3 pointless years in office trying to destroy Brexit. An idiotic, pointless, monumental piece of economy-destroying virtue-signalling legislation regarding a non-problem is apparently what she has in mind.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/10/theresa-may-spend-1-trillion-pointless-policy-climate-madness/

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  17. Jaime, examining what the current contenders for Tory leadership (many of which competed against each other for the same position last time around) are saying about each other, and their inability to concoct a different and potentially successful strategy over brexit, was May really that bad? Most early decisions (like the early emphasis on the Withdrawal Agreement) were in the hands of others who allowed d the EU to dictate. I have read several columnists recently who have written that she was dealt a poor hand from the outset and, given that, did the best she could.
    Would you really back any of the current contenders? Or Labour? If ever there was a case for a new gunpowder plot😈

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  18. Alan, I don’t trust a single one of them to take us out of the EU by October 31st. The whole lot of them are a joke – careerist politicians just saying whatever they think will increase their chances of getting to be PM by making the right people happy. The current miserable shower of hopefuls are no gauge by which to measure May’s appalling premiership. The creditometer fails to register in both cases.

    Yes, May was that bad. She alone made the decision not to take us out of the EU without a deal on March 29th, as the current law dictated. She had three years to prepare for an exit with no agreement in place. It was not, ultimately, Parliament which prevented our exit from the EU on March 29th – it was her alone. She made that decision and she must live with it, even after saying that we could make a success of no deal/WTO. Instead, she tried three times to get an excremental surrender treaty passed by Parliament, lying to the public that it was ‘Brexit’, the last occasion being on the very day we should have left – and would have left if it were not for her stubborn refusal to allow that to happen. I wouldn’t even lend her a hankie to dry her crocodile tears. *Expletives deleted*

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  19. Paul Homewood is also not impressed by May:

    “While the whole of Parliament must stand accused here, the dreadful May must take her share of the blame. In an attempt to establish a legacy after three years of her disastrous premiership, she is instead signing the most expensive suicide note in history.

    History will not look kindly on her.”

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  20. The public’s response to Treason May’s announcement:

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  21. There’s plenty more where that came from 99% of respondents on Twitter are extremely critical. Her dictatorial pledge to destroy the economy is not going down well with the British public. Mad BoJo, who has pledged the same, should take note. His first act as PM should be to reverse May’s ‘legacy’.

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  22. Jaime I believe you are making my point for me (although you strenuously oppose what I’m trying to say). All of the current contenders for the post of Tory leader are rubbish, as were those competing to replace Cameron (and many are the same people). The Labour leadership are no better, and arguably would be worse. Given this, does May really stand out from the political swamp as being particularly bad? Would you really have trusted any of the rest? Leaving the EU has been the most contentious issue in more than a century, with the country roughly split down the middle, with many remainers unwilling to accept the result and leavers determined to ram the result down the country’s throat regardless of damage. May’s position was untenable from the start, especially with a Commons dominated by MPs who voted to remain and an electorate that was shifting ever more towards Leave. Her position and ability to force through Brexit legislation ebbed with the subsequent general election. I do wonder if, at that point, she should have pushed for a government of all the talents. After all, the decision to leave was not party political, perhaps the enactment of that decision should similarly have been cross-party? But that water under the bridge has flowed on.

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  23. Just listened to the Caroline Lucas interview from the Today programme this morning, where she took exception to John Humphrys’ use of the word “sacrifice”, re the legislation.

    “What’s sacrificing about having much cheaper public transport? What’s sacrificing about having every single home in Britain properly insulated so thousands of people aren’t dying from fuel poverty in the 21st century? What’s sacrifice about having better local quality food rather than shipping it from the other side of the world? So yes, I challenge that because I think that at the heart of this agenda is a transformation that is good for social justice and it’s good for the environment, too”.

    No economy left, but at least we’ll have cheap bus fares and locally grown organic carrots. 😦

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  24. Alan,

    “Given this, does May really stand out from the political swamp as being particularly bad? Would you really have trusted any of the rest?”

    We only have May’s Brexit premiership to guide us in the evaluation of how bad May has been. Nobody else got the chance to prove how badly they might have performed. On this single metric, May’s abject failure to take us out of the EU, her dithering, her lying, her ‘negotiation’ of a ‘deal’ so bad that Parliament rejected it three times, the first by an historic margin, her failure to resign after that historic defeat of key legislature, her stubbornness, her desperate attempt to get her surrender treaty passed by getting into bed with a neo Marxist and IRA supporter, her final deliberate obstruction of a no deal exit on March 29th after she had promised, 108 times that we would leave, deal or no deal and that no deal was better than a bad deal, is as damning a verdict on any British prime Minister as you will possibly find I believe. She was not just crap, she was ocean-going crap and it might take a while for any future leader to outdo her.

    “Leaving the EU has been the most contentious issue in more than a century, with the country roughly split down the middle, with many remainers unwilling to accept the result and leavers determined to ram the result down the country’s throat regardless of damage.”

    I’m afraid this rather betrays your probable position Alan. ‘Unwilling to accept the result’ of a democratically mandated and legally conducted national popular vote, the largest in our history, is a very generous way of describing the arrogant, condescending, insulting and downright juvenile behaviour of the losing side, beginning even before the vote took place and continuing ad nauseum thereafter. ‘Ramming the result down the country’s throat regardless of damage’ is not a fair or accurate description of the reaction of Leavers to the attempted and partially successful thwarting of the result of the referendum and the denial of democracy. The economic damage projected to be caused by our departure [aka Project Fear) has not been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt and, as I have said many times, any short term damage caused by this government’s scandalous failure to prepare for WTO, must be weighed against the benefits of regaining economic independence and repatriating sovereignty, plus the likely downsides of remaining in the EU.

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  25. Guido is on the case:

    Not content with just banning porn and plastic straws, Theresa May has decided to add a £1 trillion – that’s £1,000,000,000,000 – economic black hole to her “legacy” with her new policy to make the UK ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050. Philip Hammond has already warned that the cost “is likely to be well in excess of a trillion pounds”. Blows the row over tax cuts into insignificance…

    The problem is that no-one has any idea how much it is actually going to cost. The Climate Change Committee (CCC), chaired by scandal-ridden Lord Deben, has put out a figure of £50 billion every year. BEIS’ preliminary estimate puts the cost a full 40% higher at £70 billion per year – these are just back of the envelope calculations. The Treasury wants to do a formal review of the costs but this will take months, not days. The fact that an outgoing Prime Minister is trying to bind the country with a commitment this vast without even doing a proper costing first is the height of irresponsibility…

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  26. “Worse, a huge proportion of the costs won’t fall on the Treasury itself but directly on ordinary people. The plan laid out by the CCC relies heavily on expensive changes in consumer behaviour. Energy bills will rise, drivers will be expected to switch to more expensive green cars. This is fine for people like John Gummer who’ve had their snouts in the trough for years. For a pensioner struggling to get through the winter or someone who depends on a van to run their small business, these changes will be very costly indeed…

    Businesses will also bear a huge part of the cost – it will effectively spell the death knell for serious manufacturing in the UK. Businesses will simply move their factories, emissions – and jobs – overseas at an even greater rate. May’s Government has already done a great job helping to drive car manufacturing out of the country with their ban on new petrol cars from 2040. May’s latest genius idea should finish the job…

    Whitehall insiders are laying the blame squarely at the door of May and her dour Business Secretary Greg Clark, who have been gripped with a desperate desire to rush through something to give them some semblance of a legacy in their last six weeks in office.”

    How on earth can any serving prime minister be this bad? How is it even possible? Despite the absurd claims by Lucas that we’ll all have better public transport and proper insulation to stop us all dying from the cold winters which will happen only rarely in a world overheated by nasty Thermageddon molecules, the plain fact is that energy bills will continue to spiral and energy poverty will increase and the poor, the elderly and the ill will DIE in their homes because they cannot afford to heat those homes properly. You can have the best insulation in the world, but it is pointless if there is little internal heat being generated which that insulation will prevent from escaping. Old folk simply won’t turn on the heating. So besides stabbing the economy in the heart, May is effectively guilty of culpable homicide. Some effing legacy!

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  27. Also from this morning’s Today programme:

    Laurence Slade, CEO of Energy UK: “I think this is a really exciting announcement from the Prime Minister today, to commit us to net zero. We really now need urgently the policies to back it up…”

    Roger Harrabin: “It’s really radical, John, historic I would say…”

    Chris Skidmore, Acting Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth: “… we want to show global leadership to other countries… What’s so important is that across all parties, we had 190 MPs signing up to say we should be legislating for net zero, Rachel Reeves had introduced her own bill on net zero, all political parties have signed up and most Tory leadership contenders also have signed up to making sure we commit to net zero by 2050… there’s a revolution taking place, there’ll be new technologies that we don’t even know about that will be coming to market and we need to embrace this for the future…”

    Ed Miliband: “… it’s a really important moment…the science tells us we need to go to zero emissions… make sure we take petrol and diesel cars off the roads far earlier than 2040… this can create a better life for people… we’ve got to take on this challenge… a small price to pay to stop much, much bigger costs down the road facing future generations… this makes economic sense…”

    In other news, turkeys up and down the country have welcomed the announcement today of Britain’s implementation of Christmas 2019: “… a really exciting announcement… radical… historic… good for social justice… global leadership… one giant step for turkey-kind… super idea…”

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  28. Thank Christ. One glimmer of hope today. MPs rejected (just) Labour’s attempt to seize control and take ‘no deal’ off the table again, preventing a new PM from proroguing Parliament. What a time to be alive.

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  29. Jaime, thank you for entertaining me greatly on this thread.

    Alan K, I have some small sympathy with the point you’re making, but I would query your idea of a Government of All the Talents. Where is all the talent to come from?

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  30. Mark, thanks, I’ll take that as genuine appreciation of my efforts to communicate my dismay at what is happening in this country as my primary aim is not to entertain and my usual ability to see the funny side escapes me!

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  31. JAIME
    Thanks from me too.

    “How on earth can any serving prime minister be this bad?”

    If it’s any consolation, they all are. How can an intelligent girl with a science degree like Angela Merkel ban nuclear power because of a tsunami in the Pacific? How can Macron’s government announce today that saving the planet is their first priority, and hence they’re going to ban little plastic stirrers?

    It’s a great irony that in the countries where the Greens are progressing because of the utter uselessness of the Left, rightwing governments feel they have to head off the danger by making pointless green gestures. So it’ll be the right which will be blamed when it becomes clear how annoying, pointless, and often environmentally destructive their policies are.

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  32. Mark, thanks again for the confirmation. I’m afraid I’m suffering from an extended bout of depression and sheer frustration induced by the demented, soul-destroying and nation-destroying actions of a growing assortment of ignorant zealots, unhinged lunatics, vested interest Greens and now failed, psychotic, vain, caretaker PMs in search of a lasting ‘legacy’.

    Even the Telegraph is spouting Graun-like climate change nonsense now and I’m coming close to cancelling my subscription. The plummy mouthed, holier-than-thou sounding double-barrelled Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes:

    There were plausible reasons for climate scepticism in the early 2000s during the “hiatus” in surface temperatures – if you overlooked the oceans – but this has since been overwhelmed by the hottest years on record and an avalanche of science. Our knowledge is orders of magnitude greater than fifteen years ago. The weight of evidence points only in one direction.

    Theresa May is the authentic Tory in this intra-party fight over climate policy. Her plea for zero emissions by 2050 – the first legally-binding target among major nations – was almost Burkean. She called it the “defining decision of this generation in fulfilling our responsibility to the next”.

    Gods give me strength! What a steaming pile of fake newsy, Green-streaked, ill-informed, scientifically illiterate journalistic ordure this is.

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  33. Nobody says exactly what’s on his mind quite like Dellers:

    Stubborn, thick, petulant Theresa May has decided what her legacy is going to be: she’s going to poison the wells, salt the earth, and make damn sure that her name lives on through all eternity as the stroppy cow who cost the UK economy £1 trillion.

    Not a bit of it. Theresa May has responded to the challenge as only the Worst Ever Prime Minister knows how: “You think the Climate Change Act was the most idiotic bit of legislation in British history? Hold my Chardonnay!”

    “Hold my beer,” more like:

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  34. Slightly OT, just a reflection on two items in yesterday’s news.

    John Humphrys on the Today programme: “It’s more than 30 years since the world began to notice that the climate was changing. World leaders started holding summit meetings to discuss it. A new phrase entered the vocabulary: “climate change deniers” – but they’ve been seen off. The argument has been won by those who believe that unless we change our ways dramatically, the planet is at risk”.

    A teenage climate activist on the BBC TV evening news: “2050 is far too late, unfortunately. We urgently need to actually take immediate action, rather than having this over the course of nearly 30 years.”

    So “climate change deniers” have been “seen off”, meaning we aren’t allowed to hear any rational discussion of the science on broadcast media. But we do get to hear – loudly and often – the opinions of those in total denial of economic, cultural, social – and scientific – reality and common sense.

    It’s a topsy-turvy world out there.

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  35. Give the insane plenty of airtime and it makes the less insane seem normal by comparison. It’s the same strategy as insisting that the IPCC are conservative in their estimates when every step along the way involves adding a little extra salt.

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  36. World leaders started holding summit meetings to discuss it. A new phrase entered the vocabulary: “climate change deniers” – but they’ve been seen off. The argument has been won by those who believe that unless we change our ways dramatically, the planet is at risk”.

    The argument was never won. Climate fanatics realised they could not win it with science, logic and rationality, so they launched a propaganda war and they are now winning that war, having successfully infiltrated almost every academic institution, commandeered control of the media and brainwashed upcoming generations.

    This is why it is so vital that Trump succeeds in his fightback against alarmism by re-energising the scientific debate by questioning key facets of global warming theory with his team of sceptical scientists. This will cut through the layers of propaganda, built one upon the other, which have convinced so many gullible people – Humphrys included – that the real argument has been won on scientific merit – on facts and evidence.

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  37. On the brighter side, I don’t think any of our politicians will actually do anything towards this loony scheme. For example, take the man who is soon to be our Prime Minister. Here’s an example of his integrity and sincerity. As quoted in this post, he’s jumped on the bandwagon and declared his commitment to net zero by 2050. Yet it’s reported in the news today that despite having previous been strongly opposed to the new runway at Heathrow, he’s now dropped his opposition to it.

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  38. Paul, first Doris, now Boris. If he gets in the only difference will be one letter. Both liars. Both two-faced. Say one thing, do the opposite. Boris won’t get us out of the EU by October 31st. He won’t leave without a deal. Like Doris, he’ll try to get the UK to sign up to the Withdrawal Agreement – by getting the EU to tweak the backstop and then claim that is an ‘orderly exit’ from the EU, where it is nothing of the sort. He will betray the country just like May. I don’t think air transport is included in the measures to get to net zero, so that will just mean the hammer will fall more heavily on industry and businesses and the general public.

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  39. My instincts about this woman, even in 2017, were spot on. She is deceitful in the extreme, spiteful, vindictive, mendacious, calculating, treacherous – and never had the slightest intention of delivering on the result of the EU referendum, as is now obvious. She is absolutely determined to screw this country up, even when she is no longer PM, first by making damn sure we never escape from EU control and then by hobbling the economy with a pointless zero emissions target – plus whatever else she can dream up in the coming weeks.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/06/16/report-theresa-may-vows-block-no-deal-brexit-aligning-tory-remainers/

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  40. There’s an article in the Irish Times saying that to retrofit a typical house to include heat pumps, insulation, solar panels etc will cost E70,000 – 80,000. We have about 25 million houses in the UK so at a rough estimate that’s £2 trillion £2000000000000, twice Hammond’s estimate, just to re-fit houses, before you even start to think about where all the extra electricity that would be needed is going to come from.

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  41. Well this is embarrassing for the BBC. The man they chose to use for the leadership debate last night to attack Boris over his “letterbox” comments, who asked “do the candidates agree that words have consequences” turns out to have some awkward words in his own history that have the consequence that he has now deleted his twitter account. The BBC’s Nicky Campbell who had the guy on his show this morning has apologised.

    Guido had his post up by 12.33 last night, soon after the debate and several hours before Campbell’s BBC 5 Breakfast show.

    See also in the Spectator, The questions the BBC must answer about Abdullah in Bristol

    … and “Aman from London” worked for the Labour Party.

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