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#G0615* – CLIMATE CHANGE Zealots by Dr. Richard NORTH

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 09/10/2011

 #G0615* – CLIMATE CHANGE Zealots by Dr. Richard NORTH

How climate change zealots are wrecking every last industry this country possesses

Last updated at 12:35 PM on 9th October 2011

Rather overshadowed by events at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester last week was a line in George Osborne’s speech which could mark the start of a long overdue political transformation in Britain.
The Chancellor acknowledged that a decade of environmental laws had been piling unnecessary costs on households and companies, adding that Britain was not going to save the planet by putting ourselves out of business.
He was referring in particular to the Climate Change Act, famously passed by the House of Commons in October 2008 by 463 votes to three, even as the snow was falling outside. By the Government’s own estimate, it would cost £404 billion to implement – £760 per household every year for four decades.
Converted: Chancellor George Osborne has pulled back from the 'green abyss'

Converted: Chancellor George Osborne has pulled back from the ‘green abyss’

The Act included a voluntary commitment to reduce Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions to 80 per cent of their 1990 level by 2050 – a target generally acknowledged to be achievable only by shutting down most of the economy – in an effort to demonstrate ‘global leadership’.
The lunacy of this commitment can be demonstrated by the fact that neither China nor the US – who together produce 40 per cent of global emissions compared with our two per cent – are committed to such draconian reductions.
Instead Mr Osborne suggested last week that we follow the EU, whose members agreed in March 2007 – as one of Tony Blair’s final acts of hubris – to a 20 per cent emissions reduction by 2020. The European Commission is still discussing a ‘road map’ for its 2050 target, putting the UK at a huge competitive disadvantage.

But while Europe is taking a relaxed view of climate change, Britain seems to have excelled in devising more and more bizarre ways of bankrupting the nation.
In December 2008 the Government’s Committee on Climate Change, chaired by Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, recommended that we should switch from eating beef and lamb to ‘less carbon-intensive types of meat’.
Within 11 years, the committee said, it wanted to see 40 per cent of all the cars on Britain’s roads powered by electricity. That very week it was reported that in the first ten months of 2008 just 156 were bought, fewer than half the 374 in the same period of 2007. That made a grand total of 1,100 on the road in Britain.
It also insisted no more coal-fired power stations should be built unless they could be fitted with ‘carbon capture’, funded by a levy on energy bills which would raise £3 billion from hard-pressed consumers.
Lobby: Lord Turner of Ecchinswell was part of a group of MPs who recommended we switch from eating beef to lamb

Lobby: Lord Turner of Ecchinswell was part of a group of MPs who recommended we switch from eating beef to lamb

The overall effect of the unproven and probably unworkable technology to effectively bury carbon dioxide underground would be to double the price of electricity and make us even more dependent on Russian and other imported energy, which already supplies 70 per cent of our needs.
Nevertheless, a mad and ruinously expensive scheme was launched on the European stage. Industries should pay for using fossil fuels, through a ‘tax’ paid on each ton of carbon dioxide produced. Each company would have to buy certificates, known as ‘European allowances’ or ‘carbon credits’ – each representing a ton of carbon dioxide – with surpluses traded as a commodity.
Each year, the total would be reduced and commercial firms, hospitals and even Government offices would have to compete on the open market for enough certificates to enable them to operate.
The theory was that competition for a dwindling supply would force energy users to be more efficient. Instead, commercial users passed on the costs to their customers, with electricity prices rising for the average consumer by as much as £300.
Tens of thousands have been pushed into fuel poverty. Firms that could not pass on their costs moved abroad. Huge tranches of the aluminium industry have disappeared, one major firm having moved to the Emirates in October 2009 – taking 300 workers from Anglesey who had to follow to keep their jobs.
Pro green: Chris Huhne said he wanted to go 'further and faster' when he was Energy Secretary

Pro green: Chris Huhne said he wanted to go ‘further and faster’ when he was Energy Secretary

The madness didn’t stop there. In February 2010, Gordon Brown’s cash-strapped Government spent £60  million on ‘carbon credits’ for Whitehall and other Government offices in the UK, as well as British Nato bases in Europe.
Thus while troops were going short of kit in Afghanistan, the defence budget was being raided to buy carbon certificates.
When he became Prime Minister, David Cameron carried on the theme, promptly declaring that he wanted the Coalition to be ‘the greenest Government ever’.
His new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne added that he wanted to go ‘further and faster than ever before’. Then it was announced that Britain, uniquely, should set a minimum price for carbon credits, instead of allowing the market to decide.
Known as the ‘carbon floor price’ the idea was that firms such as electricity generators would pay £16 per ton of carbon dioxide produced – compared to a market rate of £9 – with the price rising to £70 by 2030.

Announced by Mr Osborne in June’s budget, the Institute for Public Policy Research immediately warned that the policy would cost British industry at least £1 billion and drive manufacturers offshore, while pushing down the price of European permits, giving our EU competitors a generous gift.
And last week, even as Mr Osborne was standing up to deliver his speech in Manchester, Davin Bates, a management accountant at one of Stoke-on-Trent’s remaining successful potteries, was preparing to tell the world how spiralling energy costs – artificially inflated by ‘green’ levies and taxes – were driving energy-intensive companies like his out of the UK.
Particularly affected is the chemical industry, which contributes £30 million a day to the British economy. Major chemical multinationals are now looking to move production to places such as South Africa, India and China. There, under a global carbon credit scheme, we actually subsidise them by giving them credits – which they then sell back to our industries, making huge profits.
I haven’t even mentioned the madness of the wind machines. Subsidies, paid for by consumers, make wind power three times more costly than the normal tariff electricity. But as the pull of the subsidies draws investment away from new conventional plants, the spectre of power cuts looms large.
Caught in this vice of increasing ‘green’ costs and subsidised competition, the manufacturing industries which Osborne hopes will lead the UK recovery simply cannot survive.
Small wonder, therefore, that he bowed to the inevitable and pulled back from the green abyss.
Many believe that Osborne’s conversion is too little too late, but it is some small comfort at least, that we no longer have a Chancellor – or even a Prime Minister – keen to parade his ‘green’ credentials. Perhaps they are beginning to understand that, when the lights go out, all colours look the same: black.
If Britain is to pull itself out of economic crisis, Mr Osborne is going to have to go much further. At the very least, he has to lift this senseless raft of green taxes from industry and the electricity generators.
  • Richard North is co-author of Scared To Death: From BSE To Global Warming – Why Scares  Are Costing Us The Earth.

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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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#G0463* – CHARGE & The EU DID

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/04/2011

#G0463* – CHARGE & The EU DID

It may be malevollent, it may be damaging, it may be an obscenity, it may be undemocratic but sadly for all, the one thing it does know how to do is CHARGE!

Indeed it CHARGES the British tax payers around £50 Million Pounds a day and as even the arch EUroPhile traitor Graham Watson MEP the oleaginous leader of the Lib.Dims. in the EU admits the EU is a net drain of £9 Billion a year in membership fees alone – this clearly does not include the £Billions lost due to the idiotic Red Tape and over regulation and the damaging constraints on British business to advantage our continental competitors.

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” 
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G0451* – BRITAIN SUFFERS – 74% INCREASE IN LOSSES DUE TO EU MEMBERSHIP!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 31/03/2011

 #G0451* – BRITAIN SUFFERS – 74% INCREASE IN LOSSES DUE TO EU MEMBERSHIP!

UK contribution to EU reaches £9bn a year

By Sean O’Grady, Economics Editor

Wednesday, 30 March 2011
The UK’s payments to the European Union almost doubled in 2010, according to the latest data issued yesterday by the Office for National Statistics – soaring to £230 for every household in the country.

The ONS said yesterday that the net transfer of funds from Britain to EU institutions rose from £5.3bn in 2009 to £9.2bn in 2010, a jump of almost £4bn, or 74 per cent – enough to avoid the recent rise in national insurance or the new 50p rate of tax. The UK’s contributions to the EU are at their highest level ever, and one of the very few areas of public spending set to increase in coming years despite the cutbacks being made across Britain.

The largest single contribution to the rise was the reduction in the UK’s “rebate” from the EU, originally negotiated by Margaret Thatcher in 1984, when she famously asked for “our money back”.

The deal reflected the relative efficiency of British agriculture, which saw relatively little benefit from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy and had resulted in extremely large net transfers to the EU under the 1972 Treaty of Rome. With the accession in 2004 of new, and poorer EU members from eastern Europe – such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria – the pressure on EU resources to boost economic development and subsidise farming there led to renewed calls on Britain to give up what is officially termed the “abatement”.

This was partially agreed by the Blair government, and is now leading to rapid worsening in the UK’s financial relationship with the EU.

Thus, the rebate was slashed in 2010 by £2.3bn to just £3bn, and Britain also lost £300m in agricultural subsidies, and paid a further extra £900m to Brussels under complex rules related to the national income and the VAT take. A 2.9 per cent rise in the EU budget has been agreed for 2011.

The ONS also revealed that the UK’s trade deficit with the EU ballooned from £14.3bn to £46.6bn last year.

The UK Exchequer is further exposed to rescuing distressed members of the eurozone via a small European Commission fund and Britain’s contributions to the IMF, which is also helping fund eurozone bailouts. In all, this could amount to around £10bn in rescue loans.

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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G367* – Marie LE PEN MEP to EU PRESIDENT – 90 Seconds EU (So Called) Parliament

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/10/2010

#G367* – Marie LE PEN MEP to EU PRESIDENT – 90 Seconds EU (So Called) Parliament

Mister President,
You are currently in charge for 6 months, in this rotating and short-lived position, as President of the European Union. 
Contrary to the majority of French voters, you have revealed yourself as a zealous europeist, even daring to reintroduce under the hardly changed format of the Lisbon Treaty, the Constitution the Dutch and the French rejected in 2005. Alas, the Irish people’s will has foiled your scheme. 
Therefore, the Lisbon treaty is null and void despite all the maneuvers trying to impose upon the European peoples the will of the reigning euro-internationalist cabal. As a member of parliament, I voted in 1957 against the Treaty of Rome, the first stage of a process which would lead, according to its promoters, Monnet and Coudenhove-Kalergi among others, to the United States of Europe
Since this Tower of Babel could only be built upon the ruins of nations, first of all of France, my fatherland, I’ve been its determined adversary ever since. We are told that globalization involves fundamental changes everywhere to which we must subdue ourselves. 
But in truth, throughout the world, nations are growing stronger, supported by enthusiastic patriotisms, except within a unique area, Europe, where nations and fatherlands are sold off, dismantled, demoralized to the benefit of a project without power or identity, while foreign migratory waves gradually invade it and while the opening of our economic borders and while the opening of our economic borders surrenders it to the unrestrained competition of the rest of the world. 
The promises made to Europeans so that they’d accept to lose their independence, sovereignty, identity, and culture, all failed to be kept. Neither economic growth, full employment, prosperity, nor safety. Only anguish prevails at the dawn of the coming systemic crisis: an energy, food and financial meltdown. Meanwhile, of course, the media wheel keeps spinning. 
The European soccer tournament yesterday, the Roland Garros Tennis Open, tomorrow the Beijing Olympic Games, and today the miraculous saga of an icon: Ingrid who laughs, cries, prays, and wanders supported by your brotherly arm. In your desire… In your desire to be the libertador, you strayed into accepting negotiations with the FARC terrorists. 
But neither you nor Mr Chavez released Colombian senator Mrs Betancourt. 
It was President Uribe who, facing the mobilization of worldwide progressivism, gained a decisive victory over criminal terrorism. 
You multiplied fruitless approaches, even going so far as to invite repentant FARC communist terrorists to benefit from asylum in France, but to protect them from whom? From Uribe the democrat ? 
While you were at it, why not the Taliban, Hezbollah, or the Tamil Tigers? You are like the amphisbaena monster, dear to the poet CÈsaire. 
Without a doubt, Mr. President, your media director talents won’t be enough to avert the brewing threats you will have to face before the end of the year. 
Your Europe is a drifting vessel, windswept and beaten by the waves. 
It’s the only region in the world which deliberately dismantled its political and moral structures. Without borders, gradually invaded by a mass immigration which is just beginning, economically ruined by free-market fanaticism, socially impoverished, weakened demographically, lacking spirit and defensive strength. it will become at best an American protectorate. At worst, it will fall under the slavery of dhimmitude. 
It is long overdue to give up on the deadly illusion of federalism, and to build a Europe of nations, united in real alliances, more modest maybe, but more effective. The Constitution and the Treaty failures must be considered as warnings. 

The peoples of Europe do not want this project. They won’t allow it to be forced upon them, they don’t want to die.  

Make of Msr. Le Pen’s speech what you will – I thought it was rather good though areas of his racism I find as reprehensible as The BNP & The EFD.

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), 

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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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