Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wind turbine woes in Romania

One of the Petitions we looked at last week in Romania related to the issue of wind turbine installations in Baia, which lies in the Danube delta, and therefore is also part of the Natura 2000 ecological network of protected areas … Continue reading

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Ill-treatment of dogs in Romania

Last week I went to Bucharest, Romania, with a delegation from the European parliament’s Petitions Committee.  We were dealing with a number of issues raised in various petitions including: Wind turbines: There are protests against proposals to install 2,400 wind … Continue reading

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Another big LIE about the EU

  Last week Lord Pearson of Rannoch proposed a bill in the Lords calling for an official cost/benefit analysis on the UK’s membership of the EU.  Up jumped a Lib-Dem peer to tell us that the value of EU membership … Continue reading

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A fundamental leftist error

Forgive me for returning to the Tobin Tax (Financial Transaction Tax) yet again — but it illustrates one of those fundamental leftist misconceptions that I have railed against for years.  I call it “the static model”. It’s the assumption in … Continue reading

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The Woeful (and predictable) Tale of Solyndra

I have written several times on this blog about the dangers of subsidies in the energy sector.  Indeed, there have been several examples of late which show how government involvement in new technologies is woefully misguided. One such example in the … Continue reading

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Making the case for Wind Farms

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€UЯOP€: We’re looking at it backwards

Europhiles love to tell us that 50% of the UK’s trade is done with Europe, and that this is a good reason for EU membership. Of course they’re wrong on both counts.  If you take account of re-exports and the Rotterdam effect, our … Continue reading

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