Monthly Archives: April 2013

Has Julie Girling laid an egg?

  The Tory MEP delegation must be scared to death about UKIP’s prospects in the up-coming council elections.  They’ve rushed out a quick-and-dirty leaflet accusing us of virtually every crime except eating babies for breakfast. They’ve been careful to put their Conservative logo on … Continue reading

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Bingo! A Result! A European first!

European parliament puts jobs before climate orthodoxy for once For the first time in my recollection, the European parliament has faced up to reality, and voted for jobs and economic survival rather than climate alarmism.  This is an early indication … Continue reading

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Let’s join Bill and celebrate self-flagellation!

East Midlands Lib-Dem MEP Bill Newton Dunn (who was elected as a Conservative in 1999, but transferred to the Lib-Dems in 2000 when he discovered — shock horror! — that there were one or two euro-sceptics in the Tory delegation), … Continue reading

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The Great Lady passes

I first heard that Maggie had passed away when BBC Radio Derby called me for a comment, so the news came as a bit of a shock.   But while I have always admired her enormously, I had met her only … Continue reading

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Fossil fuels get subsidies too, don’t they?

We know that renewables attract preposterous subsidies.  The per-kWh subsidy I get for my small domestic solar PV system is about five times the cost of producing the same kWh in a proper grown-up power station.  Wind farms attract massive … Continue reading

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We can’t ignore shale gas

The Washington Post reports that major European companies are queuing up to move production (and jobs and investment) to the USA, to take advantage of low energy prices, especially low gas prices as a result of the fracking boom. The oil … Continue reading

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A Guess – Which is Which?

Guess which one is the President of the EU, and which one is playing the fool in the ballet?

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