HOW are your fuel bills looking right now? Think they’re a bit steep? Ever wondered why?
Partly it’s because the fuel companies are greedy. But partly it’s because the Government is scared stiff of the green lobby. The eco-warriors screaming blue murder.
Alamy The companies fracking for gas must abide by ludicrous restrictions ten times more stringent than they are in the US
Natascha Engel has resigned over idiotic restrictions placed on a cheap and easily extracted form of energy
Dense hippies and middle-aged, middle-class hags on the march. They’re one of the major problems to cheaper bills.
That much was made clear this week, with the resignation of the Government’s so-called “fracking tsar”. Natascha Engel was employed to see that firms fracking for gas in the UK complied with Government regulations.
Engel is a lefty — a former Labour MP (and a good one).
But she has quit her job in frustration at idiotic restrictions placed around a cheap and easily extracted form of energy.
She said: “Firms have invested hundreds of millions of pounds. They did all this on the basis that government policy would be rational, that it would be scientific. But it’s not.”
Engel tore into the Government for kowtowing to the green lobbyists. The companies fracking for gas must abide by ludicrous restrictions ten times more stringent than they are in the US. So they’re finding it hard to make the business pay.
Geophysicist Heather Savage on geological connections between fracking and earthquakes
‘GREENIES ARE TALKING BALLS’
This is because the ecoloons all insist we’ll be swallowed up in a giant earthquake if we keep fracking for gas.
It’s an idiotic state of mind with no evidence, anywhere, in science. And yet the Government goes along with it.
Ministers may know that the greenies are talking balls.
But they don’t want to upset the little moppets because they know they’ll be out on the streets with their daft placards.
The Government is following prejudice rather than scienceRod LiddleSun Columnist
This happens too often. The Government caving in to the demands of specialist lobby groups who represent a tiny minority of the population.
For example, we have a world food shortage. And yet the restrictions placed around genetically modified (GM) crops are so stringent that we can’t alleviate that problem.
But the objections to GM food seem based in superstition. There’s no science at work there.
Instead, it’s a kind of Luddite howl of rage at the appliance of science.
I’m all for improving the welfare of our farm animals and for making arable farms less intensive, so that wildlife has a greater chance to live.
But GM food has no implications there. Again, the Government is following prejudice rather than science.
Tame the wildlife psychosCHRIS PACKHAM and his organisation Wild Justice have just won a brilliant court victory.In future, farmers and gamekeepers will not be allowed to kill crows and rooks willy-nilly, simply because they feel like it.
They’ll have to apply for special licences and show they have tried other means to deter the birds. Since the victory, though, Packham has been subjected to death threats and had dead crows hung from his front gate.
They are a nasty bunch of psychopaths, the people who support the unlimited killing of wild animals.
And they represent a tiny percentage of our population.
Time to get really tough with them.
I can see the same thing happening with the Extinction Rebellion lot, the protesters who brought London to a standstill with their ludicrous demands.
The Government is listening to them. Michael Gove met with a bunch of them and you can be sure that some policy will be forthcoming, a policy which hurts the poorest of us, most likely.
You can see it too in areas well away from the environment.
The Government has swallowed whole the fatuous dogma of the transgender lobbyists who insist that kids should be given medical intervention to help future transition from boy into girl and vice versa.
As a consequence, we have a huge crisis at the Tavistock Centre in London, where these puberty blocker experiments are carried out.
Five senior professionals have resigned their posts because they say these treatments are done too quickly, without checking the full details of the child’s psychological records.
The objections to GM food seem based in superstition. There’s no science at work thereRod LiddleSun Columnist
They should not be done at all, under any circumstances, is my argument.
In resigning, Natascha Engel has performed a service to the country and a warning to the Government.
It should listen to the experts and take no notice of the loud and gobby protesters.
Alamy Live News ‘GM food has no implications there. Again, the Government is following prejudice rather than science’, writes Rod Liddle
EPA Government should listen to the experts and take no notice of the loud and gobby fracking protesters
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BackGrid Charlotte Crosby stuns in her bikini as she opens up about her ‘Uniboob’
FASCINATED to learn that Charlotte Crosby suffers from a condition called iatrogenic symmastia.
That means, in effect, that the reality TV star has got just one bap. Her boobs are merged – joined together by her breastbone. It’s known more familiarly as Uniboob. Yikes.
Refer to Caption Charlotte Crosby stuns in a lacy top on night out
Splash News Charlotte Crosby’s ‘boobs are merged – joined together by her breastbone’
I think the same thing is happening to me. My moobs are kind of merging with the rest of the flab until it’s just one great barrel of lard.
I must contact Charlotte’s plastic surgeon and see if he can do anything for me.
Charlotte Crosby was left with a ‘uniboob’ thanks to rare breast condition
HOWL LEAP OF LUNARCY
Getty – Contributor Full moon doesn’t make you go loopy, scientists claim
A FULL moon doesn’t make you go loopy, according to a huge study just carried out by scientists.
People are just as deranged when the moon is just a tiny sliver in the night sky, apparently.
These findings have been challenged, however, by the National Association of Werewolves & Lycanthropes (NAWWL).
A spokeswolf said yesterday: “This is outrageous. We are a vulnerable, peace-loving community who wish no harm to any human.
“It’s just that when the occult power of the moon is shining down, we sometimes feel the need to rip someone’s throat out. It’s not our fault, it’s the moon’s.”
Dirty Leeds ‘no more’A TERRIBLE thing happened at Elland Road on Sunday.
Leeds United showed exemplary sportsmanship in allowing Aston Villa to equalise.
This followed a goal which Leeds shouldn’t have scored because a player was down injured.
So the manager, Marcelo Bielsa, instructed his team to stand absolutely still and let Villa score. And pretty much, they did!
This is shocking. We can’t call them Dirty Leeds any more.
Don Revie must be spinning in his grave.
CAR BAN’S FUELISH
Getty – Contributor Government is considering a plan to abolish the sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030
THE Government is considering a plan to abolish the sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030.
No, not half past eight tonight – although I wouldn’t put that past them – but in 11 years’ time. Everything must be electric after that date.
Not sure what will happen to the 37million petrol and diesel cars on our roads right now.
But I am willing to bet that on January 1, 2030, scientists will discover that the increased electricity we need to power millions and millions of cars and lorries every day will be far more damaging to the environment than petrol ever was.
Remember when they told us all to switch to diesel for environmental reasons?
Government will announce no petrol or diesel cars will be sold in the UK after 2040
Most evasive Tory leaderGUESS what? A new study has shown that Theresa May is the most evasive Tory leader in 50 years.
In Prime Minister’s Questions, she answers directly only 11 per cent of the time. Hell, even old shiny face Cameron was better than that.
I bet in the dishonesty stakes Theresa would even give Blair a run for his money.
What the hell did we do to end up with her? Something wicked in a previous life, I would guess.
THE BBC has set up a diversity advisory committee.
Much hoo-ha has been made of the fact that it will include a right-wing white man. Geoff Norcott is a Pro-Brexit, Conservative comedian.
I’m glad he’s there. But in order for the BBC to truly reflect the social make-up of the country, how about having more than half of the board pro-Brexit?
And 45 per cent white men? Just sayin’…
Guess who’s back?SO – welcome back, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, fun-lovin’ leader of the Islamic State.He’s just released his first video in years.
Everyone thought he’d got bored of jihad and maybe turned to selling insurance instead, or had a job in a shop. Nope, al-Baghdadi claims he’s still in charge of his defeated army.
And he’s called upon Muslims to carry out terrorist attacks in the West.
I’ve got news for you, old son. Islamists seem perfectly capable of doing exactly that without your encouragement.
And one day very soon there will be a missile with your name on it.