Climategate – Corus Redcar Steel Works The Price Of Gordon Brown’s Insane Climate Change Policies
One of the topics on tonight’s Question Time was the last shift at Redcar Steel Works which is being moth balled by it’s owners Corus Tata.
There was a great deal of passion and anger about the closure of Redcar, the prospect must be frightening for members of the workforce in their 50’s; the chances of people in this age group ever getting another job are about the same as finding a snowflake in the Sahara.
The audience expressed anger about Gordon Brown’s lack of involvement in the closure, Mandelson further angered people with his visit today saying nothing can be done.
A number of reasons were cited and argued about as to why Corus could or not be helped, the EU was prime candidate for helping and not helping, there was no overall consensus on what aid the EU regulations permit or dont permit.
The real reason for the lack of Labour action to save Redcar is Brown and Ed Miliband’s blind adherence to the AGW lie and the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.
The real gain to Corus from stopping production at Redcar, however, is the saving it will make on its carbon allowances, allocated by the EU under its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). By ceasing to emit a potential six million tonnes of CO2 a year, Corus will benefit from carbon allowances which could soon, according to European Commission projections, be worth up to £600 million over the three years before current allocations expire.
But this is only half the story. In India, Corus’s owner, Tata, plans to increase steel production from 53 million tonnes to 124 million over the same period. By replacing inefficient old plants with new ones which emit only “European levels” of CO2, Tata could claim a further £600 million under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism, which is operated by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – the organisers of the Copenhagen conference.
The price of Brown’s AGW policies and desperate desire for wealth redistribution is 1700 British jobs which go to Indian workers and Tata pocket a cool £1.8 billion for destroying the lives of 1700 British families.
We all knew Brown’s “British jobs for British workers” was an unworkable lie because of the EU, but “British jobs for Indian workers” and a near £2 billion hand out for killing those British jobs is quite simply a total disgrace.
Selling your own country out for a one world socialist government that works against your own country, didn’t that used to be called treason?