Todays Guest Blogger is @Toy_Tory
After a glorious night’s sleep I woke up this morning on a high. I switched on the telly to catch up on
the world’s news after substantial distractions yesterday made me miss everything. There on BBC1
Breakfast was an item that really blasted my serenity to pieces.
A Wonder Warming Woman was informing the nation that due to the polar ice caps melting, we will
be having a couple of years of colder weather to endure before we get all damp wet and warm.
I wish they would make their minds up… As a wise man said to me “If it is hot, it’s Global Warming, if
it is cold, it’s Global Warming – I call it Weather, or is that Climate the warming alarmists cant tell the difference Read the rest of this entry
Just what goes through the minds of the utopian socialist fuckwits who make up the European Court of Human Rights?
What for this, the Court is concerned about the possible lenght of jail terms that Hamza and Babar Ahmad could receive if convicted of terrorism charges in the USA. Life without parole is far too harsh a sentence for a terrorist willing to sentence his victims to death without parole. Read the rest of this entry
The democratic process is something we take for granted in this country; to achieve this we fought a bloody and brutal civil war that split families and friends, executed a king, tried a period of dictatorship and military rule under Cromwell and the Major Generals. Finally we settled on a democratic system of elected representatives and a figure head monarch.
The Divine Right of Kings was overturned by the rule of Democracy.
There were problems through the centuries with MP’s corruption, rotten boroughs and other types of gerrymandering, but by the 20th Century we had pretty much arrived at a good system with our Parliament being regarded as the “Mother of All Parliaments”.
The referendums held by Harold Wilson and Ted Heath on the European Union were always about trading partnerships, never surrendering sovereignty to faceless bureaucrats in Brussels. The move to a federalised European superstate began in the late 1990’s; then Prime Minister Tony Blair’s political instincts were sharp enough to know that the surrendering sovereignty would not go down well with the voters.
So Blair promised a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty in 2004, his successor Gordon Brown broke that promise and the country is slowly being sucked in to the new Socialist Superstate, against of the majority. Recent opinion polls show 65% of voters against the Lisbon Treaty.
Gordon Brown and Democracy are not exactly bed fellows, the EU and Democracy have never even met each other. Read the rest of this entry
By Tory Aardvark
Hidden away in the bureaucracy of the European Union is the Emissions Trading Scheme, a well kept secret from us.
This well kept secret is costing us £3 billion pounds per year, that’s about £117 per household on our energy bills.
When the cost of the trading scheme is added to the Renewables Obligation then the average cost on each eclectricy bill is 14% of the total.
The cost falls disproportionaly on the elderly and business, both large users of electricity, both can ill afford increased costs in the current recession.
For all that, it is pretty ineffective at cutting emissions. Prominent environmentalists and energy companies have called for a floor on the price, as it keeps collapsing. That would bring into question the whole point of the trading scheme. The volatility of the price both makes it that bit harder for families and businesses to manage their budgets and weakens the incentive to invest in cutting emissions.
By Tory Aardvark
The European Union is to put off a decision on choosing a President for the European Socialist Superstate because the Czech Republic have not signed the Lisbon Treaty.
Well done President Vaclav Klaus
The bloc’s leaders had hoped to agree on a candidate at a summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday. But many member states say it is premature to do so because the Czech Republic has not approved the Lisbon reform treaty.