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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:19 pm 
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Right on the button, The Daily Telegraph runs a story headed: "UK at 'real risk' of power shortages, report warns", telling us that "The UK is at ‘real risk’ of imminent power shortages as a result of attempts to shift to more environmentally friendly methods of electrictity (sic) production, a report has warned."

That's what I really like about newspapers – the way they keep you informed with the latest, up-to-the-minute news. Only the MSM can do this, with its thousands of gifted staff, its million pound budgets and its access to expert sources of information.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:47 pm 
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Please keep banging the drum - eventually others notice.
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Small point. You can only see those google blogs that link to your posts. Greg


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:05 pm 
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gregb wrote:
Please keep banging the drum - eventually others notice.
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Small point. You can only see those google blogs that link to your posts. Greg


Poetic licence ... I also have three hit counters watching. There were no links to that piece that I could see. But I'll do a silent edit on the piece.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:45 pm 
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Is there no-one about who remembers the 70s and the appalling overcoat & candle-powered situation during that bleak time?...the final straw that propelled me from the wretched country.
But then, we had the power but it was denied to us. Tomorrow there'll be no power to be denied.
I am aware the the World is a mad place...but top of the list of the terminally suicidal are the British in almost every aspect. The fury & frustration of the few rational inhabitants remaining must know no bounds. The inmates are fully in charge of the asylum...and the sane are in straightjackets.
Somebody writes here "It will all end in tears"....The ducts are swelling.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:22 pm 
I'd say our situation is worse than that of the late 70s. It's more comparable to WW2.


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I'd go with late '70s, an overladen Ship of State rudderless and battered by the sea of troubles. WW2 was altogether more bothersome.

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 Post subject: Re: An absence of leadership
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Is it not time to set up the EU Referendum Pigeon Fancier's Club?


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 Post subject: Re: An absence of leadership
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It is not just an absence of leadership but also of guts and intergrity. Cameron is desperate to be elected, at whatever cost and upon whatever pretext. If that means refusing to face unpalatable, but vital decisions, that's fine by him, so long as his opponents don't call his bluff by raising the issue themselves. In fact, he was called out by Hutton, who did raise the energy gap issue, which could have been awkward. But, fortunately for him, Hutton was immediately muzzled by his own party, and sent off to recruit an EU army for Napoloen Sarkhozy, thus risking a mauling by a lame fox.

I have never been an active Conservative supporter but (until standing as a candidate for Jimmy Goldsmith's Rebel Army in '97) I usually voted for them, as the best of a bad bunch. With Cameron, however, it is different, we have all the examples of Heath,who lied in his teeth Major, who led the retreat from Maastricht, Howard the Huffer, Duncan the Decent (a fatal failing in modern politics), Hague the Vague (was there ever a more meaningless phrase than In Europe but not ruled by it?) and now, alas, unless he changes dramatically, it looks like being Cameron the Chamberlain.

I have yet to see any positive evidence that Cameron is anything but totally dedicated to further EU integration. Whether voting for anything but the Conservative list at the Euro elections next year will send a message to him is doubtful, but still worth doing.


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