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All those with SMART Meters celebrating no coal generated electricity, should be able to register the fact that they never want non renewable electricity again. That way, their SMART Meters can be programmed to cut off their supplies first ,during shortages of Unreliable electricity, which would be fairer for everyone who does not share their enthusiasm.

They could save nearly 100% of their electricity bills, and prove how wonderful it is.

Apr 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

IIt is not the size of the aid budget that I object to (though I think it is too large) but the way it is spent, e.g. Sending money to North Korea. If the aid budget is carefully monitor and where possible administered by us and not the local despots, I can see no objection. None of it should got to any climate change projects.

Apr 22, 2017 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:48 AM by stewgreen

How would existing contracts stop the 0.7% law being repealed?

It doesn't!

Apr 22, 2017 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

My guess some of the corps supplying that "0.7% aid" are Tory mates/donors
and too diff to back out of contracts

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:48 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Prof's claims : That Amazon deforestation is down by 2/3
That Attenbourghs famous mountain Gorillas are up from "a couple of hundred"at his famous filming to 800 now

Actually Wiki says 880 total Mountain Gorillas which are a subset of Eastern Gorillas
And for Virunga National Park "The population has almost doubled since its lowest point in 1981, when a census estimated that only 254 gorillas remained"
but there has always been another population at Bwindi (340 of the 880)
So it's not true they were as low as a "couple of hundred" in 1981..more like 450-600)
WWF say "620 animals in 1989 to around 880 today)

Eastern lowland gorilla has about 3,800 individuals
"Now, over 100,000 western lowland gorillas"

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:47 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

8:52am BBC Breakfast TV .. Climate hinging introduces Prof Andrew Montford from Cambridge
(It was their pronunciation of Balmford)
His message was that we have to nature positive msgs cos people are turned off by negatives.
And today is "World Earth Day"
(which must be different from lights off earth day)
"Join us withDavid Attenborough at the David Attenborough Building on 22 April 2017 to celebrate #EarthOptimism"

Eh up the coal announcement came up at 9:08 ..took 2s


Apr 22, 2017 at 9:20 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Apr 22, 2017 at 8:07 AM by golf charlie

If, if, if!

Too many ifs. And repealing the 0.7% won't necessarily reduce aid. It is unconstitutional: Governments shouldn't be bound by previous governments in this way.

And spending money we don't have, the on things that aren't needed, to be paid for by our children and grandchildren,, for people who don't want them, just to obey a law that was passed by people who were shallow, felt entitled and didn't know the value of money, but had political power given to them by us, who should be representing people whose taxes are supposed the help the sick and needy to become well and productive, of which we have many, shows that our PM still doesn't get it.

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Christopher

@Pcar "I'm Labour"
No I'm not was still a series of quotes ..I left off the quotation marks due to apostrophes
I've never voted.

Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

From your link is this paragraph, the last line is the crucial one:

The Prime Minister said the pledge "remains and will remain" if the Conservatives win the General Election on 8 June, although she stressed the need to make sure the money is spent "in the most effective way".

Spending money "in the most effective way", is what we all strive to do. There is a clear acknowledgement that at the moment, the UK's money is NOT being spent in the most effective way.

If critics of OECD spending can point to 50% of the budget being spent UNeffectively, it will double the available funding for effective spending.

Commonwealth spending, OECD etc is controlled directly and indirectly by interrelated QANGOs, leaning progressively left. Burning more QUANGO's would be good for the political environment funded by UK Taxpayers. If Trump does something similar, whilst reducing the US funding of UN waste on Climate Science, "Foreign Aid Money" won't be quite so harmful to the very taxpayers that fund it.

People living in Under Developed Countries/Regions, denied reliable power, water, food, medical aid, by unelected Green Blob dogma, have a chance to smile. What is not to like?

Apr 22, 2017 at 8:07 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Porridge wog vs Andrew Neil

Video: BBC.Daily.Politics.170419.-.John.Swinney.SNP.Nonsense

SNP's John Swinney, Deputy First Minister:
It is a statement of fact, she had not been selected, not even by the Conservative Party.

AN: But that is a consequence of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act.

It is a consequence of the fact that David Cameron got into such a political mess, a disastrous referendum with the European Union, which he managed to lose, that he had to leave office...

Comment: Swinney is in a circular argument with himself & SNP. Mrs May is wrong, but it's Cameron's fault - yep Cameron imposed the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, but no Swinney says that was good. It's Cameron's/Tory fault.....

AN: Do you fancy a progressive alliance with the SNP?

John Healey, Shadow Housing Secretary:
No, I see no circumstances at all of that sort of coalition. We are fighting to win this election as a Labour government.

Coalitions over the last Parliament have got a bad name and going into any sort of arrangement with a party like the SNP, which is set to break up Britain as their sole purpose, and failing as a government in their own country in Scotland, is not for us.

Comment: Swinney put back in his pram.

Apr 21, 2017 at 11:26 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

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