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BBC rejoices as Britain commits economic suicide in pursuit of Net Zero

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SOMETIMES on Sundays I watch the Laura Kuenssberg programme on the BBC while working out in my gym. This weekend the whole programme was about how Britain is ‘fighting’ climate change. Almost all the participants on our ‘impartial’ BBC, especially Kuenssberg, bleated that Britain risks losing its position as the world leader in reducing CO2 emissions. The one voice of sanity was businessman Luke Johnson, who pointed out that, due to Net Zero replacing cheap reliable fossil fuels with expensive and unreliable wind and solar power, the UK’s energy prices are five times those in China and twice those in the US and that this risks leading to deindustrialisation and national bankruptcy. Of course, he was ignored by all the other participants.

So let’s briefly remind ourselves of the facts:

Fact 1: The UK has halved its CO2 emissions since the 1980s.

Fact 2: This has been achieved by destroying much of British manufacturing.

Fact 3: This has, of course, resulted in a massive loss of manufacturing jobs.

The most recent examples of this economic hara-kiri were at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland where 400 of the 500 workers could be fired as the refinery is closed due to the UK’s high energy costs (thanks to Net Zero) and converted into an oil-importing terminal; and at Port Talbot in Wales where up to 2,800 workers will lose their jobs as the blast furnaces are shut and replaced by inferior electric-arc furnaces to reduce CO2 emissions to save the planet from what climate expert Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, calls ‘global boiling’.

The mind-boggling stupidity behind the UK’s economic suicide so beloved by our idiotic politicians and the BBC is the ludicrous way the UK’s CO2 emissions are measured. If a ton of steel is produced in the UK, it counts towards the UK’s CO2 emissions. But if that ton of steel is produced in China at steelworks powered by coal-fired power stations and then transported around the world in a diesel-powered ship to Britain, it’s not included in the UK’s CO2 emissions. So the more we close down our manufacturing and import things, the more likely we are to hit our rulers’ Net Zero targets. And if we think things are bad now under the fake Tories, this is nothing compared to the economic disaster that awaits us when Starmer and Ed Miliband take control of our energy policy.

Sometimes I despair at the imbecility of our politicians and mainstream media.

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David Craig
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