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Oxford heads for ‘climate lockdown’

Dear Editor

TCW readers may already know that Oxford is threatened with being split into zones, in support of the Net Zero climate agenda, which will involve curtailing people’s fundamental freedom of movement. It seems that Canterbury is following a similar policy. In fact this World Economic Forum ’15-minute city’ derived idea is turning up all over the world as Australian writer, Jo Nova, explains here. Oxford is moving faster than the rest in its planning of what Nova correctly dubbed a ‘climate lockdown’.

On November 29 Oxfordshire Council approved the ‘traffic filters’ trial, due to start in a year’s time in January 2024, which will turn Oxford into a ‘15-minute city’. These are plans to lock residents into one of six zones to ‘save the planet’ from global warming. Electronic gates will be installed on key roads in and out of the city, confining residents to their own neighbourhoods.

Vision News reports: Oxfordshire County Council Pass Climate Lockdown ‘trial’ to Begin in 2024 (visionnews.online) ‘Under the new scheme if residents want to leave their zone they will need permission from the Council who gets to decide who is worthy of freedom and who isn’t. Under the new scheme residents will be allowed to leave their zone a maximum of 100 days per year, but in order to even gain this every resident will have to register their car details with the council who will then track their movements via smart cameras round the city . . .

‘Every resident will be required to register their car with the county council who will then monitor how many times they leave their district via number plate recognition cameras.’

I have in response to this produced the attached for residents of Oxford to send into the council with the intention of exposing the council’s lack of due diligence in passing this proposal. I hope TCW readers will circulate it widely.

Roger Arthur

West Sussex

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Christians bad, drag queens good

Dear Editor

Regarding the issue of men dressing in women’s clothing, a Christian in Yorkshire has received a criminal conviction for saying what he and many of those present could clearly see, ‘a man in woman’s clothing’. (You can read a report here.) It could be said that the story The Emperor’s New Clothes has had a new chapter added to it by the Crown Prosecution Service, which transforms the end of the story. In this new chapter they have prosecuted the observant little boy in the story to make him a criminal for saying what he can clearly see to be true. It is clear that in Yorkshire they are attempting to force this observant ‘Plain Speaking Yorkshireman’ to say what he knows to be untrue, thus overthrowing the right of a Christian to live in accordance with his conscience and firmly held religious Biblical beliefs.

Recently a Christian woman in London wrote to me expressing her great upset at ‘drag queens’ performing at a major train station in London alongside a Christmas tree as part of the Christmas celebrations. She was incensed by this because she knows that when I was outside a major train station in London on Christmas Eve the police had stopped me reading the Bible account of the Nativity from Luke Chapters 1 and 2. In her letter to me she was questioning whether she should complain about the clear inequitable hostility towards a Christian reading the Bible account on Christmas Eve outside the train station, whereas performing ‘drag queens’ are now welcome inside the train station at Christmas.

Considering the criminal conviction of the Christian ‘Plain Speaking Yorkshireman’ outlined above, we have to now ask whether if this Christian woman in London complained to the police, whether the Crown Prosecution Service would now, in response, attempt to force this Christian woman in London to say that a ‘drag queen’ is a woman when everyone can see they are men? Christians, whilst not denying the rights of others to dress as they choose, are now being made criminals for saying what they can see and hear! It is also obvious to see that there is no shortage of public money being spent in the English law courts for criminal prosecutions of Christians for their Biblical moral beliefs.

Roland R Parsons, City Preacher

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Strikes are not the answer to inflation

Dear Editor 

Who are the big winners from inflation and recession? And who are the losers from industrial action and strikes?

Think about it. Who really benefits from all this chaos?

Certainly not those who strike or those to whom they provide services. Any pay increases obtained by strikes quickly disappear, absorbed by inflation and taxation. Neither of which affects the rich who pocket the excess profits whilst minimising or entirely avoiding paying tax. Inflation is the enemy of the worker and the friend of the rich.

It is an issue the Establishment mainstream media avoids for fear of alerting the public to its true methods of control. People might start thinking for themselves instead of swallowing ‘bread and circuses’ propaganda. That would never do. It could be dangerous!

So, as nurses, rail, postal workers, and others fight to increase their incomes and damage our essential services, the billionaires sit smugly on the sidelines and enjoy watching the ensuing mayhem and their wealth increasing thanks to a corrupt undemocratic taxation system.

Workers will never catch up by industrial action. It is like a three-legged tortoise chasing a supercharged hare. The answer lies in radical democratic reform of taxation, social and economic structures, wealth distribution and electoral democracy. Elimination of inflation and tax avoidance must be the priority. It is on these terms workers should be fighting. Not on picket lines.

So to summarise, the winners of recession are the profiteering, tax-avoiding super rich. The losers are the working tax-paying rest of us. Will we ever learn? Apparently not.

Malcolm Naylor

Ilkley

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Meghan has won the role of her life

Dear Editor

I saw something completely different when I watched Harry and Meghan’s Netflix program.

I saw a woman enjoying playing a role she could have only dreamed about landing in real life, and a deeply tortured man who could really benefit from therapy. 

Hal Kingsbury

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Net Zero is an impossible green dream

Dear Editor

Michael Gove, the Levelling Up Secretary, has given the go-ahead for the first new coal mine for thirty years. It will be in Cumbria and create 500 jobs. Immediately there were cries of anguish from the usual suspects despite knowing that the UK has a minuscule 1.15 per cent of global emissions so cannot alone ‘save the planet’. China has 1,110 coal-fired plants and other countries are building 1,800 new coal-fired plants making 8,500 worldwide. At COP26 China and India, supported by developing countries, forced negotiators to dilute a resolution to accelerate the ‘phase out’ of coal-power to a much weaker pledge to ‘phase down’. Does that look like a commitment? The UK has coal reserves of 114 years and the world has coal reserves of 2,900 years. Countries have long realised that Net Zero is a green pipe dream and that renewables are unreliables and they need dependable fossil fuels to drive their economies. The world will never be Net Zero and the UK will go bankrupt if it continues with this Net Zero path to self-destruction.

Clark Cross

Linlithgow 

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Ancient climate change needs no explanation

Dear Editor

The Tower Museum in Derry, which I visited in October, is very good indeed: informative, well-considered and pleasingly calm. 

Except for the first space before the exhibition proper, which is devoted to Climate Change: the effect on Derry, what museums can do to combat climate change and so on.

And then the first room within the exhibition contains the attached. Six words, no explanation nor even hypothesis, simply ‘the climate became cooler and wetter’.

Extraordinary how climates just . . . change.

I’m only sorry that the museum website doesn’t contain any evidence of the climate change shtick and thus you’ll have to take my word for it, but the cognitive dissonance was sufficient for me to take the picture and send it!

Nick Baldock

Letters to the Editor will return on Sunday January 8, 2023.

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