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Net Zero doesn’t add up

Dear Editor 

Mr Sunak should be warned that if his campaign for making everyone good at maths succeeds, people may come to realise that successive governments’ irrational attachment to achieving ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions would simply beggar the economy and ruin us all. 

They may come to realise that this travesty of public policy, orchestrated by highly educated politicians in alliance with environmental ideologues and fabulously wealthy global ‘influencers’, would ‘work’ only in the sense that we would all be dead from starvation and cold. Of course, that would fulfil the aims of the most zealous environmentalists, who see human beings, especially children, as the problem – indeed as a ‘plague’ on the Planet. 

Mr Sunak should wake up to this looming disaster and see that the sums around Net Zero do not add up – that it is in fact a zero sum game.

Ann Farmer

Essex

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We are being conditioned like Pavlov’s dogs

Dear Editor

Did you get the emergency alert? How do you feel about it? Is it reassuring or more Big Brother interference?

May I refer you to Neil Oliver’s YouTube video for an alternative opinion on this further intrusion and control of our lives. 

Public response is being tested by global capitalists in the same way Pavlov’s dogs were conditioned to behave. ‘An unconditioned response is an automatic response to a stimulus.’ Is the emergency alert that stimulus?

Think carefully. Take account of all the other conditioning that’s going on. Such as monetary control and dependence on banking capitalism, dependence on digital currency, mainstream brainwashing propaganda, pharmaceutical and health dependency, economic, energy and environmental crises and global military conflict. And our fraudulent Western democracies. Another Neil Oliver broadcast is relevant here.

Are we barking mad? Or just performers at the capitalists’ Crufts show?

Malcolm Naylor 

Ilkley

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What about reparations for our own child slaves?

Dear Editor

A former BBC journalist called Laura Trevelyan is so upset that her family grew rich (think billions) from owning plantations in Grenada worked by slaves that she wishes to make reparation. She has donated £100,000 and now heads a campaign that calls on Britain to make financial amends for our cruel colonial past. I wonder when all the little Oliver and Olivia Twists who worked in Britain long past the time slavery was abolished in British territories are going to get their compensation? Also wouldn’t it make more sense to use her voice to call on people to boycott products such as smartphones which use lithium ion batteries (the materials for which are mined by children in today’s world ) or items made by, say, Uyghur Muslims in slave conditions rather than making what is at best a token gesture?

Kathleen Carr

Sheffield

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What we owe to King Coal

Dear Editor, 

According to the unhinged protesters who threw paint on the Scottish parliament building, oil, gas and coal extraction are among ‘the greatest atrocities in human history’. 

How wrong can they be? Coal powered the industrial revolution, Britain’s stupendous contribution to human progress which dragged millions out of serfdom and paved the way for modernity. Gas heats millions of homes in the northern hemisphere through our long winters, and hydrocarbon gas liquids provide the feedstock for plastics without which modern society would collapse. Oil provides fuel for the diesel engines which power the food ships and the bulk carriers and container ships which bring wealth to our shores. Diesel powers the huge machines which mine rare earth for battery vehicles which are supposed to ‘save the planet’. Aviation fuel powers the 100,000 planes that fly every day. Oil provides the raw material for the plastics in wind machine rotors and fills their gearboxes with thousands of gallons of specialist lubricant.

Coal is the only efficient way of making steel. Steel which underpins every item of infrastructure worldwide. The big coal-fired power stations, which successive Labour and Conservative governments blew up, produced 2,000MW of cheap electricity 365 days a year, dwarfing anything produced by intermittent wind farms. Eighty countries operate 2,400 coal-fired power plants producing reliable weather-independent energy, but not us, since our political elite has embraced the new green religion.

The science about AGW is not settled. Recent research using satellite temperature data has shown that warming has stalled, and indeed cooling is likely caused by the North Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. The Greenland ice sheet has grown. Arctic ice shrinking has stopped. The media has failed to keep up. Repeated apocalyptic predictions of climate-caused disaster have proved false. In July 2019 the then Prince Charles said: ‘I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival’. Actually climate change has happened since the Earth was formed as the planet continues to release heat from its core and the Sun’s activity varies.


I doubt if any of the anthropogenic global warming fanatics have ever read any criticism of the theory to which they adhere. As Professor Ian Plimer has written, ‘No one has ever proved that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming. For more than two decades I have been asking scientists for this proof. If proven, it would also have to be shown that natural carbon dioxide emissions, 97 per cent of the annual total, don’t drive global warming. This also has never been done. Furthermore, if had been proven that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming, there would be endless citation of the dozen or so seminal scientific papers demonstrating this proof. Instead, there is obfuscation and deafening silence.’

William Loneskie

Berwickshire

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The hypocrisy of Diane Abbott

Dear Editor

Like her hero Chairman Mao, Diane Abbott MP doesn’t strive for equality or social justice. She strives for revenge.

In her toxic and vindictive worldview, cultivated through a prism of paranoia and feelings of perpetual victimhood, such an outcome is the only remedy for the historical injustices suffered by black Britons. 

Her latest attack on whites – during which, so warped by CRT-inspired notions of racism and, let’s face it, her own stupidity, she couldn’t bring herself to acknowledge the indisputable fact that white people, including Jews, Irish immigrants and Travellers, have been and continue to be the victims of racism too – is only the latest example of her overt anti-white as well as anti-Semitic racism.

In 1996 she labelled white Finnish girls unsuitable to work as nurses in her local hospital. She claimed that, coming from Scandinavia, they would not have ‘met a black person before’. In 2010, after contentiously sending her son to a private school – having spent years railing against them – she defended her decision by implying that white mothers do not love their children as much as their Afro-Caribbean counterparts. 

In 2012, moreover, she tweeted: ‘White people love to play ‘divide and rule’. We should not play their game.’ 

It couldn’t be clearer: Diane Abbott is an unconscionable hypocrite. She is the very definition of a champagne socialist: Do as I say, not as I do.

Let’s hope her latest faux pas leads to her permanent expulsion from the Labour Party. It certainly should do. 

Joe Baron

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