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Your debate with the ‘Philosophy’ chap the other week was a real gem. It brought out, in one place, the other side’s oft-repeated stupid, moronic arguments, which you superbly countered with logic and common sense. And where you missed a key blow (understandable, of course in the heat of the texting), the army of your followers superbly chimed in underneath in the comments.
I have committed all your comments and the other ones by readers to memory to floor any sheep I meet. One of the sheep’s stupidest and oft-repeated statements is ‘Oh, they did not know at the time what they were dealing with. So, they did their best.’
Demonstrably proven as hogwash.
Keep up the great work.
Let it snow
Oh how I hate the weather being clement for a week or so for fear that someone will tell me it’s down to global warming. Never mind that it’s June. There’s always something to complain about in the climate change world.
Advice for climate activists
The climate activists demonstrating in the UK include Animal Rising, Extinction Rebellion, Tyre Extinguishers, Affordable Energy, Insulate Britain, Just Stop Oil, Animal Rebellion, The Fridays for Future Movement, Last Generation, Scientist Rebellion, Republic, This is Rigged and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. They claim to have hundreds of thousands of supporters. Since the majority of them are young they can ensure UK Net Zero 2050 by refusing to have children. After all, people cause greenhouse gases; the UK population today is 67million and will be 77million by 2050 unless our eco-groups act rather than demonstrate. They could also pledge never to travel in a petrol/diesel vehicle, turn off their gas supply, no foreign holidays, no mobile phones and electrical goods and never attend music festivals or sporting events. UK Net Zero 2050 achieved. The rest of the world?
Then and now
About 30 years ago Harry Enfield created the character of Miles Cholmondley-Warner to highlight the outdated attitudes of a century ago. The real Mr C-Ws would expect to earn enough to provide for their wife and children. Now we are more progressive and women are expected to go out to work. In 1939, Mr C-W and possibly his son would expect to go away to fight. Now we realise the correct thing would have been for Mr C-W and son to take themselves off to a place of safety, leaving the women, children and elderly to fend for themselves. Mr C-W would be surprised to find hotels (to which he saved up all year to take his family on holiday) are now (quite rightly) full of young men fleeing France. The awful Mr C-W might remark to Beryl, ‘You look stunning in that bathing-dress’, little realising he had probably traumatised the poor woman for life. Nowadays thankfully we know better. Wouldn’t Mr C-W be surprised to see his great-granddaughters coming out in support of their trans-sisters? I think if Mr C-W had found a naked man in a woman’s public changing room he would have given ‘her’ a ‘bloody nose’. Thank goodness we live in the twenty-first century.
Starmer’s scorched earth policy
We are already over-dependent on foreign gas supplies due to the premature closure of many coal-fired power stations. But Sir Keir Starmer is not satisfied with the looming risks of power cuts and fuel poverty resulting from that. No, he wants to see our North Sea oil production with its associated gas output emasculated.
That looks more like a scorched earth strategy than a serious policy proposal. He is clearly relying on Just Stop Oil voters to put him into No 10!
Roger J Arthur