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What’s to be proud about Pride?


Dear Editor

Pride. The most overused, overrated, misnamed word that’s about. It’s everywhere. On everything. From flags, to pedestrian crossings, to drain covers. We can’t escape it. Whatever your sexual choice and practice, attitude, or colour and nationality – you’re ‘proud’.

Pride? What’s proud about screaming and encouraging crowds to violently attack real women? What’s proud about men invading what used to be real women’s safe spaces, toilets and changing rooms? What’s proud about constant death threats to J K Rowling, Posie Parker and the like? What’s proud about men pretending to be women blatantly cheating in what used to be female-only sports event? What’s proud about companies and organisations supporting the pridies? What’s proud about banks cancelling people who dare to challenge or even just disagree with the pride ideology? What’s proud about male sex criminals ‘changing sex’ to get easier prison time and give them even more chances to assault women? What’s proud about a generation of seriously mentally ill men openly hating all real women? What’s proud about confusing young children with gender choices?

The opposite is the actual definition. Replace the word ‘pride’ with ‘shame’. We should all be ashamed of letting the Pride Movement ever happen. And all the pridies should be ashamed about their movement.

Me? What have I got to be proud about? White, heterosexual, over 50, British. Brexit supporter. No one is proud of me. Or wants to be associated with me. I’m right at the bottom of the list. A non-person. Sooner I die the better. By my definitions I must be a far right, white supremacist, Nazi, fascist, racist transphobe.

So be it. That’s where I’ll go. And I’ll be proud.

Michael Long

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The perils of whistleblowing

Dear Editor

What do you do and where do you go to whistleblow? I believe there are large numbers of people who in recent times, largely due to the Covid scam, have become awakened. These are the ‘critical thinkers’ and they will be a representative proportion of the whole population in all walks of life.

But being critical thinkers and aware of the deep corruption all around us, they would likely doubt where is a reliable source of information. They would equally be dubious of even going to some alternative outlets for fear they might be tracked. Take for example the Canadian trucker donations where those who gave in support had their bank accounts frozen. Or look at the treatment of Julian Assange who has committed no crime. It is not even remotely unreasonable to assume you are being watched or recorded in almost every way when comments are censored, messages or emails logged, cookies can record goodness knows what and your mobile device can listen, photograph or track you without your knowledge.

Against such a backdrop of very real worry, where would do anyone go to whistleblow? Serious question. Where?

Those in the know will put two and two together and might say: ‘Hmm, very convenient the timing of Kary Mullis meeting his end’, for example. And they would know those at the top (the powers that be) think nothing of taking out presidents or toppling buildings with aeroplanes to further their dodgy agenda.

Maybe those who really ‘know stuff’ also know full well it is best keeping quiet.

Martin Grogan

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Terrified of the truth

Dear Kathy

Maybe it’s time to write an article about the sheer horror on people’s faces when they have questioned you about your views on climate change for instance, and you offer them a paper which will explain everything in more detail.

They dare not touch the paper and accuse your ‘organisation’ of printing this information so it can’t be right, and refuse to take it, touch it, read one word of it, in case the different opinion will contaminate their brain.

They step back in terror as though it were a time bomb! Maybe it is and that is why they are frightened. They can’t handle the truth.

The global propaganda about so-called ‘Covid’ and the experimental injections etc has turned people into programmed robots who can no longer think for themselves and are just waiting for the next order with which to comply.

Thank goodness for young children and young teens who are still interested in finding out new points of view.

Sylvia


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We need God the Father

Dear Editor

The Bishop of York comments that referring to God as ‘Our Father’ could be ‘problematic’ in view of some people’s negative experiences with their own fathers. 

And yet the existence of a Supreme Father who is good must be a comfort to those with bad earthly fathers. To omit any reference to God’s fatherhood would serve only to help the bad fathers, since there would be no pressure on them to do better. Rather than aspiring to higher things, they would simply be emboldened by the belief that they ‘could not help’ themselves, while good fathers would be discouraged by being lumped in with the bad.

The problem is not with the fatherhood of God but the fatherhood of men. It would not help men, women or children to ban the word ‘father’ from our prayers – we would simply be left with yet another ‘F-word’.

Ann Farmer

Essex

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Ruin – the road to Net Zero

Dear Editor

The regular press releases from Net Zero Watch should be compulsory reading for our politicians who are green behind their ears and blindly accept all the climate predictions made by those in the lucrative climate industry. Latest headlines from Net Zero Watch showing how stupid it is for the UK to pursue the green path to economic destruction whilst others do not. ‘Unsold electric cars are piling up on dealers’ lots’; ‘In China the era of Western carmakers is over’; ‘Biden’s electric vehicle push is doomed to failure, warn carmakers’; ‘This headlong rush to electric vehicles could see the wheels come off Britain’s motor industry’; ‘The EU’s Green Deal goes unfunded, expect a total collapse’; ‘Record renewables growth fails to reduce global fossil fuel share’; ‘China boosts coal production to ensure energy supply’.

Yes, the UK will reach Net Zero, because there will be no viable industry left as the UK economy crashes.

Clark Cross

Linlithgow

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Who is doing the sums?

This letter was sent to the Daily Telegraph, but not published.  

Dear Editor

You report (July 11) that the trial for hydrogen heating systems is to end, but massive investment in energy storage will be needed, if wind and solar power are to be the main sources of grid power by 2035.

We are told that ‘by 2030 wind will provide 50GW of electricity’. But since wind farms only average around 30 per cent of rated capacity, stored energy – eg in the form of H2 – would have to make up for the 70 per cent (over 200TWh) energy pa shortfall.

However, the electrolysers used to release H2 from water require over 2 units of input energy for every 1 unit out. Also the efficiency of H2 combined cycle gas turbines generating back into the grid is unlikely to be more than around 80 per cent.

All of which means that a total wind farm nameplate capacity of around 250GW – plus H2 storage – is needed to meet an average 24 x 7 grid demand of 50GW.

That’s five times the planed wind farm capacity and the government has planned for only 10GW of H2 production. That is equivalent to around 90TWh pa, compared with the grid need of over 200TWh by 2035, which does not include the demands of transport, industry and agriculture.

Who is doing the sums?

Roger J Arthur

W Sussex

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Yes, the climate is out of our control

Dear Editor

Paul Homewood’s timely exposé of climate/temperature misinformation (TCW July 7)  provided a powerful and much needed counterbalance to the endless irresponsible dramatisation of climate alarmists. Hopefully many of those who have been needlessly concerned by the recent heatwave headlines which masquerade as climate change will now recognise them as nothing more than routine weather events. Various sources however persist in feeding the narrative that ‘the entire planet sweltered to the hottest day in human record-keeping’ and that ‘the UK had the hottest June since records began in 1884’. Some scientists have even made the ludicrous claim that it was the hottest in 125,000 years. These dramatic announcements prompted the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to suggest that we are on the brink of the long-feared ‘tipping point’, stating that ‘the climate is out of control’. 

He is correct with his latter quote in the sense that although human emissions are responsible to a certain extent for a small proportion of current warming, the climate is governed by a multitude of infinitely more powerful naturally occurring factors over which we do indeed have no control or influence. The current El Niño phenomenon is just one example, but climate alarmists are already claiming that human emissions are amplifying its effects. The current climate trend is not dissimilar to the Roman and Medieval Warm Periods (250 BC-AD 450 and AD 950-1400) when the temperature change occurred on similar time scales and probably exceeded that of today. Those responsible for promoting this false narrative have wilfully ignored the fact that there have been four previously recorded higher temperature spikes in the UK dating back to 1676. It is also conveniently ignored that much of today’s temperature data is skewed due to the ‘urban heat island effect’ of inappropriately sited weather recording stations.

Neil J Bryce

Kelso

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Welcome back, Mark Steyn

Dear Editor

My quality of life dipped when Mark Steyn left British television. It seems he was very ill, and when he showed no sign of coming back to GB News I wondered if he’d had to retire from television. Apparently he decided not to come back on the terms being offered. I missed not just Mark but the cast of characters who were on the show each week and who didn’t turn up on any other show on the station.

I’ve only just got round to checking up on what Mark is doing, and am delighted to find he’s fit enough to broadcast, and is doing a programme four nights a week like he used to. I regret I won’t be able to watch all the output for health reasons, but have just watched the whole of the latest episode.

Christopher Haines

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