Brexit and the environment: the Telegraph gives the game away

April 16, 2017 at 12:48 pm (Beyond parody, climate change, environment, Europe, nationalism, populism, posted by JD, profiteers, Tory scum)

 A man with vote leave EU badges.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

After Brexit, Britain can be free of the EU’s restrictive green targets 

Editorial, Daily Telegraph 15 April 2017

Government sources say that the Tories will scrap the EU’s green energy targets when legislation is repatriated to Britain. This is excellent news and one of the very best reasons to have supported Brexit.

Leaving the EU must result in a more competitive economy – it would be ridiculous to swap Brussels bureaucracy for Westminster meddling.

The targets are absurd: 15 per cent of energy must be met by renewable sources by 2020, excluding even nuclear. The only way to accomplish this is via public subsidy, which, it is estimated, will cost the average household an extra £100 per year.

Renewable energy will be part of the future mix, for sure, but let it serve human need, not green ideology. Why rob the consumers only to provide them with technology that is often inefficient and unreliable?

If the Government scraps the target then it will be a victory for our campaign to cut EU red tape. That said, there is a great deal of UK red tape that needs looking at, too. The Climate Change Act 2008 was a unilateral decision to commit Britain to cutting carbon emissions by 80 per cent within five decades. It proved that the British are capable of making mistakes all by themselves.


  1. Mick said,

    “It proved that the British are capable of making mistakes all by themselves.”

    And that’s one main point of Brexit, even being pessimistic! Parliament should be the last word in ruining the country, not Brussels. The public can be rid of Tory or Labour governments, yet we have to abandon the whole structure if we want to vote away a bad EU government!

    The only people we can elect are MEPs and, unlike MPs, the real lawmakers in the EU get where they are through patronage. I thought the left didn’t like that.

  2. Jim Denham said,

    I’m thinking of doing a series of these pieces, aimed at the pro-Brexit idiot-left, entitled (after Robert Conquest) “We Told You So, You Fucking Fools”.

    • Mick said,

      That sounds interesting.

  3. Rilke said,

    In heaven’s name Jim, do not mention ‘Europe’ to semi-educated tap-room bores. They will only ever reply with tedious gibberish about ‘spaghetti’, ‘onions’, ‘cheap beer’ in ‘no Spanish please, Benidorm’, ‘Hitler’ and how ‘nice’ the UK was ‘during the war’. It is the only discourse they know. They think the Renaissance is a French car and the Reformation is an EU directive. Let the dead bury their dead.
    Right on que, here is Mick, with…? You guessed it…
    Truly comic! It could be a parody, but some how, I doubt it.

    • Mick said,

      So how did the Brexit result digest with you then, Rilke?

      • Glasgow Working Class said,

        Rike is clever with words as were Stalin, Trotsky Mao etc. Superior type of bloke that one would follow tae the end. You are not tae bad yerself Mick. Happy Easter.

      • Mick said,


        This is an interpretation of who he doesn’t like, as if at the end of a 30-man Chinese Whisper!

      • Mick said,

        And Happy Easter to you, Glasgow.

        Of course, nothing fort the Left, as it would compromise their atheism.

  4. Political Tourist said,

    Do bigots do Easter?

    • Glasgow Working Class said,

      Do they?

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