Economic Suicide postponed…and UKIP saves the day!

Posted: January 26, 2015 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Excellent job! UKIP crucial in defeating EU economic suicide pact. Well done Roger Halmer and David Coburn!

Roger Helmer MEP


A typical EU Parliament Committee meeting

Just a couple of days ago I wrote about the disaster of European energy policy, which is creating “an Industrial Massacre in Europe” (former Commissioner Antonio Tajani).  It is driving jobs and investment and industry — and emissions — out of Europe altogether.  Often they go to jurisdictions with lower environmental standards, so we may also be increasing global emissions as we undermine EU competitiveness.

In steel, and aluminium, and petroleum refining, and glass, and chemicals, and cement, plants are closing and hundreds of thousands — maybe millions — of jobs are being lost across Europe. And this is the result not of bad luck, or an act of fate, but as a direct consequence of deliberate policy decisions which have forced up the price of energy.

I described how a new proposal for a “Market Stability Reserve” attached to the ETS was deliberately…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    ‘at least we have more time for the Green Taliban to see the error of its ways’

    Industry and the public being squeezed by sky-high energy costs is not a problem for them. Or at least they don’t think it is, but if they start getting some of the blame for the dire state of debt-ridden shrinking national economies and increasing poverty of citizens, it will be.

    Example: Spain. ‘The cost del sol: Sustainable energy meets unsustainable costs’

    Footnote: UKIP passes the Bashir parcel to the Tories

  2. dscott says:

    Mortuaries overflowing as freezing weather causes rise in deaths

    Earlier this month Age UK warned one older person could die every seven minutes from the cold this winter

    The fruits of green greed. Wind generator subsidies are the price of people freezing to death.

  3. tom0mason says:

    But you can aready hear those Sir Humphrey Applebys of all the governments saying –

    “Therefore and to that end I recommend that we set up intergovermental and interdepartmental committees with fairly broad terms of references so that at the end of the day we’ll be in the position to think through the various possible implications and eventually arrive at a decision based on longer-term considerations rather than rush prematurely into precipitate and probably ill-conceived action which might well have many unforeseen repercussions.”

  4. M Simon says:

    Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as “bad luck.” Robert A. Heinlein

  5. winter37 says:

    Cameron and Davey,the deadly duo.

  6. Richard111 says:

    Don’t know where to put this so trying here as this is politics. Have just become aware of this site
    Don’t know what to make of the mans CV but I do remember Heath and his boat and the arguments about the common market. I feel if this claim is true it should be explained to the people of Britain.