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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag 11 May 22 8.33am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Exactly easiest way to help people right now is to scrap the green element of our energy bills. People will be trying to save energy anyway due to the cost. They can always reinstate later when things have normalised.

The Greens will complain but so what. Reducing our carbon emissions is not the same as taxing people, there are other alternatives.

Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 8.31am)

Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 8.33am)

For reasonable views like that you'd probably have to get Boris a new missus.

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 May 22 9.02am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

Musk announces that he will unban Donald Trump, calling the ban 'morally incorrect'.

What he was talking about was permanent bans, which he regards as being suitable only for bots and fake accounts. Those breaking the rules would still face suspension, removal of some posts, and public warnings about others. Obvious lies and calls for insurrection would be removed.

Which could easily amount to much the same thing for someone like Trump. Stay within the rules, and no problem. Break them and you will be.

What it avoids is the creation of a martyr in the eyes of some.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 May 22 9.22am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

United Nations announces Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum and UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres have signed an agreement to ‘accelerate’ Agenda 2030.

Agenda 2030 is essentially western elites deciding that you the common people will pay for climate change - 'sustainable development' using a time table they decided on.

Just remember, you are told you can control the elites apparently. The 'mystical' elites who, if they do exist, only act in your best interests.

None of this involves your required consent.

Notice how no one in the mainstream political sphere is offering you an option against the 'green tax' where you energy bills are lowered by around 25 percent or even a slow down or reduced percent.

How is that democracy?

That's total bs.

No action, anywhere, can be taken without the legal authority of governments. Governments who we in the west elect and give consent to take decisions on our behalf.

They also, on our behalf, and with our consent, have agreed to maintain our membership of the United Nations.

The WEF brings together other stakeholders to try to identify common problems and co-ordinate action to deal with them. Climate change being the most urgent. Partnership with the UN is simply common sense.

Of course, the "common people" will "pay" for tackling climate change, just as they would "pay" for not tackling it! Ultimately, the "common people" pay for everything. It's just another way of saying "all of us".

Developing a conspiracy theory about sensible participation and co-operation at international levels to try to deal with a global problem, is crazy. It is just subsidiarity in action. If you can handle things better locally, do so. If you cannot, then you handle things together with others. As this demands worldwide action, a global co-ordination makes perfect sense.

That though doesn't mean it is done without our consent.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 May 22 9.28am Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Exactly easiest way to help people right now is to scrap the green element of our energy bills. People will be trying to save energy anyway due to the cost. They can always reinstate later when things have normalised.

The Greens will complain but so what. Reducing our carbon emissions is not the same as taxing people, there are other alternatives.

Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 8.31am)

Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 8.33am)

That would be a foolish, short-term and send the wrong message to India and China.

At times of stress like this, we need to double down on our resolve to tackle climate change, and not weaken it.

Giving help to those most affected is necessary, but not by a general withdrawal of green levies.

 

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View HKOwen's Profile HKOwen Flag Hong Kong 11 May 22 10.43am Send a Private Message to HKOwen Add HKOwen as a friend

Wrong message to India and China because the UK takes unilateral action on fuel bills, how many moons does your planet have?

In what parallel dimension do India and China give a flying feck?

 


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Look at them laugh at this.

 


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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

That would be a foolish, short-term and send the wrong message to India and China.

At times of stress like this, we need to double down on our resolve to tackle climate change, and not weaken it.

Giving help to those most affected is necessary, but not by a general withdrawal of green levies.

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You assume that taxation is the only answer to the problem. Other solutions to meet commitments are available without penalising the hard pressed public.


Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 1.33pm)

 


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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 11 May 22 7.08pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

That would be a foolish, short-term and send the wrong message to India and China.

At times of stress like this, we need to double down on our resolve to tackle climate change, and not weaken it.

Giving help to those most affected is necessary, but not by a general withdrawal of green levies.

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You assume that taxation is the only answer to the problem. Other solutions to meet commitments are available without penalising the hard pressed public.


Edited by Badger11 (11 May 2022 1.33pm)

I don't make that assumption at all. I was merely commenting on the wisdom of suspending the green elements of energy charges.

I fully accept there are other ways to assist those most impacted, although rises in taxation for certain groups (which by the way would probably include me) needs to be considered, along with a windfall tax on those who are scooping up the benefits.

 

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Originally posted by Wisbech Eagle

I don't make that assumption at all. I was merely commenting on the wisdom of suspending the green elements of energy charges.

I fully accept there are other ways to assist those most impacted, although rises in taxation for certain groups (which by the way would probably include me) needs to be considered, along with a windfall tax on those who are scooping up the benefits.

Yes the other way is not to beleive all the bulls*** and bollox about the climate 'emergency'.
But try finding a scientist with this view who hasn't been cancelled. It appears if you don't beleive its an emergency you are some sort of loon.
Tell you what, put all the carbon and damage to the planets resources caused by going electric into a box.
Then work out how long it takes to offset that number with said green living.

Well because resources and manufacturing of said green living are continuous it probably will never balance. Yes very green!
Do you know a wind turbine takes 60 years to balance the carbon emmisions used to maunufactor it. That's without repairs and maintenance. They won't last 20 years so how on earth do you square that circle?

 

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most energy bill are 25% green tax apparently. If correct with energy bills going to £300 a month upwards, suspending this punitive tax would save households £900 a year, that's an immediate saving and relief.

 


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Originally posted by HKOwen

most energy bill are 25% green tax apparently. If correct with energy bills going to £300 a month upwards, suspending this punitive tax would save households £900 a year, that's an immediate saving and relief.

Exactly my point. You can still work towards your green goals but stop punishing the public.

 


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