Saturday, 7 June 2008

EU 'Green' Plans Add £300 To Motoring

Brussels wants new eco-tyres, tyre-pressure equipment, and electronic stability control to come standard on new cars potentially adding £300 to the cost of a new car. The demands to manufacturers are part of EU plans that the motor industry cut its carbon emissions to an average of 120 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
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These ideas are all good and well but in the current costly climate for motorists they are just an additional burden. The EU would do well to its beak elsewhere. National governments should consider these features and implement low-tax incentives if they seriously intend to influence consumer and motorist choices to adopt greener behaviours. As always with European demands and Labour's implementation we are given the stick and not the carrot. The incentives must be there to encourage the purchase of greener cars rather than yet another stealth tax wrapped up as a 'green' tax.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

A Heavy Price Dithering Over Energy

Gordon Brown spoke of the UK's need to increase its nuclear power capacity by building plants in new locations. Addressing oil executives in Aberdeen, at a time when energy prices are soaring, Mr Brown said: "We want to do more to diversify our supply of energy and that's why I think we are pretty clear that we will have to do more than simply replace existing nuclear capability in Britain. We will be more ambitious for our plans for nuclear in the future."
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This is a damning testament of the high cost resulting from Labour's dithering. They have had over 10 years to prevent the current problem with our ageing energy supply and the burdening costs to the public. Sweet-talking the oil and gas industries to increase production will have very little effect on supplies nor prices. It will take years to build new power stations and they are only talking of proposals now!

Sunday, 25 May 2008

Iran Paid Iraq Insurgents To Kill British Troops

The Mahdi Army (Jaish al-Mahdi), one of the most violent insurgent groups operating in Iraq, used money from Iran to recruit and pay drug addicted and unemployed men according to a leaked government document.
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Back in February, US military staff reported that the highest levels of Iran's government are involved in aid to Iraqi militants. President Bush had ordered the capture or killing of all Iranian agents within Iraq, but this news heightens the necessity for action against Tehran. Political opponents argue that these reports are an exaggerated pretext for war, or to justify new military action. In reality it justifies the need to protect coalition troops and preserve our commitment to Iraq.

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Eco-towns To Make Hundreds Of Millions

Opposition MPs have discovered the Government's desire to maximise revenue from the sale of Ministry of Defence land is behind the choice of locations for 200,000 eco-homes.
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This government, despite all of its language on climate change, has failed to represent the British countryside or support its conservation. The Labour party traditionally views the rural population as class enemies; therefore we see an absence of empathy for the value of the British countryside. The very fact that the government are selling off more MoD land, to replenish our empty coffers, adds more weight to accusations of down-sizing our armed forces.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Criminal Paid To Leave UK Returns Next Day

Hakim Benmakhlouf, an Algerian thief preying on tourists and hotel residents was paid £3,000 by the Government to leave Britain returned the next day to continue stealing, a court has heard.
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This news report, although not surprising, really does illustrate the absurd Euro-socialist mess we find ourselves in. Labour's Britain truly is the softest touch in the world when it comes to 'crime and the causes of crime'. Whether these criminals are foreign born or home grown; what do we have to do before we see more robust measures?

Israeli Warplanes Intercept Tony Blair's Plane

Blair Force One was within only minutes of being shot down, after failing to identify itself as friendly aircraft, on way to investment conference in Bethlehem.
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An apparent radio malfunction. Could there be more than meets the eye with this story? Judging Blair on his past record for spin and publicity, the internet is buzzing discussing this as an attempt to gain favour with the Middle East.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Fathers Are Irrelevant Say MPs

In a 'free' vote, Government plans effectively declared fathers an irrelevance in modern Britain. Driving a nail into the coffin of the traditional family, MPs voted 292 to 217 to put the selfish interests of "consumers" wanting fertility treatment ahead of the welfare of children.
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This is absolute lunacy! It is not a 'right' to have a child nor are children commodities to be owned or traded. It is a curious notion that in some way opposing this move is denying human rights to gays and lesbians. Whatever happened to the right of the child coming first? In creating a child, the father can be written out of the equation once the biological necessity has been supplied. By doing so is to deceive the child as is what the law intends to do; it will be possible for two people of the same sex to be registered as parents on a birth certificate.