Samuel_Roberts

Samuel_Roberts

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3 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Anna Firth: After the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I am a little worried about the National Director of the Conservative Policy Forum: Cllr Firth's feet do not seem to be fixed conservatively on the ground, but up in the air with the Greenies.
"..green-related businesses e.g e-bikes, e-scooters, wind or solar power development, eco-restaurants etc… sales of electric cars, e-bikes, and, soon to be legalized, e-scooters booming…pop-up cycling and infrastructure… cleaner, greener, and more sustainable transport… cycle contraflows systems and super-highways along with multiple charging points for e-bikes and e-scooters…"
Cllr Firth ought to remind herself about such things as the actual sales figures, cost and utility of electric vehicles, and the economic contribution of bicycling. Interesting electric-car battery life test here: https://www.caranddriver.com/features/a20915996/t.... I know someone with a spiffy Tesla (not his only car: he has a Ferrari or two) and he admits freely that despite its enormous cost, its vaunted range of 300 miles is exaggerated – more like 200 miles with average driving, hugely impractical for anything bar pottering about locally.
One wonders where the energy is coming from to feed all those electric charging points – and its means of production. When I checked just now (http://gridwatch.templar.co.uk) national demand was a smidgin under 22 gigawatts, and wind was meeting 3% of that – compared with e.g. nuclear at 23%.
As for, "Warwick District Council…. have agreed a CT referendum to create a ring-fenced Climate Action Fund," if I lived there I would be asking why a District Council is having such delusions of eco-grandeur. And Cllr Firth should lay off the sweeping predictions which might turn out to be, er, hot air: "With remote working now the norm, it is very unlikely people will return to the same work patterns" indeed. AFAICS the great majority of people are itching to get back to the work patterns they had a couple of months ago.
When Cllr Firth writes, "The benefits to the environment since lockdown have been phenomenal. The air we breathe is nearly twice as clean due to plummeting CO2 and pollution levels," it suggests that like the Greenies, she's rather a fan of lockdown – and either complacent about a rapid reversion to the 17thC, or positively in favour of it.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen James: As a st... · 0 replies · +1 points

Actually, Belgium and Spain have worse rates. Perhaps you should stay better informed, and attend evening classes in English.

12 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Stephen James: As a st... · 0 replies · +1 points

I do hope you’re not a teacher. And what “austerity”?

15 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 3) WATCH: Car... · 0 replies · +1 points

And do something robust, radical and even decisive about mass immigration? Act like Tories, grownups, patriots with joined-up thinking? That would be a first.

15 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 3) WATCH: Car... · 0 replies · +1 points

Next, the Tories start gnawing off their own extremities. You really don't like being in power and getting things done, do you.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 3) WATCH: Car... · 3 replies · +1 points

I hold no brief for the Tories, since in general the best one has been able to say about them in recent decades is that they're less bad than the other lot; but it's still rather depressing to see them beating one another with hog's bladders and being generally fratricidal. Look, Cummings is a refreshing taste of clear headedness, straight talking, intellectual strength, robust expression of personal liberty and capitalism, and a valuable bloke to have at No10. And at least half of you are trying to hound him out for something that shows he cares for family values (a Tory thing, one thought), and which really doesn't matter alongside his political qualities! It's not quite as bad as the viciously ungrateful defenestration of Thatcher - the best PM you gave us in a very long time - but it displays the same indefatigable witlessness.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Darren Grimes: In defe... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'm sure you're right. It's one reason I voted Tory in December only for the first time in 25+ years, and might never do so again.

16 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 2) The Church... · 0 replies · +1 points

I had in mind H's robust way with turbulent priests.

17 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Cummings 2) The Church... · 2 replies · +1 points

The C of E is small, insignificant, and filled with Lefties. No wonder hardly anyone goes to church. Where is Henry II when you need him...

18 hours ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Darren Grimes: In defe... · 2 replies · +1 points

I did not describe him as a “libertarian” but as a libertarian conservative: someone who’s at the libertarian end of conservative thought. There really are nuances, you know. I reject the term “centre right” since it’s weaselly and apologetic. And I see no problem with Cummings’s not being socially conservative - if indeed that is the case.