Quote of the Week: 'We’ve got to get rid of all this green crap.'


An about-face of epic proportions. You’ll never guess who said this:

David Cameron has ordered ministers to ditch the ‘green crap’ blamed for driving up energy bills and making business uncompetitive, it is claimed. The Prime Minister, who once pledged to lead the ‘greenest government ever’, has publicly promised to ‘roll back’ green taxes, which add more than £110 a year to average fuel bills.

But a senior Tory source said Mr Cameron’s message in private is far blunter. The source said: ‘He’s telling everyone, “We’ve got to get rid of all this green crap.” He’s absolutely focused on it.’ Tory high command has also privately abandoned Mr Cameron’s pre-election mantra ‘vote blue, go green’. ‘It’s vote blue, get real, now – and woe betide anyone who doesn’t get the memo,’ the source said. Downing Street denied the claims and said: “We do not recognise this at all.”-–Daily Mail, 21 November 2013


No. 10 is tellingly refusing to deny the report in today’s Sun that David Cameron has ordered aides to “get rid of all the green crap”. A Downing Street spokesman merely stated that “we do not recognise this at all” (a classic non-denial denial). In reference to the environmental levies imposed on fuel bills, a Tory source earlier claimed of Cameron: “He’s telling everyone, ‘We’ve got to get rid of all this green crap.’ He’s absolutely focused on it.” The source added: “It’s vote blue, get real, now – and woe betide anyone who doesn’t get the memo.” –George Eaton, New Statesman, 21 November 2013

h/t to Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF

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Ken Hall
November 21, 2013 8:43 am

I know what I believe about this story and it is what Downing Street said. Downing Street denied the claims and said: “We do not recognise this at all.”

November 21, 2013 8:44 am

I’d like to know how the PM intends to deal with Ed Davey, the personification of green crap.

Jimmy Haigh
November 21, 2013 8:44 am

Couldn’t agree more David!

November 21, 2013 8:45 am

I don’t think this was ever in his plan, but it’s got politically unavoidable. Energy companies are raising prices between 4-10%, way above inflation. Those raising by 4% are saying they’ll raise further if the green taxes aren’t removed, and those raising 10% are saying they’ll reverse some of the rise if the green taxes are removed. Once the PM said in parliament that the price rises were mostly due to green taxes introduced by the former Labour government, he’d pretty much painted himself into a corner.

Doug Proctor
November 21, 2013 8:51 am

The business in Warsaw of getting the developed world to pay for prior releases of CO2 – i.e. the United States of America, Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Australia – is a logical conclusion because CAGW “threatens” the future world. How would Al Gore respond to this?
An interesting situation, this is. Al Gore gets a Nobel prize for alerting the world to the coming thermeggedon, and sets the stage for the US to give billions of American taxpayers’s money to corrupt and ineffective foreign governments in a global governance scheme. If Gore had become President, would he be supporting such a move?
Wouldn’t that make an interesting question to ask Al. In public. (As if you could.)

November 21, 2013 8:51 am

This utter nonsense is completely out of hand, i am sure ANY rational human being can see this is 100% GRAP.
By all means if people want to wander off into the scrub, and build mud brick “off the grid” igloos, as long as it doesn’t impinge on my lifestyle, knock yourself out – but leave the rest of us and our taxes alone.

November 21, 2013 8:51 am

Ken Hall: “denied the claims and said: “We do not recognise this at all.””
‘Denied the claims and said…’ or ‘Denied the claims by saying‘?

November 21, 2013 8:54 am

Call it a green trial balloon.

November 21, 2013 8:54 am

I took that to mean he wanted to remove as a break out item the costs of green inclusions in any new programs – rather like “hide the decline”, he would like to hide the expense of green policies.

November 21, 2013 9:01 am

Camoron is just like most MPs in the UK; you can’t trust anything they say. Six Labour MPs were found to be criminals over their fraudulent expenses claims (and two of them were Members of Her Majesty’s last Government). They’ll say anything to remain in power, or in their cushy jobs leading to a knighthood or even better, getting on the EU gravy train.

November 21, 2013 9:05 am

“There, members of the European Parliament, along with representatives from the U.S., Italy, Sweden, Hungary, and Poland formally signed the “Warsaw Declaration” calling on the UN to discontinue work on a new treaty until a genuine “scientific consensus is reached on the phenomenon of so-called global warming.” / CFACT Nov 12 2013
Is there a document on the web showing the names of the persons and their representation?
I am specially interested in the Swedes.
I asked on the contact form for CFACT and Whatsupwiththat, but no answer.

Tom Jones
November 21, 2013 9:10 am

To judge the meaning of this story, look at this BBC take:
Mr. Cameron has gotten the bill, or more correctly, has seen the bill that the electorate is getting. Oddly, he wants to continue in office.

John F. Hultquist
November 21, 2013 9:18 am

We do not . . .
Is this a use of imperial we?
Does David Cameron (who’s he) have authority to use the imperial we?
Maybe it is a literal statement from a bunch of scribes in the front hall?
The custodial staff?

November 21, 2013 9:22 am

I repeat my idea. Surely the time is coming when a politician who matters WANTS to believe that CAGW is a hoax.

November 21, 2013 9:30 am

My first reaction to this story was “nice legs.”
My second reaction was that Cameron now realizes there are more votes in providing cheaper energy than in being seen as an environmentalist, which a conservative leader is never going to get credit for anyway.

November 21, 2013 9:31 am

the issue here is all about public understanding.
green is good – I have no problem with trying to be as green as possible. Most normal people would agree with this general sentiment, especially if things are put into context correctly. But half the problem is that green is often actually NOT good! The raping of the planet for special materials for wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, loss of food production for biofuels, etc, etc.
As per usual, what the politicos have done is get it all ar$e backwards by not explaining how much being green actually costs (us, the public, I mean). And I don’t mean in ‘simple’ monetary terms.
The REAL cost of many ‘green’ things is actually increased wastage, energy use in production, etc, etc – resulting in a net ‘Green Value’ loss !
I would like to see all the green idea(l)s being properly explained – IN FULL – from start to finish, environmentally audited, if you will – such that people can make INFORMED opinion and judgement on the merits of such things. Without this correct information, all the tree huggers are spouting is idealism and impractical, costly, and fundementally environmentally flawed policy. In this context, it would indeed be worth getting rid of the green ‘crap’ !!

more soylent green1
November 21, 2013 9:33 am

Here in the USA, our current administration’s plans to deal with America’s most significant economic problem — American’s have it better than most everyone else and we consume more than our fair share — continues apace. Give it a few years and we will have hobbled our economy so badly that our per capita income and consumption falls to third-world status.

G. Karst
November 21, 2013 9:35 am

dp says:
November 21, 2013 at 8:54 am
I took that to mean he wanted to remove as a break out item the costs of green inclusions in any new programs – rather like “hide the decline”, he would like to hide the expense of green policies.

I hope your right!
When people realize, what it is costing each of us, for a virtual gain, of the “warm & fuzzy” green feeling and a feeling that we are doing something when we are, in fact, not… they may decide such personal extravagance… excessively expensive. One can always hope. GK

November 21, 2013 9:39 am

“Ken Hall says: November 21, 2013 at 8:43 am
I know what I believe about this story and it is what Downing Street said. Downing Street denied the claims and said: “We do not recognise this at all.”

– Naive conception of how British politics works. Remember after the election Eco-scam Cam also said “This will be the greenest gov ever”
.. and his father-in-law gets £1000/day windfarm subsidy.
– If he does actually the evacuate all the greencrap then they whole country will feel all the better for it.

November 21, 2013 9:41 am

G. Karst – he has no intention of removing the expense, only the reporting of it. In the US we call that a hidden tax.

November 21, 2013 9:43 am

How Green Was My Value

November 21, 2013 9:47 am

Delingpole has a different view (as do I):
‘This, remember, is still an administration committed to wasting billions on the Navitus Bay and Atlantic Array offshore wind farms; to wiping out mid-Wales and Shropshire with pylons; to lay waste to our countryside with more wind turbines; to rolling out shale gas at a pace so slow it won’t be at least a decade before we see any benefits; to paying massively over the odds to the French and the Chinese for outdated nuclear technology.’

November 21, 2013 9:49 am

On September 27 2013 Nick Butler wrote on his blog in Finacial Times
“Those who seriously question this view are now reduced by their sheer weight of the evidence in the new Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change report to the level of the eccentrics who maintained that the earth was flat long after the reality had benn proved”

November 21, 2013 9:57 am

On November 21 2013 chris produced a testimonial from Nick Butler about the testimonials of a bureaucracy regarding the testimonials of scientists about the experiments they testify have been performed.

November 21, 2013 9:59 am

The EU commission will tell him where he can stick it. And give him another million illegal immigrants. (“Refugees” in EU media speak)

lurker, passing through laughing
November 21, 2013 10:03 am

Canada, Australia, Japan……the UK? Who would have thought it possible?
The US EPA putting limits on the ethanol scam……could rational energy and enviro policies be far behind?
If Keystone gets green lighted, finally, and if windmill schemes in the US are held to account for the ravages they do to birds and bats and lanscape, we might see some real improvements.

November 21, 2013 10:03 am

Chris – I recommend that you read Climate Models Fail by Bob Tisdale. Almost the entire IPCC report is based on the failing climate models. As Tisdale points out in detail, ocean temperatures and their natural cycles are the dominant drivers of climate change…..not humanity. Since the climate models can not predict the changes in ocean temperatures, they fail at the rest of their task. Yet the IPCC continues to use their projections to justify their pronouncements.
If Cameron read Tisdale, the insistence on putting Britain into energy poverty would go away. Let’s hope he does.

November 21, 2013 10:05 am

Jim Cripwell says:
November 21, 2013 at 9:22 am
some politicians maybe want to believe it is a hoax, but some already actually believe it is a con. Which actually was the word Cameron used too in the parliament and was called to order by Speaker.

November 21, 2013 10:09 am

tumetuestumefaisdubien1 says:
November 21, 2013 at 10:05 am
“some politicians maybe want to believe it is a hoax, but some already actually believe it is a con. ”
They don’t believe it; they know it, as every bloc party in the EU has members at GLOBE international.

Peter Miller
November 21, 2013 10:28 am

I cannot believe Cameron has come right in both senses of the word.
He is going to be in the dog box with:
1. His wife Samantha, who is a bolts-in-the-side-of-the-head-greenie,
2. His father in law, who makes $500,000/year in subsidies on his wind farm, and
3. Ed Davey, the UK’s environment minister, who apart from his many other shortcomings, is the definition of the word ‘ecoloon’.
Bottom line: I don’t believe this is real, but rather it is just another of Cameron’s empty promises, like having a vote on ratifying the Lisbon Treaty for the European Union.

Frank K.
November 21, 2013 10:30 am

Being “green” has ALWAYS been about the money – either eco taxes, “research” grants, or public funding of green tech boondoggles. This is why most greens are hypocrites.
The best way to deal with the “greens” of the world is to point out their selfishness and hypocrisy and make them as UNPOPULAR in the public eye as possible. This is already happening, I believe…

November 21, 2013 10:33 am

If only the story had Kate’s pair of legs shown on the left…

November 21, 2013 10:37 am

“every bloc party in the EU has members at GLOBE international.”
I did not know about this organization. They were created in 1989 or so and were trying to reduce CO2 before any evidence was available to confirm its postulated catastrophic heating ability. Now that there is no evidence whatsoever.. maybe a 0.5 C rise for a doubling.. what do they do for an encore?
In general, I agree with them on the merits of reducing energy consumption through conservation measures, specifially oil. We have basically hit the wall on oil production(73 mm bbls/day), despite the price rising from $25 to $100. Fracking might hold off the decline for a while, but only Iraq and maybe Iran can really increase outputs.
CO2 was a convenient bandwagon for all sorts of agendas.. some good, some bad.

November 21, 2013 10:39 am

Now what do we do with all of these worthless windmills?

Bugs Man
November 21, 2013 10:40 am

Joining in late, so apologies if this has been mooted before. It’s been a very long day…….. not enough time to read all comments.
Interpretation 1: “Abandon green policies” IN YOUR DREAMS.
They are EU mandated, but the UK could temper the CO2 emissions targets and then totally bugger the Treasury’s projected tax take over the next 2 years.
Interpretation 2: “Drop all references to statutory price hikes, Keep Calm & Carry On” – HIGHLY PROBABLE.
Interpretation 3: “Warsaw’s a bust. Germany, Canada, Australia & Japan have back-tracked. GW is ‘static’. SO, all we can do is drop all references to green statutory price hikes for now and blame suppliers. After the 2015 election you lot then oppose everything the new minority Labour Gov proposes as I’ll be off! Good luck sucking up to UKIP”.

November 21, 2013 10:45 am

RichieP says:
November 21, 2013 at 9:47 am “Delingpole has a different view (as do I):
‘This, remember, is still an administration committed to wasting billions on the Navitus Bay and Atlantic Array offshore wind farms; to wiping out mid-Wales and Shropshire with pylons; to lay waste to our countryside with more wind turbines; …”

“Strike prices” for on- and offshore worthless wind turbines are double and triple current rates.
“Wish you were here.” Panoramic postcard (:

November 21, 2013 10:49 am

I think that this is a significant comment. We need someone high up to say what the rest of us have been thinking and saying for a long time. I think that this is a vote winner,please let it be so.

November 21, 2013 10:55 am

No politician can or will ever roll back Green taxes. AFAIK there has never been any occasion where a tax, once introduced, has ever been ‘recalled’ – best case would be a shifting of Green taxes into the General taxation stream so the funds are guaranteed to the Government AND they can be further increased but with less exposure to public criticism.

November 21, 2013 11:06 am

An investigative report on the IPCC has been published by Canadian investigative journalist Donna Laframboise. The book is called “The Delinquent Teenager Who was Mistaken for a Climate Scientist”; she has also written a follow-up book called “Into the Dustbin”, primarily focusing on the Chair of the IPCC, Rajendra Pachauri, whom she easily proves is a long-time activist. Both books are eye-opening, and transparent.

November 21, 2013 11:15 am

I have been arguing against Nick Butler on his blog several times. (motvikten)
I have been arguing aginst the climate change hype longer than most people. (since 1998)
I pionted to Nick Butler wishing that some of you might join me and comment on his blog. I don’t think that people interested in energy conversion and environment reading NB follow this blog.
The Financial Times is as bad as The Guardian when it comes to “green power”

November 21, 2013 11:18 am

Yes, that is, the so called British Government is crap. It is ruled by the EUSSR. Get rid of this government and the crap EUSSR. By any means available, even war. For our freedom we must fight.

November 21, 2013 11:21 am

Where did my post go?
[Reply: It was in the spam bin. Rescued & posted now. Next time, please give us more than 3 minutes. — mod.]

adrian smits
November 21, 2013 11:28 am

First the Assies then the Japs and now the Brits! It is starting to look like the dam has broken.

Joe Public
November 21, 2013 11:31 am

To get rid of the green crap, Cameron must first get rid of the yellow crap. [For our transatlantic cousins, they’re the Lib-Dem ‘partners’ in the coalition government; the tail that wags the environmental dog.]

Stephanie Clague
November 21, 2013 11:36 am

At first glance it looks plausible doesnt it? And then you realise that Cameron is not exactly known for his scepticism, on the other hand his green credentials are impeccable. An unknown source supposedly overhears a conversation with a 3rd party? This looks like a simple spin trick designed to give the illusion that Dave is having 2nd thoughts about the man made global arming fraud, but the facts dont support that do they? He is utterly determined to support the building of thousands more useless windmills, he supports the insane climate change act and its equally insanely expensive and damaging successor making its way through whats laughably called a parliament. Dave is a s green as ever, what he is is desperate after looking at his poll ratings.

Bob Greene
November 21, 2013 11:43 am

this should be judged by the beginning of the disappearance of the GC. What is the appropriate time for the judgement?

November 21, 2013 11:45 am

“Cameron’s principles swivel on a sixpence” says WUWT commenter Stephanie Clague (: Tim Aker adds:
The revelation that David Cameron is now rallying against the “green crap” that he made a hallmark of his Tory leadership a few years ago is a sign that Cameron will “swivel his principles on a sixpence” for electoral gain, according to UKIP Spokesman Tim Aker.
“Despite the rhetoric, he is all in favour of EU renewable policies and carbon emission targets. He supports a £18bn per year Climate Change Act that does great harm to British business and drives up energy bills for working people.
“His government has done nothing to stop the EU’s forced closure of our coal fired power stations in 2015. He has seen the energy crisis coming and no amount of hot air is going to hide the fact the Coalition is as complicit in energy policy failures as the previous Labour government. As is normal with David Cameron, it’s always all talk and no action.”

Mac the Knife
November 21, 2013 11:53 am

The quote may or may not prove to be true, but I think this story has ‘legs’…..

November 21, 2013 11:57 am

The UK would certainly benefit from a Green Enema – to get rid of the crap. But Cameron is not the man to do it. Neither has he the authority – even as, surprisingly, the PM – to do so. His Quisling fellow-travellers in the coalition will make sure of that. They are the chosen ones; the ones who don’t need to count the cost: we are the ones who shall pay.
However, given a choice, my location for the delivery of a Green Enema would be right up Clegg’s – ah, so whole-some, this blog…..

November 21, 2013 12:21 pm

This is a story based on a Daily Mail article – never believe anything in the Daily Mail

November 21, 2013 12:39 pm

Actions speak louder than words. If he starts saying, “If you elect my party again…”, I’d call it hype. He’s in power now, he can prove something now – not after the next election. Pulling out of the EU would be a good start.

Man Bearpig
November 21, 2013 12:41 pm

At last a prime minister that has seen the world of green crap. Welcome to the real world Mr Cameron. You will get my vote if you follow through, at the moment UKIP are number one on my list.

M Courtney
November 21, 2013 12:43 pm

So now Dodgy Dave can soothe the furrowed brows of those who care about fuel poverty while denying he ever said such a thing – calm down greenies he’s one of you too.
Look, this is spin. The words of Davis Cameron mean nothing. He promised a referendum on EU membership before the last election but now he has re-promised for after the next one.
Look at what he does. Is Ed Davey still the UK’s environment minister?
So this is just a spinmeister’s deception.

M Courtney
November 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Blimy, Man Bearpig.
I thought my support for Ed Miliband was overly compromising.
But at least I didn’t fall for any dog-whistle as feeble as this.

November 21, 2013 12:51 pm

Dave’s done this before – in the last election he fooled a lot of right wing voters by getting his network to tell them he had a “secret agenda”, that all the eco-freakery and soft liberalism was just for show, to woo the centrist voters. Of course, this all turned out to be a fib.

November 21, 2013 1:01 pm
Larry Butler
November 21, 2013 1:12 pm

Hurray! I’ve already gone out to the boiler room and added 4 shovels of soft bituminous to the boiler. We’ll have to leave all the lights on and run the hot water all night so the overpressure valve wooshing doesn’t keep the neighbors up all night…(c;]

November 21, 2013 1:53 pm

Ed Davey IS the green crap!

November 21, 2013 1:55 pm

Some of you have referred to UKIP. You’re absolutely right. Current polls show they’re at 17% of British voters, up more than 4 per cent in less than a month. The party’s showing in the municipal elections was extremely strong, taking a load of seats away from Tories even in traditional strongholds. At 17%, UKIP thus constitutes an existential threat to the Conservatives.
Think it can’t happen? In less than five years, the Progressive Conservatives in Canada in two elections went from more than 200 seats in 1987 to two in 1992. The party itself finally disapeared less than 10 years later when it was taken over by Reform to become the Conservative Party of Canada, a different animal entirely.
Of course Cameron is worried. His entire base is melting away underneath him, so it’s no surprise that stuff like this gets leaked. It’s standard procedure in politics. The only question is are the voters silly enough to believe him, again, while idiots like Ed Davey are still holding down the key government posts.
As for the voters, the issue becomes very simple. Why vote for faux Conservatives when you can vote for the real thing? Somewhere, Nigel Farage is laughing.

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm

Me thinks people are going to get so so angry they will want to lynch anybody who mentions AGW in a year or so. It will become a worldwide phenomenom ALL of Europe ALL USA Russia etc
If I was anyway involved in the opening scandal I would GET OUT NOW. LOL

Leo Smith
November 21, 2013 2:43 pm

“Now what do we do with all of these worthless windmills?”
‘Affordable housing’ for ‘Romanian immigrants’?
I’ll get my coat.,..

Richard M
November 21, 2013 2:45 pm

I suspect this is testing the waters. Throw it out there and see what the reaction is. If it is positive then something real might happen. If it is negative then he never said it.

Mr Green Genes
November 21, 2013 3:10 pm

Cameron is a proven liar so there is unlikely to be any truth in this.
Tragically, the leader of the opposition, Milliband, is at least as bad. He is, as I will never tire of reminding people, the architect of the most expensive piece of legislation ever to pass into law in the UK – the Climate Change Act, which all but five MPs supported.

M Courtney
November 21, 2013 3:21 pm

Mr Green Genes says at November 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm..
True Ed Miliband pushed through a piece of legislation that got near unanimous support from the House of Commons.
But does that mean he is committed to the cause? If he thought a tough fight then yeah, he is obviously a zealot. But if he didn’t.
He took an easy win so he may well be a cynical career politician looking for an achievement for the record books.
And we know Ed is a career politician. So why tie him to being “Hug a Husky 2”?
Give him the chance and he will cynically charge at the windmills… if he think the votes are there.
Don’t force him to commit to the Green.

November 21, 2013 3:28 pm

How about ‘We’ve got to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period’? An Mann managed it for a while.

November 21, 2013 3:37 pm

David Cameron is smacking head first with reality. High energy bills are a vote loser. Dead Conservative voters are vote losers too.

2013 Headlines
[UK] “

Excess winter mortality

2012 to 2013″

Energy bills: As prices rise for winter

, is it really worth switching and where are the best fixed rate deals?”

US’s cheap energy pricing out UK industry

America’s shale gas boom allows it to offer low energy prices to power-intensive industries as

cost climbs in Europe


Germany is seeing the light and has increased its coal use. It is not going completely to plan I think. Give it a few more years, they have to get smacked on the head a few times yet. Reality is sometimes like that.

November 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Put University of East Anglia on a rigorous tuition basis.

November 21, 2013 4:27 pm

This is just another blatant attempt to steal UKIP’s clothes. Unless British people see action on the scale of what Tony Abbott has done in Australia, then it is all empty rhetoric. UKIP need to hammer home this point at every opportunity. Why wait until the elections?
There is still 18 months to the UK elections. I just hope UKIP don’t end up peaking too soon. Neil Kinnock, anyone?

Chad Wozniak
November 21, 2013 4:50 pm

Proctor –
Der Fuehrer is supporting giving away the store to third world kleptocrats, so it’s safe to assume Bloody Mess would also if he had become president..

November 21, 2013 4:57 pm

Chris says:
November 21, 2013 at 11:15 am
“The Financial Times is as bad as The Guardian when it comes to “green power””
Financial Times Deutschland was so far out left in the end that even its host organism Hamburg rejected it. Imagine NYC run by the Khmer Rouge and you get Hamburg; and still.

Chad Wozniak
November 21, 2013 5:10 pm

@Leo Smith –
Tear the windmills down, and make the “investors” in them pay for the demolition and the restoration of the land around them,.

November 21, 2013 5:54 pm

“Downing Street denied the claims…”
The basic principle is “never believe anything until it has been officially denied”. That looks like a pretty official denial.

November 21, 2013 7:24 pm

Arrrrrrrrhhhhhhh. Had to scream, attended one of al benedict arnold gore’s “climate reality
Gw talk. 100% propagada 0% reality. Jumped out of my chair screaming when he compared deniers to
People who denied Tobacco causes cancer. Never mentioned the reality that gore owned a tobacco farm or the fact that part of his business is wind farm efficiency. ( I didn ‘t know this at the time ,luckily, could be writing this from a jail cell.

November 21, 2013 10:39 pm

jimmithe_dalek says:
November 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm
This is a story based on a Daily Mail article – never believe anything in the Daily Mail

The Daily Mail’s investigations are defended in chapter 16 of the 2nd edition of Investigative Journalism. ed. by Hugo de Burgh.

Mr Green Genes
November 22, 2013 1:26 am

M Courtney says:
November 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Let’s not fall out about UK politics on a US science website!! I think we’ve established that they’re both career politicians (along with “I agree with” Nick of course) so I can easily accept their equal culpability.

Chris Wright
November 22, 2013 2:51 am

It’s a step in the right direction. I would have been a life-long Conservative voter, but no longer. I’m a UKIP man now, and proud of it.
But I would like to return to the fold. However, I will never vote for a party whose policies are designed to push up the cost of energy. I regard it as not only mind-numbingly wrong, but immoral as well.
Before I will even consider voting Conservative they will have to stop subsiding wind farms and scrap the Climate Change Bill.
I’m not holding my breath….

November 22, 2013 4:02 am

I don’t believe for one minute that David Cameron said that. David Cameron is a conservative in name only, he has demonstrated time and time again that he loves the green agenda. He walks the walk of the greenie, he’s hopeless.

November 22, 2013 4:24 am

If, and that is a BIG “IF”, Cameron said this (Don’t believe it for a minute), then view it as some sort of diversionary policy. His trip to Sri Lanka etc, he’s not about to back down from this boondoggle, given family “interests” in “green energy”. When is the next UK election?

November 22, 2013 8:29 am

Chris Wright says:
November 22, 2013 at 2:51 am
But I would like to return to the fold. However, I will never vote for a party whose policies are designed to push up the cost of energy. I regard it as not only mind-numbingly wrong, but immoral as well.
Before I will even consider voting Conservative they will have to stop subsiding wind farms and scrap the Climate Change Bill.
I’m not holding my breath….

If there’s a very cold winter in the UK this year, followed by a drop in the GASTA, and a continuing decline in Tory polling numbers and an increase in UKIP’s numbers, perhaps the Tories will depose Cameron.

November 22, 2013 8:31 am

PS: What unprincipled fools the Tories were to oppose the instant runoff referendum. Now the UKIP’s popularity will put Labour first past the post.

William Astley
November 22, 2013 10:49 am

It appears David Cameron is an intelligent consensus patriot who understands deficit spending eventually leads to currency collapse, very high unemployment, and riots, as has been demonstrated by every country that has tried deficit financing to postpone the politically more difficult balanced budget.
The UK is spending more than it takes in tax revenue and has reached the limit of deficit spending. The UK has the highest total debit (private and government) as a percent of the GDP (400%) of any of the major developed countries. The UK government debit is 89% of the GDP (70% is the maximum limit based on past experience if interest rates rise). The UK is currently running a yearly deficit of 6.2% of GDP as compared to the highest recommended 3%. (The US yearly deficit is 9.3% before the ‘Affordable Care Act’ deficits kick in, Ha Ha Ha)
Higher energy prices are a type of taxation on the public and on industry which makes local industry less competitive and leaves less money for the government to tax. There are only so many pieces in the pie.
Spending money are green scams that will tripled the cost of electricity – Germany is the post child example where the cost of electricity is three times that of the US – and will result in almost no significant reduction in world CO2 emission if the CO2 content of imported goods is included is madness and economically no longer viable.

November 22, 2013 2:45 pm

The only thing that watermelon Cameron is interested in is stemming the tide of voters fleeing these fake Tories to join UKIP.
Don’t trust a word that clown says. he is toast in the next election and he is desperate.

November 24, 2013 12:15 pm

Kev. But half the problem is that green is often actually NOT good!
One if the big nails in the Green bandwagon, was recycling. This was forced down householders throats, with some houses getting six bins for recycling – and massive fines if you rebelled. Then it turned out that there was no industrial facilities for much of this recycling, and so the majority of it was going for landfill anyway.
This got many a blood-pressure bursting and the idiocy of it all.

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