UK PM Explains how Old Soviet Catchphrases Apply to his Green Revolution

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to UK PM Boris Johnson, the words of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, who ushered in seventy years of famine and oppression, offer worthwhile guidance to supporters of his British green revolution.

Absolutely a Conservative, Honest! Boris Quotes Lenin to Promote Build Back Greener

Speaking at the Port of Tyne in South Shields at the opening session of the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Monday morning, Mr Johnson used a quote from the former Soviet Union dictator to frame his vision for a “green industrial revolution”.

“Lenin once said that the communist revolution was Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country,” Johnson said.

“Well, I hesitate to quote Lenin at the Confederation of British Industry, but the coming industrial revolution is green power plus the electrification of the whole country,” he continued.

Mr Johnson said that his green agenda is a “moral mission”, explaining that he has become “more idealistic” as he has grown older.

“It’s a moral thing but it’s also an economic imperative. Because if this country could achieve the same kind of geographical balance and dispersion of growth and wealth that you find in most of our most successful economic comparators… then there would be absolutely no stopping us and what we would achieve,” the prime minister said.

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What can I say – Lenin was a very persuasive speaker, the only problem is he was wrong about pretty much everything. Reminds me of someone.

I look forward to next week, when Boris Johnson will no doubt quote Joseph Stalin’s advice on the best way to implement Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates. Maybe one of Stalin’s more famous quotes, like “Education is a weapon …”.

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Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 10:03 am

BoJo is a terrible disappointment.

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 10:18 am

You are far too polite.

Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
November 23, 2021 7:31 pm

BloJo’s new hero – Vladimir Lenin
“Truth is the most precious thing. That’s why we should ration it.”
“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
“There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.”
“Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice.”
“The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but
also a collective organizer of the masses.”
“People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and
self-deception in politics.”
“It is, of course, much easier to shout, abuse, and howl than to attempt to relate, to
“Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”
“The goal of socialism is communism.”
“The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.”
“Trust is good, but control is better.”
“As an ultimate objective, “peace” simply means communist world control.”
“One of the basic conditions for the victory of socialism is the arming of the workers
Communist and the disarming of the bourgeoisie the middle class.”
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be
“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
In Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov’s 1984 interview he predicts everything that is
happening now.

Tom Gelsthorpe
November 23, 2021 10:22 pm

“Just give me a few years of absolute power, and I’ll start the juggernaut that murders millions of our own citizens, starves millions more, leads much of the world down a similar, suicidal path, and lures me into working my colossal, depraved ego to death with a series of strokes.”

November 24, 2021 4:08 am

Are you sure that was Lenin and not the BBC and the Guardian?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 10:22 am

For idiots like BoJo, all this electricity he envisions for the UK simply comes from a socket in the wall with no consideration of reliability or how it is generated.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 11:16 am

No doubt his electricity will always be reliable. The rest of us, no guarantees.

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 11:17 am

BoJo is a big empty Ego.

Reply to  Vuk
November 23, 2021 12:27 pm

Btw, name Boris although widespread in Slav countries, is not of a Russian origin. Historically name spread in the area after rule of Boris I, tsar of Bulgaria, or his successor Boris Ii. Although tsar Boris I was a Slav it is likely that name Boris (meaning ‘tiger’) was taken from people who were conquered by Bulgars and spoke now extinct Turkic language.

Reply to  Vuk
November 23, 2021 3:08 pm

That sounds like more revisionist Western history which is based on the notion that nothing could ever have come out of Eastern Slavic countries because they were communist for a while and there are just too damned many of them. Western “scholars” have gone through incredible contortions to argue that everything from wine to wheat could not have originated in Eastern Slavic regions, because, well that just wouldn’t be cricket. It is equally probable that the Turkic speakers got the name from the Slavs or both got it from a common Indo European origin. Ethnology is 98% BS driven by the primal need to justify one’s own group.

Reply to  BCBill
November 23, 2021 6:01 pm

Ethnology is 98% BS driven by the primal need to justify one’s own group.

Reply to  BCBill
November 24, 2021 2:07 am

And as a 100% Slav why would I do that when my own brother (Bozidar=god’s gift) occasionally calls himself Boris. Slav’s names are from Bible, old Greece, eg Aleksandar, Filip, Nikita(s), or have a meaning eg Vladimir (Putin)= world or peace ruler, Slobodan (Milosevic)=free, ‘Vuk’=wolf etc.
In the above case Slav tribe Bulgars (origin of ‘vulgar’) named after river Bug moved to South (as my lot did too) driven by sudden cooling in 7-8 century AD, in fact they were ‘climate change’ refugees. Local Byzantine rulers were not good worriors, unlike newcomer barbarians, so their lands were taken and those of local population who were lucky to survive fled or were assimilated.

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Reply to  Vuk
November 25, 2021 6:47 pm

The word Bulgaria has absolutely no relations to Bug river. Bulgarians are descendants of ancient Thrakians (who themselves were invaders from Asia Minor). Then Slav inviders foisted on them their language (not changing genetical composition too much); then a Turk tribe Bulgars conquered the country giving it its modern name, but not changing neither language nor genetics.(The closest relatives of those ancient Bulgars (not modern Bulgars!) are Chuvashi living on Middle Volga.)

Very similar situation with the French. They got their gens from ancient Galli (Celtics), language from Romans (vulgar Latin), the name from German tribe.

Reply to  BCBill
November 24, 2021 3:14 am

Here we are Bill
“Raab says Boris Johnson’s ‘Tiggerish’ personality”
Quote from Guardian so it must be true/sarcastic
Google translate says tiger in Tartar is ylboris.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 11:43 am

Only to those foolish enough to think he had a coherent plan and was capable of analytical thought.

Anyone who had flowed his career, even from a distance was seriously worried that even getting “Brexit Done” would tax his abilities to the limit

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
November 23, 2021 4:10 pm

And he only got that done because Nigel was nipping at his heals.🐕

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 1:08 pm

His wife is the tail wagging the dog.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  richard
November 23, 2021 11:22 pm

That is British democracy done for, because she was NOT elected to No 10, only her idiotic fool of a husband!!! I now know who wears the trousers/pants in that household & who has the two small round things in the underwear!!!

Patrick healy
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 24, 2021 6:18 am

Very small!!

Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 24, 2021 11:11 am

Two small round things? More likely she has them in a jar, because the subject you speak of acts more like a gelding than a stud.

Churchill had much bigger ones right up to the day he passed.

Tom Fisher
Reply to  richard
November 24, 2021 11:41 am

Not the dog wagging his tail?

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 1:30 pm

“Plot To Remove Boris Johnson As Prime Minister Begins”

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 1:37 pm

Too bad, Boris didn’t use another Lenin’s pearl: – “Capitalists will sell us a rope, on which we will hang them”

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Bumbum
November 23, 2021 2:12 pm

stupid Lenin failed to understand that when he sold capitalists a rope, they got his money

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 25, 2021 7:01 pm

Lenin and Stalin sold not ropes but blood of their peasants and workers (exporting millions tons of grain during great famines) and bought machinery, equipment, and know-how for their military industry. So Lenin was right

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  AlKour
November 26, 2021 6:33 am

In college, I took a course on “The Russian Revolution”- about half a century ago. I recall that some authors said the Russians were moving in the direction of converting their economy from agricultural to industrial- BEFORE the Revolution. Russia might have developed its industry just fine without Lenin and without the destructiveness of Lenin and Stalin. Especially if there had not been a WW.

Reply to  Bumbum
November 23, 2021 4:42 pm

can’t we use it to hang Boris plus his Witch wilfe

Alan the Brit
Reply to  John
November 23, 2021 11:26 pm

Only if we give him enough rope!!!

Reply to  Tom Halla
November 23, 2021 6:58 pm

He told you exactly what his intention was “dispersion of growth and wealth” …. which is get a whole pile of immigration for growth and disperse the countries wealth among them.

andy in epsom
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 24, 2021 1:17 am

Anyone who has read what used to be a satirical magazine called private eye for the last 30 years knows exactly what this man is like. The only thing that has dissappointed me is how easily he fooled everyone else. He was just a bullying thug even in his days at private school.

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Gerry, England
Reply to  Tom Halla
November 25, 2021 5:26 am

Depends on your expectations. I knew he was an idiotic clown, a serial womaniser, a proven liar, a man who makes mistakes and then runs away to avoid clearing them up, arranged to have a journalist beaten up, wanted to role of PM without having the remotest idea of what to do in the role other than dressing up for lots of photo opportunities and an ignoramous who doesn’t do detail. So he has performed as expected until he got to this joke of a speech at the CBI which included the Peep Pig moment and making car noises.

November 23, 2021 10:04 am

I don’t think Johnson is a well man.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 23, 2021 10:08 am

Like the many others who think like him, he’s more easily manipulated by fake emotional appeals than by the ground truth.

Reply to  co2isnotevil
November 23, 2021 10:19 am

Married to Carrie Aintoinette, a greentard.

Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
November 23, 2021 10:40 am

“Let them eat fake.”

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
November 23, 2021 1:00 pm

In that case his political commitment to “the green revolution” and “climate change” is directly related to his sex life.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 23, 2021 6:24 pm

Yes, but this is what makes him so electable and perfect for mock leadership.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
November 23, 2021 11:27 pm

You may be right, but that sadly doesn’t excuse his stupidity, one can never legislate against stupidity!!!

November 23, 2021 10:11 am

Boris , his party and Parliament as a whole are left wing with a totally globalist outlook

They used to get their instructions from the EU. Now they get them directly from the UNhinged

Not one dissenting voice

Jay Willis
Reply to  fretslider
November 23, 2021 10:57 am

There are some dissenters. I heard the incredible on the BBC the other day, a politician, I think it was the conservative MP for one of the Thanets was just faded out as he began to say something along the lines “UK only accounts for 1% of global emissions anyhow…….faded”. That’s a properly elected Member of Parliment just switched off, while talking. I can’t believe the depths to which the BBC will go.

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Reply to  Jay Willis
November 23, 2021 12:18 pm

They’ll probably be deselected

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Jay Willis
November 23, 2021 11:30 pm

I can’t believe the depths to which the BBC will go.

I can!!!

M Courtney
Reply to  fretslider
November 23, 2021 12:12 pm

The speech was typical Johnson. Moronic. The same act as always.

But please note Boris is definitely a right-winger. Here are lines from the ridiculous speech.

Governments don’t innovate.

Governments don’t produce new products and get out and sell them in the market place.

And though governments can sell, governments can spend tens if not hundreds of billions,

We know that the market has hundreds of trillions.

And also:

But government cannot fix everything and government sometimes should get out of your hair.

And government should make sure there is less regulation and indeed less taxation.

And the true driver of growth is not government, it is the energy and dynamism and originality of the private sector

Does that sound like a lefty? He’s a Tory. A Right Wing Leader.
And a Moron.

I strongly recommend reading the official text of the speech in full. It is hilariously stupid. And typically right-wing.
PM speech at the CBI conference: 22 November 2021 – GOV.UK (

Reply to  M Courtney
November 23, 2021 12:17 pm

Corr phwoar woar… Well he’s convinced you.

Reply to  fretslider
November 23, 2021 12:50 pm

Anyone who believes that socialism promotes freedom, didn’t need much convincing.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  MarkW
November 23, 2021 11:38 pm

Socialism kills!!! Stalin approx 45 million, Mao approx 80 million, Pol-Pot (rank amateur) 500,000, Hitler approx 60 million!!! We will never know the true extent of bloodshed & butchery committed in the name of Socialism, it is simply a population reduction system, & the National Socialist Workers’ Party of Germany was one of the first environmental movements on Earth!!!

Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 24, 2021 6:10 pm

Lefties get very upset when you suggest fascism is an ideology of the Left. But, in economic terms, it’s more left wing than any economy apart from socialist ones like the USSR or Mao’s China.

Reply to  M Courtney
November 23, 2021 12:49 pm

Anyone who doesn’t worship government is a right winger.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
November 24, 2021 9:06 am

Remember anyone who isn’t as far to the left as Lenin is a right winger in book of socialists/communists like comrade M Courtney.

Climate believer
Reply to  M Courtney
November 23, 2021 2:25 pm

But government cannot fix everything

That is an undoubtable fact.

and government sometimes should get out of your hair.

What sane human being would want more government in their hair.

And government should make sure there is less regulation and indeed less taxation.

I would prefer “less needless regulation” but I do support a general relaxation of the regulation machine……….otherwise known as government in your hair.

And the true driver of growth is not government, it is the energy and dynamism and originality of the private sector

If it was, Venezuela would be the envy of the world.

Reply to  M Courtney
November 24, 2021 3:07 am

If only he would practise what he preaches. His actions are diametrically opposed to what he says, unfortunately. He’s a Big State semi-socialist.

S Baz
November 23, 2021 10:14 am

“Well, I hesitate to quote Lenin at the Confederation of British Industry, but the coming industrial revolution is green power plus the electrification of the whole country,” he continued.
Does he have the same script writer as Biden?!

Paul Penrose
Reply to  S Baz
November 23, 2021 10:16 am

Hesitation usually comes from that little voice in your head that says, “I have a bad feeling about this.” He should have listened to that voice.

Ron Long
Reply to  Paul Penrose
November 23, 2021 1:02 pm

After BoJo went for a ride in the Tunnel of Love he has been listening to the voice in the wrong head.

John Tillman
Reply to  Ron Long
November 23, 2021 1:31 pm

As the old wisdom has it, the big head follows the little head. In his case, possibly very little.

Reply to  S Baz
November 23, 2021 11:00 am

You should have seen the rest of the speech, it was worse than PedoJoe, including telling the assembled audience about his visit to Peppa Pig World.

Yep, really.

The irony is he went on to explain how the BBC 🙄 had turned down Peppa Pig but despite that it had gone onto be a global phenomenon; describing how this could not have been achieved with government (BBC) intervention. All the while proposing the government intervene impose crippling climate policies on the country and how successful that will be.

Actually, not the government, just him!

There was an embarrassing 25 second pause in the speech whilst he shuffled through the papers of his speech (obviously no one had thought to number them for the idiot) repeating three times “forgive me”.

I will be shocked to my boots if there isn’t a back bench revolt against the dolt sometime in the near future.

M Courtney
Reply to  HotScot
November 23, 2021 11:55 am

He actually claimed that Peppa Pig had been offered to the BBC and had been turned down.
Interestingly, that was untrue. Why bring up something as trivial as Peppa Pig and not get your facts right?

Even so, he is clearly the most able Tory MP so no-one will challenge him. If they had anyone better he would already be gone.

Labour bounce him into U-Turns at least once a month. And that’s with a 80 seat majority. Can you imagine what the rest would do?

Reply to  M Courtney
November 23, 2021 12:51 pm

Does that mean that Biden is the most able Democrat?

M Courtney
Reply to  MarkW
November 23, 2021 12:55 pm

I know less about US politics than the UK but I understand that Biden has been at the top of US politics for several decades and has reached the very top so…
Probably, yes.

Reply to  M Courtney
November 23, 2021 2:09 pm

They may be the best available, or they may also be the easiest to control.
Your vision is too limited.

Reply to  MarkW
November 23, 2021 11:46 pm

Well he did win the primaries, so yes that makes him top Democrat, the smartest, most eloquent and the handsomest too.

Oops, my cell’s screen just cracked….

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
November 23, 2021 11:58 am

My now nine year-old Chilean stepson was a big Peppa fan in his youth. I urged his mom to show him episodes in English, but she had had enough of them in Spanish. But he could say “George” without a trace of an accent.

November 23, 2021 10:16 am

Utopians in government = totalitarianism.
Pragmatists in government = democracy.

Reply to  richardw
November 23, 2021 12:20 pm

These people are extremely pragmatic,
BUT they know that their real goals would never be accepted and are not compatible with democracy,culture,religion,people(that’s why commies are so desperate to create a new men = obedient parrot an buttkisser )
Therefore the most pragmatic way to fool people into totalitarian UN compliance
are the oldest tricks in the world.
Fear&Guilt (Covid&Carbon footprint ),a tojan horse(good intentions to save people),
erosion of democracy and implementation of tyrannical rule disguised as necessity,
divide and rule ( you are either with us and do exactly what we say or you are a climate denier/anti vaxxer/racist )

Alan the Brit
Reply to  SxyxS
November 23, 2021 11:46 pm

Agenda 21, no less, it’s working just fine albeit slowly but then again that was always the intention of the UN!!! Welcome to the Neo-Feudalist world, the Global Government, un-elected, un-democratic, un-accountable, & un-sackable!!! It’s almost there, folks!!!

Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 10:18 am

Little by little, the Green mask is being peeled away from the climate scam to expose its true Marxist nature beneath.
Things are going to get real ugly if voters don’t wake up soon from the gaslighting being used to impose ever-more authoritarian regimes the Left is slowly putting in-place to control us. The COVID lockdowns, to now vaccine mandates and vaccine passports and face masks a fealty markers, being shoved down on us, seemingly without recourse, are just a glimmer of what they Left is about to try with its climate scam anti-fossil fuel schemes.
China is laughing its butt off at what is unfolding.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 11:12 am

I think people in the US are waking up, and hopefully the Rittenhouse trial may end up being the Progressives’ version of Pickett’s Charge. If so, there’s a good chance we can start walking back the CAGW nonsense.

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
November 23, 2021 11:19 am

According to one BLM activist, this weekends attack on a Christmas parade may be the start of “the revolution”.

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Lurker Pete
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 12:43 pm

Or Marxism with integrated Global Corporatism, or something similar to Mussolinis definition of fascisism, aka Technocracy.

Could explain why ‘Antifa’ proclaim Marxism, but behave like fascists.

Reply to  Lurker Pete
November 23, 2021 12:53 pm

The difference between marxists and fascists is mostly one of style.

Abolition Man
Reply to  MarkW
November 23, 2021 1:10 pm

Fascists get to be overtly racist; Marxists usually have to hide it behind the facade of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity!
The ChiComs are probably some of the most racist people on Earth, but they love to preach their DIE agitprop to the US; one of the LEAST racist nations! And many of our political, media and corporate leaders fall all over themselves trying to toe the line! Seeing such ignorance is always sad!

November 23, 2021 10:21 am

Time to get rid of all of those without a Pangaean heritage.

Reply to  Neo
November 23, 2021 12:25 pm

I had to look that one up. That’s dark,and funny in a Monty Python funny way.

Reply to  Gary
November 23, 2021 11:52 pm

I hate it when I have to use Wikipedia to figure out a joke…

Shoki Kaneda
November 23, 2021 10:23 am

How is Boris different from Jeremy Corbin?

Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
November 23, 2021 10:49 am

Boris is fat

Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
November 23, 2021 11:08 am

He hasn’t slept with Diane Abbott – that we know of.

Diane was the Shadow Home Secretary from 2016 to 2020 and is the one on the left in the photo.

You can easily identify her without my direction though, she’s the one wearing two left shoes, one of which is a different style from the other.


Rory Forbes
Reply to  HotScot
November 23, 2021 2:48 pm

Diane Abbot is quite possibly the stupidest elected official I have ever seen. How she keeps getting reelected is a complete mystery to me.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 23, 2021 3:11 pm

As long as the flow of free stuff is not threatened, most people will keep electing the same politicians.

Thomas Gasloli
Reply to  MarkW
November 23, 2021 4:16 pm

That is the Biden Build Back Better plan. Keep them out of the work force & on the government dole & they will reelect you no matter how bad things get.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 23, 2021 11:53 pm

She isn’t terribly good at numbers either as her numerous gaffs on tv & radio have demonstrated beyond belief!!!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 24, 2021 12:15 am

I’ve only noticed her recently. What I’ve seen is astounding, yet she acts as though she sees herself as accomplished and brilliant. She’s utterly unaware of how dense she really is. I watched her trying to make points against Jordan Peterson. Let’s say Jordon was extremely kind and polite … but clearly shocked at her stupidity.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 24, 2021 12:37 am

She Can’t be as dumb as the American Occasional Cortex?

Reply to  Derg
November 24, 2021 6:32 am

Diane could mentor OAC in stupidity.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  HotScot
November 24, 2021 9:34 am

Yes, I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but yes.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Derg
November 24, 2021 9:33 am

What HotScot said … you have no idea.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 24, 2021 3:21 am

I did enjoy Jordan Peterson’s showing her up, she is a classic example of someone trying to be smart & intelligent but failing at every step!!!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 24, 2021 9:35 am

She is the poster child for the Dunning Kruger effect.

November 23, 2021 10:27 am

Has this been verified true? It is rather incredible that a British PM would quote the founder of the Soviet Union as any justification for any policy whatsoever.

John Tillman
Reply to  Duane
November 23, 2021 10:37 am

If only he took after Boris Yeltsin rather than Vladimir Ilych. Except for the drunk all the time bit.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Duane
November 23, 2021 11:38 am

How else can he appeal to the average Labour voter?

Rud Istvan
November 23, 2021 10:41 am

BoJo apparently has aspirations to be like Biden.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 23, 2021 10:51 am

Brain dead? or just sniffing little girls hair?

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 11:09 am

Both have room temperature IQs. One is possibly due to age the other genetic?

John Tillman
Reply to  JimG1
November 23, 2021 12:02 pm

Bribem’s IQ was born low, and is now further addled by senility and organic brain damage.

Bojo is actually highly intelligent, so has no good excuse for his idiocy.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 23, 2021 2:23 pm

You should watch the video of the little girl warding off his unwelcome touching. Let’s Go Brandon!

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Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 23, 2021 11:09 am

We did vote for a PM called Boris.

What did we expect?

Reply to  HotScot
November 24, 2021 1:01 am

Every part of net zero and green policies was in the 2019 manifesto…

Reply to  griff
November 24, 2021 6:32 am

Except the cost…….

Reply to  Rud Istvan
November 23, 2021 11:38 am

Biden is not high enough, it appears he’s given up on Churchill too. Yesterday he declared that he came down from the mount Sinai with his 10 commandments, starting with thou shall etc. etc.
Man knows no difference between reality and product of his jumbled thoughts. He has been ‘building Thames river airport, garden London Thames bridge, lying down on Heathrow airport runway, and more recently ‘building’ a bridge and tunnel across or under Irish sea or might be under and above, you never know with Boris, just to mention few, all of it in his mind.
His paternal grandmother had similar illusions.
“Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Growing up, he was aware that the ‘de Pfeffel’ came from his grandmother’s side, but he didn’t take seriously her claim that she was descended from French nobility, or that the oak chest in her kitchen contained the ‘de Pfeffel silver’.”

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Rich Davis
Reply to  Vuk
November 23, 2021 1:21 pm

A suitably absurd name for a thoroughly absurd man. Anyone with an ounce of sense, having been tagged with that moniker, would have gone by Al Johnson.

Reply to  Rich Davis
November 23, 2021 2:22 pm

That’s not all. Surname Johnson came from the female line of family, his true surname should be Kemal, he is great grandson of Turkish bey Ali Kemal who emigrated to France, grandfather was Osman Wilfred Kemal, hence name of his latest child, Wilfred.

AGW is Not Science
November 23, 2021 10:47 am

“Well, I hesitate to quote Lenin at the Confederation of British Industry, but the coming industrial revolution is green power plus the electrification of the whole country,”

So, apparently the “revolution” consists of virtue signalling wind and solar expansion while simultaneously providing the actual power using gas, nuclear and coal? That being the, you know, “electrification” part – since wind and solar certainly can’t meaningfully provide that.

To bed B
November 23, 2021 11:03 am

Interesting that developing the electricity grid was important to the Tsarist government, and while trailing the West because of bureaucracy, only faltered because of WW1.

It would have contributed to support from the intellectual classes for a change in government. While Lennon talked the talk, things got worse before they got better starting in 1926. Just guessing but I would say that a Tsarist government might have had Russia ahead of where the Soviets were by the 30s.

Its more an example of how tempting it is use government to force advancement when individuals doing the hard yards is what’s needed, and a totalitarian government gives more power to a bureaucracy when less is needed.

Renewable sources of energy, and electric vehicles require innovations from individuals to make them viable first, not government interference to force their adoption to force the innovation required to make them a suitable alternative to fossil fuels.

Reply to  To bed B
November 23, 2021 11:30 am

I’d no idea the Beatles were in Russia that early. It does explain “Back in the USSR”, though.

To bed B
Reply to  Disputin
November 23, 2021 6:50 pm

I’m blaming auto correct.

Timo, not that one
November 23, 2021 11:07 am

Over here, across the pond, in the Demented Dominion, we have been told we should “Do it for your children” (with regards to getting jabbed). This was, word for word, the communist slogan for joining the Communist Party.

Richard Page
Reply to  Timo, not that one
November 23, 2021 12:12 pm

There’s nothing new under the sun; the EU has been reusing fascist slogans from the 1920’s and 30’s for a few years now. It’s getting worryingly repetitive.

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John Tillman
Reply to  Timo, not that one
November 23, 2021 12:15 pm

Famously approbriated by the Clintons.

Reply to  John Tillman
November 23, 2021 9:19 pm

Speaking of Clintons, I’ve always wondered why, if it only “Takes a Village” do we have so d@mned many government employees?

Seems to me we could pare the ranks of the bureaucracies by 90% to get back to village size government.

November 23, 2021 11:10 am

Isn’t it interesting how so many politicians all over the world use the phrase “build back better”? That alone shows that the “green” revolution is actually a globalist revolution.

And then the phrase “build back better” itself implies that something is destroyed. You cannot build something back that is still intact. What this is saying is the globalist want to destroy the world so that they can remake it by their definition of “better”. Not your definition of better.

It is no coincidence that the message charges at the exact same time all over the world. For instance, it was no coincidence that face masks were suddenly required at the same time by every country last year. The globalist are well coordinated.

Elle W
Reply to  Wade
November 23, 2021 5:36 pm

It’s no coincidence at all. The phrase is part of the plans the World Economic Forum and Davos elite have to “improve” world governance. You can look up “WEF build back better” on the internet to read it for yourself on the WEF website. All the politicians use it to prove their wokeness,as if it is a kid’s password to a secret society.

John the Econ
November 23, 2021 11:19 am

Nice. So instead of simply starving, Brits will be freezing in the dark.

It’s hard to imagine that only a century ago, these people ruled most of the civilized world. Now they’re scared of the weather. It’s amazing how socialism can both economically and socially destroy a country in only a couple of generations.

Rich Davis
November 23, 2021 11:28 am

The man knows where his nookie comes from at the moment. If only we could send in a skeptical Russian spy to seduce him. How much longer can it be before he moves on and discards nut-nuts? Suddenly he’ll be all in favor of the moral case for Gazprom supplying the UK with its energy.

More idealistic as he ages? Ye gods what rubbish! Has there ever been a politician more transparently amoral and self-centered?

He’s an embarrassment to the UK, but what should be the bigger embarrassment is the fact that there is nobody with any prospect of displacing him who is slightly more sane in their policy prescriptions.

Peta of Newark
November 23, 2021 11:31 am

The place is already electrified Boris

What you are alluding to is electrocution

November 23, 2021 11:37 am

Is it okay to take a bath in the UK and the West? Khrushchev warned us about those.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
November 23, 2021 9:21 pm

Oh, the taxpayers are taking a bath alright.

November 23, 2021 11:46 am

Is this the early stages of prep for Biden pulling back with the last cargo planes pulling out of Europe and the UK? Don’t be late for the ramp.

Ben Vorlich
November 23, 2021 11:47 am

‘Is that eco-friendly?’ Susanna Reid questions why Brian May has a gas fire in his Surrey home despite being a climate change campaigner in GMB interview

John Tillman
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
November 23, 2021 12:04 pm

Gas fires have much lower plant food emissions than coal or especially wood, yet Britain replaced a coal plant with wood.

Richard Page
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
November 23, 2021 12:16 pm

All he needs is a badger hair sporran on the wall to complete the look!

John Tillman
Reply to  Richard Page
November 23, 2021 12:20 pm

The highest and best use of all those culled badgers he has defended.

Climate believer
November 23, 2021 12:23 pm

Russia used to have a Communist Party leader called Boris…….just saying.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Climate believer
November 24, 2021 12:20 am

As I have said before, the Socialism & Communism is NOT for the wealthy, ruling, elites, it is for the peasantry, the great unwashed, the great unclean. They want the world protected for their pleasure & use, no low-cost flights for the peasants to explore the world. Every young person of university age is encouraged to do the world tour to enlighten them, apparently, yet from my personal experience of my children & their friends, my generation & their grandparents generation are responsible for the destruction of the planet!!! Now I have heard that somewhere before, Vladimir Illyich Ullyanov!!!

PS Boris Yeltsin used to be a Civil Engineer, but what initially appeared to be a fillip to that profession, turned into a nightmare exhibition of public drunkenness!!!

Martin Pinder
November 23, 2021 12:35 pm

From his speech he has obviously gone messianic. He was drivelling about Peppa Pig at the CBI when he couldn’t find his notes. Moral mission? What nonsense. Time for the booby hatch Boris!

Stephen Skinner
November 23, 2021 12:39 pm

Other great quotes from totalitarians:

“It is acceptable to suffocate democracy for the sake of socioeconomic equality”
“To speak the truth is a petit-bourgeois habit, a luxury of worry-free and aimless people. To lie, on the contrary, is often justified by the lie’s aim”
“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything”
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic”
“Darwin himself, in his day, was unable to fight free of the theoretical errors of which he was guilty. It was the classics of Marxism that revealed those errors and pointed them out”
Lavrentiy Beria
“To produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most important step. Our fruits are grown in chaos, distrust, economic depression and scientific turmoil. At least a weary populace can seek peace only in our offered Communist State, at last only Communism can resolve the problems of the masses”
Mao Tse Tung
“Every Communist must grasp the truth: Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”
Pol Pot
“Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake”
“He who protests is an enemy; he who opposes is a corpse” 
Che Guevara
“Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think as individuals!”
Fidel Castro
“Xi Jinping is one of the strongest and most capable revolutionary leaders I have met in my life.”
Susan Michie (Paid up member of the Communist Party/ SAGE advisor to Boris Johnson)
“We should wear masks forever”

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
November 24, 2021 12:25 am

Ah, dear old Che Guevara, from a wealthy middle-class background, well educated, trained to be a doctor of medicine, to save lives!!! Cold blooded ruthless murderer who clearly never knew his father!!!

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
November 24, 2021 10:47 am
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Ed Zuiderwijk
November 23, 2021 1:14 pm

Boris has lost it.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
November 23, 2021 2:12 pm

Boris no longer knows what it, is.

Hari Seldon
November 23, 2021 1:27 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

An analogy with the Bolsheviks (Lenin) is not really new, only the confirmation from another level (BoJo) is new. Maybe you remember the slide from Tony Heller (s. below).

‘We (UN-IPCC) redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy … ” 
”One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore … ” 
-Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-chair of Working Group 3, November 13, 2010 interview [Hit Dr. Charles Battig]

The guy, Mr. Edenhofer is the main climate adviser of Angela Merkel and Mr. Steinmeier (president of Germany). Additionally he was one of the “father” of the system for trading with CO2 emissions (he has been awarded for this activity by 250 K€), and he was also director of the center of the climate alarmists in Germany (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)). The origin of the citation on the slide is an interview with Mr. Edenhofer in a very prestigious Swiss newspaper NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, in German, without translation into English)):

With the comparison to the Bolsheviks has BoJo eventually right: The Red Guard of the Bolsheviks under the leadership of Trotsky attacked exatly under such paroles the Winter Palace of the tsar in Oktober 1917 after the artillery attack by the cruiser Aurora in St. Petersburg. The Bolsheviks wanted also transform the whole world like the Greens, and the methods (dictatorship, lies, etc.) were the same. Eventually BoJo has helped insensibly: The truth has been revealed, and the masks have come off.

Personal note: BoJo´s statement is a “small gratification for me”. Some months ago we had a public discussion with our local green idiots, and the analogy between the “Great Transformation” and the Bolsheviks has been mentioned. I have been called as an idiot, and now even the great BoJo himself has comfirmed, that eventually the Bolsheviks discovered the idea of the “Great Reset/Transformation”, and the Greens should follow the approach of the Bolsheviks.

My roots have been in East-Europe in a country with 45 years under communist (soviet) occupation. So my first association to the slogan “Great Transformation/Reset” was some years ago immediately that the green idiots are eventually communists (I know communists, marxists, etc. very well). This is the negative side of the coin. The positive side of the coin: East-Europe (and China/Russia) have already practical experiences with the end of the communist “Great Reset/Transformation”, and they know very well that the bolshevik/communist movement has landed on the dungheap of the history. Mr. Koonin delivered a very interesting podcast “Climate, energy, ‘crisis,’ and transition: A conversation with Steven Koonin” on 21. October 2021, organized by AEI. His conclusion was: The climate alarmists should let drive against a thick and strong concrete wall, because facts, logical argumentation, etc. will not help… So “Trust in God and keep your powder dry” as Oliver Cromwell adviced some years ago. The Greens will end on the same way than the Bolsheviks.

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Mickey Reno
November 23, 2021 1:56 pm

Bernie Sanders just came.

uh,that is, uh, to the same conclusion. Yeah, that’s what I meant.

November 23, 2021 2:04 pm

BoJo let the cat out of the bag.
Where did Karl Marx write his tomes? Why, at the London Library under David Urquhart’s tutelage. Urquhart who – why none other than Ali Bey of Chechnya infamy, the founder of Communism.

Hey guys, the chickens come home to roost!

Joseph Zorzin
November 23, 2021 2:10 pm

Ghaddafi also had a green revolution.

John Kelly
November 23, 2021 2:40 pm

Australia is very lucky that Gough Whitlam is long dead. Just imagine the damage he would do to our economy over the climate change stuff. And he too was a very persuasive speaker.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
November 23, 2021 3:05 pm

BoJo missed the essence of Marxist economics in practice:

  • From each according to gullilbility
  • To each according to cuplability
November 23, 2021 3:41 pm

the coming industrial revolution is green power plus the electrification of the whole country

Given that a) green power is de-electrification and b) we’ve already had the industrial revolution, it sounds like his Socialist masters are looking forward to the past.

Thomas Gasloli
November 23, 2021 4:08 pm

And you need the electrification because the “green power” provides no power. So, Boris, skip the “green power” and just go with fossil fuel & nuclear power electrification.

November 23, 2021 4:39 pm

he has now taken up the first position of imbecile replacing Joe Biden

Andy Pattullo
November 23, 2021 5:21 pm

What we used to call dementia is now called leadership.

November 23, 2021 10:14 pm

“Trust but VERIFY” – President Ronald Reagan’s watch phrase when dealing with the USSR…

In 1975 the CIA’s CounterIntelligence Staff (CI) chief, James Angleton, was fired along with the purge of 80% of his CI Staff, cementing the Marxist control of the CIA, explaining how in 1980 Marxist John Brennan was accepted into the agency, even though he told his polygraph examiner that he voted for CPUSA candidate, Gus Hall, for change.

Hence why…

(1) The West conspired to not VERIFY the ‘collapse’ of the USSR, even though the survival of the West depended on verification should the ‘collapse’ be a ruse, which proves (1) there was no ‘collapse’ of the USSR, because if there had been a ‘collapse’ the West would have immediately VERIFIED the ‘collapse’; and (2) the West’s institutions were co-opted by Marxists, explaining the West’s enabling of the fake ‘collapse’ of the USSR…quod erat demonstrandum.

Hence how…

(2) “On the initiative of the KGB, an army of Soviet vigilantes five million strong, the so-called ‘druzhiny’, was recruited from among the Komsomol activists. Their units were led by retired Chekists. They have been patrolling and policing the streets of all the Soviet cities. Their primary task has been to prepare the Soviet people to ‘behave’ during the forthcoming ‘liberalisation’.” – KGB defector Major Anatoliy Golitsyn, ‘The Perestroika Deception‘, March 1989, pp. 14-15.

Hence why…

(3) Leningrad Oblast (Province) is still named Leningrad Oblast! Engels City is still named Engels City! Engels Air Force Base is still named Engels Air Force Base! Russian military personnel still refer to each other as “Comrade”! Kaliningrad Oblast is still named Kaliningrad Oblast! The State Emblem of the Soviet Union is atop the Duma building, and illuminated at night for clear viewing! Soviet Red Stars are still attached to the bows of Russian naval ships! The Hammer & Sickle logo is still on Aeroflot commercial aircraft! Not one statue to Lenin has been destroyed in Russia, where out of the 3,000 still standing throughout Russia, only a handful have been carefully taken down (in locations where tourists frequent) and hidden away in parks and museums, the remainder of these monstrosities to Russian nationalism/Russian Orthodox Church rubbing historical salt into still open wounds of Russian nationalists! The Russian ‘electorate’ are only ‘electing’ for president Soviet era communist party member Quislings, who persecuted the 85% of the religious population held captive by the Communist Party during the ‘Soviet era’! 


(4) When the USSR officially ‘collapsed’ on December 26, 1991, thereby liberating the 91% of the population that were held captive for 74 years by the 9% of the atheist, religion suppressing, civil rights suppressing, population that were Marxists, there were ZERO celebrations throughout Soviet Russia, when thousands of celebrations were supposed to have taken place.


(5) When the USSR ‘collapsed’ in late 1991, the KGB controlled Russian Orthodox Church was never purged of its KGB clergy, once again identifying the (a) fake ‘collapse’ of the USSR; and (b) Marxist co-option of the West’s institutions that conspired to not VERIFY the ‘collapse’, even though the West witnessed the KGB-led vigilantes patrolling the streets of Soviet cities, ensuring that the Soviet population “‘behave’ during the forthcoming ‘liberalisation'”.

The Historical Backstory

(6) The World War I Allies conspired to not immediately send a naval expedition to Petrograd to easily topple the Bolshevik coup of November 7, 1917 when the Bolsheviks were weak – bereft of a professional military force that wouldn’t be created until January 28 the next year – thereby promptly returning Russia to the war, Russia’s involvement in the war being a critical variable for the Allies’ victory strategy against the Central Powers, proving (a) that the Allies knew they were going to win the war; (b) that the war was set up to (i) weaken the West’s influence in the world; (ii) weaken the West’s people’s confidence in their institutions and what those institutions stood for; and (c) one objective of the war was to settle into power the first above board Marxist state, with more to follow. In fact, there already was an anti-Marxist force in Russia at the time that if ordered would have conquered all of Bolshevik Russia during this period when the Bolsheviks were very weak. The unit was the 60,000 strong Czechoslovak Legion (soon to be 100,000 strong) but instead of sending the legion 700 miles north to Petrograd, the Allies sent it on a 6,000 mile odyssey across Russia to Vladivostok for evacuation to Europe(!), once again proving the Allies knew they were going to win the war…that the war was a Marxist operation.

(7) Even more telling is neutral Denmark’s laying mines off its coastal waters in international waterways in August, 1914 [thereby violating the 1857 treaty opening the Danish Straits to all shipping, where, “No ship of any kind may, under any pretext whatsoever, be subjected to detention or obstruction at the passage of the Sound or the Belts”] at the prompting of Germany (Germany too lays mines in the Danish Straits) and Great Britain does nothing! Not a word from the Allies (and the usual deafening silence from the Marxist co-opted press), in fact, even though access to the Baltic Sea is critical for the Allies to roll up Germany quickly by (a) closing the Baltic Sea to all German surface/subsurface vessels; (b) denying German access to trade with Sweden; (c) bringing the Royal Navy and the Imperial Russian Navy together; (d) forcing Germany to relocate critically needed infantry divisions and heavy armaments away from the Western Front for the new Baltic Front; (e) allowing British and Russian troop landings across the Baltic coasts, preventing German forces from moving eastwards towards Russia; thereby (f) knocking Germany out of the war before one shot is fired.

Vincent Causey
November 23, 2021 11:55 pm

“No man, no problem.” Or “Beat, beat and beat again.” Stalin.

Steve Case
November 24, 2021 12:09 am

Mr Johnson said that his green agenda is a “moral mission”, explaining that he has become “more idealistic” as he has grown older.

Usually it’s the other way around:

“If you’re not liberal when you’re 20, you’ve got no heart and if you’re not conservative when you’re 60 you’ve got no sense. “

Reply to  Steve Case
November 24, 2021 2:08 am

I read this bollox dressed up badly by a conman.

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“The disciples of (BBC hyped) David Attenborough,-

Not just in this country but around the world,
Who can see the consequences of climate change and who will be demanding better from us….

And I confidently predict that in just a few years’ time it will be as noisome, offensive to the global consumer to open a new coal fired power station as it is to get on a plane and light up a cigar.
And as the world reaches this pivotal moment, post Glasgow,”..

All he has succeeded in doing is exporting all the jobs from the successful industrial revolution based, UK – which used to have its own successful nuclear, gas and coal based reliable cheap electricity…

to Xi’s china, now powered overwhelmingly by coal….and building more of it by the day….
So all he has done is export all the smog from London to central China.

Can’t anyone see this bollox and hubris?
As a journalist and ex-eton scholar, he claims to be, I am also astonished at the text of the speech I read…it is littered with grammatical errors of the most elementary kind.

It is forbidden to start sentences with “AND”, WHO cannot be used to start a sentence unless having the sentence finish with a question mark…
“We are blessed,” finishes with a comma…then starts a new sentence with a capital letter.

A patent inability to master childhood schoolboy grammar (from an expensive private school),reminds me of my father who died from the worst stages of dementia.
There is something wrong up top with Johnson, – it must come from brain damage from Hypoxia, and it’s not getting better.

November 24, 2021 12:43 am

It’s a tight race! Biden had been leading but now BoJo pulls right up in the Idiot Leader Championship! But don’t forget the rest of the field! Ever the ‘dark horse’ favourite, Justin Trudeau is warming up the shoe polish for another Al Jolsen rendition…

Richard S Courtney
November 24, 2021 2:50 am

Eric Worral,

Thanks for your above article.

In support of your above article I copy to here a post I recently made to this WUWT thread
where it enraged trolls – especially the politically right-wing trolls – who infest WUWT.

It seems that truth hurts totalitarians so some of the trolls continued to vilify me in other WUWT threads for days after I had posted this comment

Richard S Courtney

Reply to Eric Worrall

 November 17, 2021 3:09 am

Eric Worral,

I agree that “Britain is teetering on the brink of tyranny” and add that we ‘dodged a bullet’ when Boris Johnson prorogued Parliament in attempt to prevent any dissent from his intentions. We would now be a dictatorship ruled by Boris and his appointed Cabinet were it not for the Courts and the Crown removing the prorogation.

Boris still had over 30% public support in Britain after he had prorogued Parliament in attempt to obtain dictatorship. ‘Court and Crown’ corrected the power-grab.

AH retained over 30% public support in Germany after he had burned the Reichstag in attempt to obtain dictatorship, but there was no ‘Court and Crown’ to correct that coupe.

We live in dangerous times.



Steve Richards
November 24, 2021 3:34 am

BORIS JOHNSON was alleged to have told dinner guests he has “buyers remorse” over marrying Carrie Symonds, a claim which has been fiercely denied by Downing Street.
Subsequently, number 10 threatened to sue, then withdrew the threat!!

It’s in multiple UK newspapers:

November 24, 2021 5:01 am

It’s a moral thing but it’s also an economic imperative. Because if this country could achieve the same kind of geographical balance and dispersion of growth and wealth that you find in most of our most successful economic comparators…”

And there you have it. Admission again about the real goals, which have nothing to do with climate at all.

November 24, 2021 5:58 am

God save us from “moral missions” (if she exist).

November 24, 2021 6:25 am

This one track locomotive is barreling down the line and thanks to Millennials and GenZedians will arrive ay its destination despite all efforts to slow it…best to plan wisely for what is on the other side of this. I see the Elitist Ants harvesting our aphid honeydew for decades to come.

November 24, 2021 7:34 am

Of course there was no shortage of “famine and oppression’ under the Tsar. This article is utter trash … Have you ever read Lenin? And as for Boris Johnson, he called for the “bodies to pile up in the thousands” (a reference to the pandemic). he certainly has more in common with Hitler … and nothing in common with Lenin.

November 24, 2021 7:48 am

Edison made the first public demonstration of his incandescent light bulb on December 31, 1879, in Menlo Park. It was during this time that he said: “We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.”

A better quote from someone who accomplished something useful to people. Green energy cannot make that claim. And electrification that attracted industry and jobs had to be reliable.

November 25, 2021 8:47 pm

Please read these books, the two best books debunking climate change crap. Click the links to download a free copy. Please share with your family and friends.

The moral case for fossil fuels

Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom

Nick in Vancouver
November 26, 2021 12:57 pm

You could hook Mrs T up to an alternator for the “green industrial revolution” as she is surely spinning in her grave right now.

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