Government has no climate change plan - MPs
05/03/2021 | news | politics | 652
Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.
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05/03/2021 11:11:52 91 21
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Headline is wrong it should read:

Government has no plan.
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05/03/2021 11:27:58 13 5
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350m a week to give nurses £3.50 a week pay increase.

Now THAT’s a plan!
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06/03/2021 15:50:53 0 0
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If you think these clowns have no plan, you're seriously underestimating their greed. They have a plan, and its the same every time.

STEAL AS MUCH MONEY FROM THE PUBLIC PURSE BEFORE THE PLEBS NOTICE

#TheGreatGame
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05/03/2021 11:12:45 134 42
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The government has no plan.

Sounds about right.

Just keep clowning around and hope the right wing press will cover for you.
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05/03/2021 12:13:24 10 5
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100% correct. The press will bend over backwards to keep the Tories happy.

I've looked and looked for any sign of the BBC covering the farm tenancy scandal unfolding in Cambridgeshire right now, but there's not a peep about it, not even in the "East" section. Surprise surprise, it's a Tory council chief at the centre of it all!
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05/03/2021 12:36:16 6 9
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Must be why we lead the way in renewable energy.

Hate it that people treat politics like football and the media pander to it.
Perhaps you may find the Government has woken up to the fact the UNIPCC data and "facts" has all been manipulated to fit an agenda, where in reality climate does change and C02 has nothing to do with it. It's all very simple really, but let me guess you have never researched the subject, just gone along with the crowd and propaganda. Climate Gate, New Zealand Gate, the fraudulent hockey stick...
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06/03/2021 12:21:23 0 0
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BeRxIt MeAnS bErXiT!!

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05/03/2021 11:13:16 2 14
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what climate emergency, an issue yes.
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05/03/2021 11:14:28 11 3
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The one most of the scientists agree is happening. Of course I'm sure you can provide evidence to the contrary.
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06/03/2021 12:56:03 0 0
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My local council has "declared a climate emergency". Its main action since has been to charge £50 pa to have the garden cuttings removed 22 times a year.
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05/03/2021 11:13:16 2 14
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what climate emergency, an issue yes.
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05/03/2021 11:14:28 11 3
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The one most of the scientists agree is happening. Of course I'm sure you can provide evidence to the contrary.
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05/03/2021 12:47:08 0 1
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it is happening but not an emergency
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05/03/2021 11:11:18 34 12
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No climate change plan. And no respect for our nurses.

Tackling climate change isn't optional. We MUST solve this.
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05/03/2021 11:19:01 7 32
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05/03/2021 11:18:49 4 18
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Here it comes the mindless Tory bashing

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06/03/2021 21:59:40 0 0
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Most of the country is on UC, furlough, self-employed or static pay - the nurses are one of the few sectors getting a pay rise, on top of their inflation-busting pay-rises of the past three years. £33.5K average nurse pay with great pension and job security is pretty sweet.
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05/03/2021 11:18:37 4 18
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There are more pressing and immediate issues for this country before going on about climate change.
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05/03/2021 11:22:14 2 10
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Maybe our "climate change plan" should be to ask China to stop building coal fired power stations or somesuch, because one thing's for sure: the UK's paltry 2% contribution to world CO2 doesn't matter one way or the other!

Oh sorry, I forget. We must sacrifice our manufacturing and power sector jobs to "set an example"....
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05/03/2021 11:23:38 7 2
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more pressing and immediate issues such as demonstrating a complete lack of understanding and awareness
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05/03/2021 11:28:48 4 1
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... I forgot foresight and of course the children
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05/03/2021 11:11:18 34 12
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No climate change plan. And no respect for our nurses.

Tackling climate change isn't optional. We MUST solve this.
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05/03/2021 11:19:01 7 32
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Nice
One
Never
Criticise Tories
Ever
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05/03/2021 12:42:04 7 1
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A rather sad indictment of the British electorate.
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05/03/2021 13:06:00 4 1
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I'd like to set the bar a little bit higher than comparing one shambles against another. Results to ecology and the economy are not measured by opinion polls - that's the land of self-centered politicians who look no further than the next election.
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05/03/2021 13:30:33 5 2
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All that shows is how low the standards are for elected representatives in the country. You don't need to actually be qualified, but just lie and over promise and you can convince a significant portion of the population to vote for you.

The fault is on that significant portion for not informing themselves before an election occurs. Charlatans can't win if they can't fool people.
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05/03/2021 15:34:49 1 0
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Not funny.
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05/03/2021 21:26:00 2 0
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And Trump got in.. The world is on a slippery, destructive, increasingly fascist, more n more wealth for the wealthy path.. Your point?
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06/03/2021 12:49:20 0 0
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but but but LaYbOrE
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05/03/2021 11:19:21 31 4
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Combating Climate Change is an area we can try and lead the world by example: if we invest heavily in renewable energy, hydrogen fuel capacity, alternative materials (like hemp over wood/paper), habitat restoration and more.

However we shouldn’t just expect whoever’s in charge to do this, we have to scrutinise them constantly to deliver, whether we support them or not.
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05/03/2021 11:35:12 11 12
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We elect a govt to do the work for us, I’ve got better things to do than to ‘scrutinise’ them 24/7. If they’re not up to the job they should let someone else do it.
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05/03/2021 13:21:24 3 1
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We should just give up on "trying to lead the world", and just get on with the job at hand.

The rhetoric just deludes us into thinking that we are already doing a good job when it comes to climate change, when it is clear that we are not, so there is much less action than is required.
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06/03/2021 21:57:43 0 0
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We should only invest in what makes us money or prepares for the inevitable, let's not waste valuable cash on virtue-signaling to the rest of the world who won't be looking up to us.
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05/03/2021 11:19:46 7 4
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Utterly pathetic ...

The universe didn't notice when Mars died, it won't notice when our world follows

The rich will inherit what's left - there will be anarchy beforehand
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05/03/2021 12:27:48 3 3
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Lack of sufficient vulcanism to replenish the atmosphere is what did for Mars. Hardly a problem for the Earth.
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05/03/2021 11:19:49 83 19
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Of course the Tories have a climate change plan.
And that plan is to line their own pockets so that they can insulate themselves against the impact of climate change.

The plebs and the country don't matter to them, as long as they themselves are ok.
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05/03/2021 14:18:48 12 18
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To be honest this pretty much applies to all politicians, regardless of party.

Why pad someone else's pocket when it's much easier to pad your own?
Clearly you are a pleb based on your idiotic comment. Momentum becokons comrade! Removed
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05/03/2021 11:12:45 134 42
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The government has no plan.

Sounds about right.

Just keep clowning around and hope the right wing press will cover for you.
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05/03/2021 11:23:36 42 7
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Which just shows how many people can be fooled by soundbites and rhetoric.
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05/03/2021 11:24:58 34 3
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Riding a tide of Covid inspired goodwill largely due to the one thing Bozo got right - vaccines.

Won’t last, though. We do need a better opposition, though.
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05/03/2021 11:28:20 43 10
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As i said, it's easy to fool people. Take the vaccine for example, it was developed by a half-Swedish company with EU funding, approved to EU standards and manufactured in the EU. It's a pity that English nationalists think it's a purely UK thing.

It's also a pity that the European Medicines Agency moved from London to Amsterdam with the loss of 900 jobs.
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05/03/2021 12:04:33 25 4
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That's more damning of the public really. Either we have a lot of people into sado masochism or people dont care that they are being abused by the party in charge and are experiencing some sort of Stockholm syndrom
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05/03/2021 12:13:17 8 4
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That's right, and bu****r the planet, let somebody else worry about it..............?
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05/03/2021 11:20:06 26 4
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It's a disaster that ahead of one of the most important meetings for the future of the planet we have a bunch of chancers in charge of the country and the meeting. Anyone who has followed their make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach to covid knows this will not end well.
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05/03/2021 11:39:12 4 26
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"...their make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach..." is actually

the agile intelligent response to an ever changing situation, as oppose to setting covid et al. response in stone.
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05/03/2021 23:30:18 0 2
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Time for bed Zeberdee!
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05/03/2021 11:21:00 62 8
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I'm afraid the current government are all empty rhetoric and no action.

There was never really a plan for managing the pandemic or the Brexit negotiations hence the sorry mess we ended up with on both of these.

The economic cost will be much worse than if somebody competent had been in charge.
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05/03/2021 12:42:51 48 2
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In 2016 we fully commited to Exercise Cygnus, to test our ability to cope with a full blown Flu type pandemic. We gathered large amounts of useful information, like the need for PPE, etc. then in Jan 2020 promptly ignored all that work and looked totally inept. And have done ever since, bloody shambles............?
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05/03/2021 11:21:09 57 9
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If this government had a plan for anything it would be the first time, 99% of the time they're winging it.
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05/03/2021 11:46:14 5 29
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You're busy today!
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05/03/2021 14:18:50 0 1
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Only 99%?

What's the 1% - filling in their expenses?
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05/03/2021 11:21:21 6 11
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Why bother with a plan. The UK could be completely depopulated on Sunday and any gain from that would be eliminated by China et al by tea time on Tuesday. Wearing a hair shirt for no good reason is not smart.
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:21:25 9 4
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They just don't get it. The problem is an environmentally friendly world is more equitable but this goes against big business who gain wealth through exploitation and division. Everybody loses.
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05/03/2021 11:13:06 1 14
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Gov has slot on it plate
Brexit and covid
Give them a bit of a break
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:25:27 9 2
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They caused Brexit so own it.
They caused a bigger Covid disaster than was necessary through inaction, lies, and incompetence, so own it.
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05/03/2021 11:16:59 1 9
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Don't matter what UK dose with the likes of China and India
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05/03/2021 11:43:21 4 1
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Yep. Countries with huge populations need to do lots, so Fred doesn't need to do anything.
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05/03/2021 11:17:47 33 4
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‘No climate change plan’

Doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.
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05/03/2021 15:43:05 10 21
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We don't need a plan, cyclical climate change is a natural phenomenon. Zealots like Roger H are always doom mongering with little evidence to support their cartoon theories.
The so called CO2 induced wildfires in California are at a small fraction of the frequency and extent of a hundred years ago, for example.
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05/03/2021 11:11:52 91 21
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Headline is wrong it should read:

Government has no plan.
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05/03/2021 11:11:18 34 12
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No climate change plan. And no respect for our nurses.

Tackling climate change isn't optional. We MUST solve this.
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05/03/2021 11:18:49 4 18
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Here it comes the mindless Tory bashing

??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:36:13 18 2
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Well the Tories certainly are mindless.

Decent pay rise for nurses????
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05/03/2021 11:40:25 15 2
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Here it comes the mindless and clueless Tory...

??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:22:06 4 9
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Off course it does not really. The fist action would be ending immigration the prime driver of population increase, the worst most damaging thing you can do, adding humans to the top polluting tier.

Besides the point of government is to grant planning gain to their mates by concreting over green fields becoming instant millionaires for nothing. Hence all the help to bid up subsidies. Green ??
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05/03/2021 11:33:12 6 1
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Stopping immigration from other planets might be useful, but I’m not sure this is very common.
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05/03/2021 11:18:37 4 18
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There are more pressing and immediate issues for this country before going on about climate change.
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05/03/2021 11:22:14 2 10
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Maybe our "climate change plan" should be to ask China to stop building coal fired power stations or somesuch, because one thing's for sure: the UK's paltry 2% contribution to world CO2 doesn't matter one way or the other!

Oh sorry, I forget. We must sacrifice our manufacturing and power sector jobs to "set an example"....
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05/03/2021 11:23:36 42 7
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Which just shows how many people can be fooled by soundbites and rhetoric.
"Which just shows how many people can be fooled by soundbites and rhetoric"

Keep telling yourself that, and all your left wing pals in all your little echo chambers. It's fine by me; burying your heads in the sand and denying reality will keep the woke out, and the Conservative govt that we do need, perpetually in power, year in and year out.

You and your ilk never understand the British public.
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05/03/2021 12:07:57 6 27
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Like you are filled by slanted bbc headlines on a daily basis
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05/03/2021 11:18:37 4 18
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There are more pressing and immediate issues for this country before going on about climate change.
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05/03/2021 11:23:38 7 2
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more pressing and immediate issues such as demonstrating a complete lack of understanding and awareness
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05/03/2021 11:24:58 34 3
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Riding a tide of Covid inspired goodwill largely due to the one thing Bozo got right - vaccines.

Won’t last, though. We do need a better opposition, though.
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05/03/2021 11:29:28 39 10
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He didn't invent the vaccine, he didn't come up with the idea to delay doses, he isn't the one who came up with the logistic plans to distribute them, he isn't the one putting jabs into peoples arms.

He is a glory hunter and doesn't care which is why he gave everyone in the NHS a paltry 1% pay rise.
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05/03/2021 11:49:31 14 43
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Bozo this, Cummings that, blah blah

Don't you lot get tired of this, day in and day out, churning out the same old rubbish? Open your eyes and look around you! The Great British Public *does not want* a left wing government; Corbyn failed so badly it's not even funny, with Labour's worst defeat in 90 years?

Most of us think "Bozo" is doing okay, under difficult circumstances.
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05/03/2021 12:15:51 10 4
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The Vaccines came despite anything the Clown did, very fortuitous for him, in my opinion...............?
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05/03/2021 11:13:06 1 14
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Gov has slot on it plate
Brexit and covid
Give them a bit of a break
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:25:27 9 2
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They caused Brexit so own it.
They caused a bigger Covid disaster than was necessary through inaction, lies, and incompetence, so own it.
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05/03/2021 11:45:31 1 4
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They caused brexit? We voted on that! They caused covid to be worse in what way, are we not streets ahead of most nation with beating this desease? Or are you blaming them for the stupidity of a large number of the population?
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05/03/2021 11:39:18 0 4
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Cool they are own it and putting climate on the back burner
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05/03/2021 11:26:01 49 6
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Why would we expect a HMG led by Boris Johnson to have a plan for anything other than being Him being PM?
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05/03/2021 13:18:14 25 4
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Well, we all knew that. But there is a very loud, deluded and obnoxious minority who still cling onto the idea that he is anything other than that.

You will find many of them on this HYS in fact.

How a cult of personality can arise for someone who is utterly useless I will never know.
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05/03/2021 23:27:57 0 1
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Time for bed!
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05/03/2021 11:24:03 3 4
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Would help to produce more in the UK for the UK
1000s of trucks coming for the UK don't help
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05/03/2021 11:39:25 8 2
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The trucks aren't coming any more due to Brexit red tape. Exports are down 68%.
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05/03/2021 11:49:02 5 3
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Trouble is you can't build decent sized factories in the UK anymore.

Try to build in conservative commuter belt and the residents are horrified because it spoils their view, environment etc.

Try to build in labour heartlands and the residents are horrified that they might be expected to work in them.
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05/03/2021 11:11:52 91 21
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Headline is wrong it should read:

Government has no plan.
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05/03/2021 11:27:58 13 5
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350m a week to give nurses £3.50 a week pay increase.

Now THAT’s a plan!
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05/03/2021 11:28:20 43 10
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As i said, it's easy to fool people. Take the vaccine for example, it was developed by a half-Swedish company with EU funding, approved to EU standards and manufactured in the EU. It's a pity that English nationalists think it's a purely UK thing.

It's also a pity that the European Medicines Agency moved from London to Amsterdam with the loss of 900 jobs.
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05/03/2021 12:25:48 10 5
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"Take the vaccine for example"...

It was also still approved and procured while following EU laws in the transition period. We didn't have to damage ourselves with Brexit to have exactly the same access as now. We have good vaccines because UK has always been a biotech leader, partly through international cooperation. We will find it difficult to keep our CC promises without such cooperation too.
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05/03/2021 11:18:37 4 18
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There are more pressing and immediate issues for this country before going on about climate change.
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05/03/2021 11:28:48 4 1
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... I forgot foresight and of course the children
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05/03/2021 11:29:22 100 27
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11:11 U19265807

No climate change plan. And no respect for our nurses.

Tackling climate change isn't optional. We MUST solve this.

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The hypocrisy of this government is astounding, gives the wife of a tory MP the job of test and trace without putting it out to tender then hands her £2.2bn. Then they stand there clapping for nurses and doctors and say they can only afford a 1% pay rise.
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05/03/2021 11:41:39 24 48
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The contracts had already been signed before Dido Harding had been appointed, so you can't blame her for that part.
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05/03/2021 11:24:58 34 3
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Riding a tide of Covid inspired goodwill largely due to the one thing Bozo got right - vaccines.

Won’t last, though. We do need a better opposition, though.
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05/03/2021 11:29:28 39 10
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He didn't invent the vaccine, he didn't come up with the idea to delay doses, he isn't the one who came up with the logistic plans to distribute them, he isn't the one putting jabs into peoples arms.

He is a glory hunter and doesn't care which is why he gave everyone in the NHS a paltry 1% pay rise.
"He" has not given the NHS a pay rise of 1%; it has only been put forward by the Govt. The award won't be decided by the pay review body until May. Keep calm! Removed
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05/03/2021 11:30:15 3 3
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Investors in, and lovers of, amazon.com should start-up the next unicorn ... bleak&barren.com
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05/03/2021 11:30:43 2 17
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As soon as I started reading this article I was just waiting for the phrase...

"the committee's Labour chairwoman, said: "

The keyword in there is "labour", so basically somebody using a parliamentary committee to score political points.
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05/03/2021 11:36:10 10 1
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Both committees have a Conservative majority. You knew that, right?
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05/03/2021 11:39:48 8 1
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The public accounts committee has 16 members, 9 of who are conservative. The business committee has 11 members, 6 of who are conservative so they are both tory majority committees.
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05/03/2021 12:05:03 0 2
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Oh dear
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05/03/2021 12:06:25 2 1
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The Committee has more Tories than Labour sitting, methinks you need to rethink your Bias!
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05/03/2021 13:09:47 0 1
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What a truly ludicrous post. Both committees have Tory majorities.
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05/03/2021 11:22:06 4 9
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Off course it does not really. The fist action would be ending immigration the prime driver of population increase, the worst most damaging thing you can do, adding humans to the top polluting tier.

Besides the point of government is to grant planning gain to their mates by concreting over green fields becoming instant millionaires for nothing. Hence all the help to bid up subsidies. Green ??
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05/03/2021 11:33:12 6 1
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Stopping immigration from other planets might be useful, but I’m not sure this is very common.
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05/03/2021 11:19:21 31 4
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Combating Climate Change is an area we can try and lead the world by example: if we invest heavily in renewable energy, hydrogen fuel capacity, alternative materials (like hemp over wood/paper), habitat restoration and more.

However we shouldn’t just expect whoever’s in charge to do this, we have to scrutinise them constantly to deliver, whether we support them or not.
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05/03/2021 11:35:12 11 12
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We elect a govt to do the work for us, I’ve got better things to do than to ‘scrutinise’ them 24/7. If they’re not up to the job they should let someone else do it.
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05/03/2021 11:45:38 6 2
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It isn't the government which has to make the personal changes. That is for us to do.
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05/03/2021 11:47:14 5 1
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Like who?
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05/03/2021 12:39:47 1 1
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What do you mean "if"?
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05/03/2021 15:34:19 1 0
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Laughable - keep voting tory ;)
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05/03/2021 11:30:43 2 17
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As soon as I started reading this article I was just waiting for the phrase...

"the committee's Labour chairwoman, said: "

The keyword in there is "labour", so basically somebody using a parliamentary committee to score political points.
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05/03/2021 11:36:10 10 1
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Both committees have a Conservative majority. You knew that, right?
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05/03/2021 11:18:49 4 18
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Here it comes the mindless Tory bashing

??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:36:13 18 2
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Well the Tories certainly are mindless.

Decent pay rise for nurses????
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:36:27 10 1
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All goods need to have a Carbon tax so we can begin to understand the true cost to our planet. Remember cheap goods to produce might actually be costing the planet and us much much more when climate change is put into the equation.
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05/03/2021 11:45:04 2 8
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UK would play to the rules.

ROW would cheat like VW.
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05/03/2021 11:38:06 14 3
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Tories -Green in name only...
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05/03/2021 11:40:56 10 4
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Blue is the colour,
Greenbacks is the game,
we’re all in it together,
coz winning is the aim..
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05/03/2021 23:33:56 0 0
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As reflected in the budget and intention to invest billions in green energy you mean. Keep up!
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05/03/2021 11:20:06 26 4
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It's a disaster that ahead of one of the most important meetings for the future of the planet we have a bunch of chancers in charge of the country and the meeting. Anyone who has followed their make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach to covid knows this will not end well.
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05/03/2021 11:39:12 4 26
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"...their make-it-up-as-you-go-along approach..." is actually

the agile intelligent response to an ever changing situation, as oppose to setting covid et al. response in stone.
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05/03/2021 12:45:28 4 1
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Agile? Intelligent? What ever your drinking, take more water with it. It's not helping you.
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05/03/2021 13:14:27 2 1
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Saying that indecision is the corner-stone of flexibility shows just how out of touch with reality you are. If we are to govern in an agile fashion we should have elections every 2 weeks!
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05/03/2021 13:23:03 2 1
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"Agile intelligent response" - don't make me laugh.
More like lurching from one disaster to another.
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05/03/2021 11:24:03 3 4
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Would help to produce more in the UK for the UK
1000s of trucks coming for the UK don't help
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05/03/2021 11:39:25 8 2
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The trucks aren't coming any more due to Brexit red tape. Exports are down 68%.
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05/03/2021 11:30:43 2 17
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As soon as I started reading this article I was just waiting for the phrase...

"the committee's Labour chairwoman, said: "

The keyword in there is "labour", so basically somebody using a parliamentary committee to score political points.
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05/03/2021 11:39:48 8 1
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The public accounts committee has 16 members, 9 of who are conservative. The business committee has 11 members, 6 of who are conservative so they are both tory majority committees.
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05/03/2021 11:40:20 9 3
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The Tory government have no plans for anything apart from emptying the public coffers for their mates.
Read the budget you idiot! Removed
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05/03/2021 11:18:49 4 18
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Here it comes the mindless Tory bashing

??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:40:25 15 2
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Here it comes the mindless and clueless Tory...

??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:40:47 14 2
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Like Fagin's song in the musical Oliver, "We're reviewing the situation."

That always seems to be the govt response to any and everything they don't want to deal with or be questioned on. The equivalent of kicking the ball into the long grass.

If they really want to be green - Stop HS2 - or at least make it normal speed 1 and save ancient woodlands and areas of natural beauty.
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05/03/2021 11:44:07 5 17
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"make it normal speed 1".

About as useful as Labour (Corbyn) buying Trident submarines, but letting the whole world know they won't be armed.
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05/03/2021 11:49:33 0 4
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I’m often puzzled why building a mass transit system capable of being powered by renewable energy is not considered positive in the bid to reduce climate change. As far as ancient woodlands in Britain we don’t really have any that are more than a few hundred years old.
590
06/03/2021 13:19:03 0 0
bbc
Lionel Bart's Oliver ditty ends thus.
"I think I'd better think it out again".
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05/03/2021 11:38:06 14 3
bbc
Tories -Green in name only...
49
05/03/2021 11:40:56 10 4
bbc
Blue is the colour,
Greenbacks is the game,
we’re all in it together,
coz winning is the aim..
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05/03/2021 11:41:15 13 4
bbc
There are no viable plans until it is recognised that there are too many humans and something is done to reverse this. Our lifestyle since the industrial revolution is the cause of the climate problem, pretending electric cars and smart phones will help is naïve at best. How do you tell Africa that they cant have what we had for the last 200 years? You can't.
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05/03/2021 12:03:11 0 7
bbc
Yes we did Enslave them!
99
CH
05/03/2021 12:03:34 1 2
bbc
Covid was probably natures response to overpopulation but we stopped that from slimming the numbers!
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tux
05/03/2021 12:13:34 1 2
bbc
Half the world's population is over the age of 30 years old (median age). The trend is that the median age is slowly increasing each year. This means the increase in the population is due to a low death rate and not a high birth rate. By 2100, the population could have collapsed due to having a death rate (old people finally died off) being higher than the birth rate.
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05/03/2021 11:29:22 100 27
bbc
11:11 U19265807

No climate change plan. And no respect for our nurses.

Tackling climate change isn't optional. We MUST solve this.

----

The hypocrisy of this government is astounding, gives the wife of a tory MP the job of test and trace without putting it out to tender then hands her £2.2bn. Then they stand there clapping for nurses and doctors and say they can only afford a 1% pay rise.
51
05/03/2021 11:41:39 24 48
bbc
The contracts had already been signed before Dido Harding had been appointed, so you can't blame her for that part.
140
05/03/2021 12:24:25 24 5
bbc
He's not blaming Harding; he's criticising the government. And it was £22bn wasted, not £2.2bn.
168
05/03/2021 12:37:51 13 3
bbc
So who's fault is it that it's not fit for purpose????
477
05/03/2021 22:35:06 11 0
bbc
This government spent £22 billion on untendered contracts with Boris's mates to develop a test and trace system that didn't work properly.

That is £20,000 for every person who 'does work properly' for the NHS.

22 billion / 1.1 million = 20,000 per person.

and now we are told that this ERG government can only afford the cost of one sandwich extra per week for each NHS worker?
52
05/03/2021 11:29:26 3 12
bbc
I like warmer weather and V8 4x4s
Sod the climate

????
94
05/03/2021 12:02:04 3 3
bbc
Sod You Too
53
05/03/2021 11:43:07 2 11
bbc
with immigration to the UK adding over 2'850'000 carbon ton to the UK Foot print every year .and not being addressed in any way shape or form .

I really cant be bothered to even try to cut my carbon foot print

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05/03/2021 12:00:57 4 2
bbc
I agree can we send all the English back to Germany Holland Denmark and Western Poland please!
54
05/03/2021 11:43:11 5 12
bbc
Zero emissions is a wretched plan that will cause misery and poverty.
Only eco misanthropes like Roger Harrabin want it. Deaths from natural and weather related disasters are at an all time low.

https://ourworldindata.org/natural-disasters

Covid is what a real emergency looks like - shame on these green extremists.
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05/03/2021 11:43:11 68 20
bbc
Why am I not surprised. Boris along with Trump are both deniers of Climate Change. But then with Boris' track record what do you expect? He had no plan for Covid19, even when he saw what was happening in the rest of Europe; no plan for Post Brexit Trade. He is making it up as he goes along, filling his cabinet with yes men with even less talent than himself. He is just a chancer.
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05/03/2021 11:44:51 18 39
bbc
so why ban cars running on fossil fuels by 2030 ... your post has not logic
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05/03/2021 12:36:21 3 6
bbc
Where on earth have you got the idea that he is a Climate Change denier?!
486
05/03/2021 23:26:59 1 1
bbc
Did you read about the budget on Wednesday and all the investment being injected into Humber and the North East for wind turbines? What do you do personally to help solve climate change - still driving your car?
18
05/03/2021 11:16:59 1 9
bbc
Don't matter what UK dose with the likes of China and India
56
05/03/2021 11:43:21 4 1
bbc
Yep. Countries with huge populations need to do lots, so Fred doesn't need to do anything.
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05/03/2021 11:40:47 14 2
bbc
Like Fagin's song in the musical Oliver, "We're reviewing the situation."

That always seems to be the govt response to any and everything they don't want to deal with or be questioned on. The equivalent of kicking the ball into the long grass.

If they really want to be green - Stop HS2 - or at least make it normal speed 1 and save ancient woodlands and areas of natural beauty.
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05/03/2021 11:44:07 5 17
bbc
"make it normal speed 1".

About as useful as Labour (Corbyn) buying Trident submarines, but letting the whole world know they won't be armed.
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05/03/2021 11:43:11 68 20
bbc
Why am I not surprised. Boris along with Trump are both deniers of Climate Change. But then with Boris' track record what do you expect? He had no plan for Covid19, even when he saw what was happening in the rest of Europe; no plan for Post Brexit Trade. He is making it up as he goes along, filling his cabinet with yes men with even less talent than himself. He is just a chancer.
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05/03/2021 11:44:51 18 39
bbc
so why ban cars running on fossil fuels by 2030 ... your post has not logic
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05/03/2021 11:50:19 15 5
bbc
Even this plan is unfeasible to implement. Current electric car battery technology is overly reliant on mining (which in itself is causing climate change). The cars require charging; for which I am assuming that you believe Electricity is magically generated. We have insufficient wind/solar & storage for what is generated to replace all of our Gas. Oil, Nuclear Power Stations. So get real.
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05/03/2021 11:59:32 11 1
bbc
Your post makes no sense?
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Pip
05/03/2021 12:34:16 13 3
bbc
He saw the 'Anti Fossil Bandwagon' rolling down the road, and without a thought, and I mean any thought, he jumped on, A proven chancer..........?
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05/03/2021 13:19:24 5 2
bbc
Two things: Firstly it's 2035 for fossil fuels cars because hybrids still take petrol.
Secondly, and more importantly, this is a nonsense. Every manufacturer is investing in EVs now and just sweating their engine plant assets. My bet is by 2025 you won't be able to buy a car that isn't a hybrid and 2030 they'll all be EVs. Nothing to do with the government.
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05/03/2021 13:26:54 9 1
bbc
Without infrastructure all electric cars are useless for the majority of households

Where are the plans to
Install thousands of on-route charging points
Build all new homes with charging points
Recycle thousands of batteries that only accept half
the charge, half the distance
???
???

Watch the government just kick the can down the street!
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05/03/2021 14:32:50 4 1
bbc
Because it sounds good, and by then, if it doesn't work, he can (or already will have) stepped down and won't have to even worry about it, and, if the Tories lose an election between now and then, not their problem if it doesn't get met and allows political point scoring agaisnt the opposition. Boris just wants to look good to the public, that should be obvious by now.
365
05/03/2021 15:33:17 1 0
bbc
Don't be daft.
468
05/03/2021 21:18:38 0 1
bbc
...and build more coal fired power stations? Your logic?
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as
06/03/2021 10:33:40 0 0
bbc
They aren't banned, just new I.c. cars just wont be sold any more. As very few will be able to afford an electric car you can expect the dirty diesel and petrol cars (and lorry's!) to be running well after 2030.
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:36:27 10 1
bbc
All goods need to have a Carbon tax so we can begin to understand the true cost to our planet. Remember cheap goods to produce might actually be costing the planet and us much much more when climate change is put into the equation.
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05/03/2021 11:45:04 2 8
bbc
UK would play to the rules.

ROW would cheat like VW.
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Pip
05/03/2021 12:51:17 1 1
bbc
With our current way of reneging on agreements, that doesn't really ring true anymore.......?
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05/03/2021 11:45:25 63 12
bbc
No more than expected.
Perfidious Albion personified.
Boris likes the idea of (non-realised big spend) projects and waving at the prols while pretending to be a prudent leader.
Facts are that the only thing he has managed since acquiring his role (and that by lies and obfuscation) is the vaccine roll out which was managed by others.
Failings continue yet some continue to believe in him.
Sour grapes, much?

If you think any of us think that things would've been any better under that deluded, septuagenarian evergreen idiot protestor Corbyn, you are seriously mistaken.

Johnson has made serious mistakes but also has major successes. This is the grown up view, and no doubt explains the Tories' latest 13% rampant poll lead.
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05/03/2021 23:23:47 0 2
bbc
I bet you own and drive a car, bit hypocritical don't you think!
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:25:27 9 2
bbc
They caused Brexit so own it.
They caused a bigger Covid disaster than was necessary through inaction, lies, and incompetence, so own it.
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05/03/2021 11:45:31 1 4
bbc
They caused brexit? We voted on that! They caused covid to be worse in what way, are we not streets ahead of most nation with beating this desease? Or are you blaming them for the stupidity of a large number of the population?
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CH
05/03/2021 12:07:27 1 1
bbc
I expect that the OP meant that the Tories have implemented a terrible Brexit that has screwed the UK.
38
05/03/2021 11:35:12 11 12
bbc
We elect a govt to do the work for us, I’ve got better things to do than to ‘scrutinise’ them 24/7. If they’re not up to the job they should let someone else do it.
62
05/03/2021 11:45:38 6 2
bbc
It isn't the government which has to make the personal changes. That is for us to do.
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05/03/2021 11:21:09 57 9
bbc
If this government had a plan for anything it would be the first time, 99% of the time they're winging it.
63
05/03/2021 11:46:14 5 29
bbc
You're busy today!
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05/03/2021 12:35:33 4 1
bbc
One of the benefits of working from home ??
274
05/03/2021 14:12:34 0 1
bbc
He's been about as successful as his namesake, too...
364
05/03/2021 15:32:55 1 0
bbc
And you ?
64
05/03/2021 11:46:18 2 6
bbc
Is Climate Change the new name for Global Warming?
77
05/03/2021 11:51:25 6 3
bbc
Yes they used to call it global warming but most of the UK said nice one bring it on. They called it climate change so they can blame anything now, not just the hot spells.
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05/03/2021 11:55:41 1 2
bbc
Two Separate entities.
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05/03/2021 12:03:30 1 1
bbc
Increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warms the planet overall, which causes changes in the fundamental cycles which affect our climate, such as the jet stream, ocean cycles, etc. So while on average the planet gets warmer, extreme weather events become more frequent, such as floods, hurricanes, and also long cold periods like Texas a few weeks ago.
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05/03/2021 11:23:36 42 7
bbc
Which just shows how many people can be fooled by soundbites and rhetoric.
"Which just shows how many people can be fooled by soundbites and rhetoric"

Keep telling yourself that, and all your left wing pals in all your little echo chambers. It's fine by me; burying your heads in the sand and denying reality will keep the woke out, and the Conservative govt that we do need, perpetually in power, year in and year out.

You and your ilk never understand the British public.
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05/03/2021 13:10:02 10 4
bbc
You don't speak for the "British public"... It is your lot that is denying reality, willing to invent any story possible to try to spin any and every event in your favour regardless if it is true or not.

Government has no plan on climate change "Ah, well it is not our fault, it is the fault of x, y and z".

Delusional clown who does nothing but deflect criticism and responsibility.
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DBM
05/03/2021 11:25:27 9 2
bbc
They caused Brexit so own it.
They caused a bigger Covid disaster than was necessary through inaction, lies, and incompetence, so own it.
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05/03/2021 11:39:18 0 4
bbc
Cool they are own it and putting climate on the back burner
??????????????
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05/03/2021 11:19:01 7 32
bbc
Nice
One
Never
Criticise Tories
Ever
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Oooh, you're hard. Removed
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05/03/2021 11:35:12 11 12
bbc
We elect a govt to do the work for us, I’ve got better things to do than to ‘scrutinise’ them 24/7. If they’re not up to the job they should let someone else do it.
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05/03/2021 11:47:14 5 1
bbc
Like who?
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05/03/2021 11:48:52 18 2
bbc
"But, it says, the policies aren't agreed yet."

It is probably because there is no joined up thinking between departments. E.g. produce more food in the UK while rewilding our agricultural land.

"we have been leading the world in tackling climate change, cutting emissions by almost 44 per cent since 1990"

How much of those emissions have been outsourced to other countries? CO2 has no borders.
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05/03/2021 11:56:30 8 8
bbc
Speak to the farmers and you will probably find that our agricultural land is being farmed to produce as much food as possible already, so increasing food production while returning agricultural land to the wild is completely non-sensical.
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05/03/2021 14:05:14 1 5
bbc
You need to look to German to find the worst offender of that. They are decommissioning all their clean nuclear and buying their electricity from coal fired Russian sources.

Why don’t the eco nutters go bother them ?
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06/03/2021 15:38:13 0 0
bbc
We can re-wild the areas currently used by strange people shooting birds for fun.
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05/03/2021 11:24:03 3 4
bbc
Would help to produce more in the UK for the UK
1000s of trucks coming for the UK don't help
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05/03/2021 11:49:02 5 3
bbc
Trouble is you can't build decent sized factories in the UK anymore.

Try to build in conservative commuter belt and the residents are horrified because it spoils their view, environment etc.

Try to build in labour heartlands and the residents are horrified that they might be expected to work in them.
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05/03/2021 11:49:17 23 4
bbc
All hot air and no action - Boris the dictator.
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05/03/2021 15:47:46 7 11
bbc
I hope so, because I do not want to be paying 5 or 10 times more for my energy. Which is what will happen if we follow the loony tune prescriptions of the green industry racketeers.
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05/03/2021 23:32:13 0 2
bbc
As in covid-vaccine rollout you mean?
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05/03/2021 11:24:58 34 3
bbc
Riding a tide of Covid inspired goodwill largely due to the one thing Bozo got right - vaccines.

Won’t last, though. We do need a better opposition, though.
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05/03/2021 11:49:31 14 43
bbc
Bozo this, Cummings that, blah blah

Don't you lot get tired of this, day in and day out, churning out the same old rubbish? Open your eyes and look around you! The Great British Public *does not want* a left wing government; Corbyn failed so badly it's not even funny, with Labour's worst defeat in 90 years?

Most of us think "Bozo" is doing okay, under difficult circumstances.
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05/03/2021 12:00:35 38 7
bbc
"Bozo" is a proven liar , and a sham of a PM. Should make any intelligent person ashamed to be English. The very worst government in my long lifetime.
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Pip
05/03/2021 12:29:25 12 3
bbc
He got a lot of people to believe a load of lying b*****t, on the side of a 'Big Red Bus', doesn't say a lot for the 'Keeping up Appearances' brigade does it, so easily lead...........?

I do agree about Labour though, Corbyn was just didn't cut the ice............?
Bozo is doing OK and so are all his cronies. His list of misdemeanours grows daily as does your stupidity for defending him. Removed
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05/03/2021 13:08:39 10 3
bbc
You must be Lord Raiden the eminent Sociologist. Either that or you make things on the hoof like Bozo.
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05/03/2021 14:13:55 4 3
bbc
The circumstances are difficult only because he avoids taking any decision until only one option remains. That 'strategy' has lead to so many dead end U-turns it's irritating.
He churns out the same old rubbish. Much of it untrue, like covid deals not in fact being "on the record for everyone to see".

He seems to think the UK electorate is stupid. If most think he's doing OK, he may be right.
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05/03/2021 17:54:03 3 2
bbc
Most of us never thought "Bozo is doing okay", at best 43% of the electorate.

He's been a glory hunter from the outset, diving into support Brexit after changing his spots to have a stab at Prime Ministers roll.

No plan there either, when Boris discovered he couldn't undo 47 years worth of ties to EU in a few months.
Even had to remove the whip from 21 of his own MP's to get his way, shameful.
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mat
06/03/2021 23:16:30 0 0
bbc
Rubbish.
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05/03/2021 11:40:47 14 2
bbc
Like Fagin's song in the musical Oliver, "We're reviewing the situation."

That always seems to be the govt response to any and everything they don't want to deal with or be questioned on. The equivalent of kicking the ball into the long grass.

If they really want to be green - Stop HS2 - or at least make it normal speed 1 and save ancient woodlands and areas of natural beauty.
73
05/03/2021 11:49:33 0 4
bbc
I’m often puzzled why building a mass transit system capable of being powered by renewable energy is not considered positive in the bid to reduce climate change. As far as ancient woodlands in Britain we don’t really have any that are more than a few hundred years old.
100
05/03/2021 12:04:22 2 1
bbc
There are many Ancient Woodlands in Wales that have not been Touched, thank God!
591
06/03/2021 13:21:57 0 0
bbc
Jumbo. We have 2,400 square miles, 610,000 hectares of woodland over 400 years old.
74
05/03/2021 11:50:11 1 8
bbc
Frankly I'm more worried about our economic situation, get that sorted first then we can worry about that later.
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Leo
05/03/2021 11:50:11 21 5
bbc
"It's just so unfair!" whined Boris the teenager. "I hate you all!"
231
05/03/2021 13:26:21 6 12
bbc
You think Boris is unhappy right now, with a 13% lead in the polls and much better popularity rating than Starmer?
491
05/03/2021 23:31:37 0 1
bbc
Bet you moaned about the brilliant rollout of covid vaccines?
58
05/03/2021 11:44:51 18 39
bbc
so why ban cars running on fossil fuels by 2030 ... your post has not logic
76
05/03/2021 11:50:19 15 5
bbc
Even this plan is unfeasible to implement. Current electric car battery technology is overly reliant on mining (which in itself is causing climate change). The cars require charging; for which I am assuming that you believe Electricity is magically generated. We have insufficient wind/solar & storage for what is generated to replace all of our Gas. Oil, Nuclear Power Stations. So get real.
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05/03/2021 14:28:28 1 4
bbc
We don't need to replace gas, oil and nuclear power stations in order to change transport to electric. Electric is more efficient and will result in less CO2 output immediately, so the decision is clear.
Mining does not cause climate change itself, infact electric motors are the main source of movement in mines. Decarbonising electricity can be done in paralell.
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05/03/2021 11:46:18 2 6
bbc
Is Climate Change the new name for Global Warming?
77
05/03/2021 11:51:25 6 3
bbc
Yes they used to call it global warming but most of the UK said nice one bring it on. They called it climate change so they can blame anything now, not just the hot spells.
84
05/03/2021 11:58:00 3 1
bbc
They are two separate meanings with different Scientific involvement, but both are Disastrous for the Planet and are linked.
Nice
One
Never
Criticise Tories
Ever
Removed
Oooh, you're hard. Removed
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05/03/2021 11:52:46 17 4
bbc
Frankly shocked to find the government has no plan. Not....
80
05/03/2021 11:54:12 38 3
bbc
Have they got a plan for anything apart from Boris's Flat!
145
05/03/2021 12:27:15 9 2
bbc
Top comment!
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05/03/2021 13:12:10 2 1
bbc
Even that isn't Boris's plan...
64
05/03/2021 11:46:18 2 6
bbc
Is Climate Change the new name for Global Warming?
81
05/03/2021 11:55:41 1 2
bbc
Two Separate entities.
82
05/03/2021 11:55:54 2 6
bbc
All we have to do is stop fires starting, ban people from forests and open spaces and stop all lightning. Next, extinguish all active volcanoes, ban all fossil fuels including electricity and gas, do away with agriculture but grow weeds for bio fuel, stop: eating meat, passing wind and burping, cut out alcohol, and hope the wind blows and the sun shines 24/7 for green energy OR do away with man!
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05/03/2021 11:48:52 18 2
bbc
"But, it says, the policies aren't agreed yet."

It is probably because there is no joined up thinking between departments. E.g. produce more food in the UK while rewilding our agricultural land.

"we have been leading the world in tackling climate change, cutting emissions by almost 44 per cent since 1990"

How much of those emissions have been outsourced to other countries? CO2 has no borders.
83
05/03/2021 11:56:30 8 8
bbc
Speak to the farmers and you will probably find that our agricultural land is being farmed to produce as much food as possible already, so increasing food production while returning agricultural land to the wild is completely non-sensical.
154
05/03/2021 12:30:50 2 1
bbc
"so increasing food production while returning agricultural land to the wild is completely non-sensical."

Exactly, as I said.... no joined up thinking!
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06/03/2021 12:56:09 0 0
bbc
Last time I checked, it was being sold off for new housing so that wealthy people can buy new homes to rent out.
617
06/03/2021 15:42:48 0 0
bbc
We mustn't forget that if we ate a lot less meat then farmers would be able to produce a lot more food and energy crops too.
77
05/03/2021 11:51:25 6 3
bbc
Yes they used to call it global warming but most of the UK said nice one bring it on. They called it climate change so they can blame anything now, not just the hot spells.
84
05/03/2021 11:58:00 3 1
bbc
They are two separate meanings with different Scientific involvement, but both are Disastrous for the Planet and are linked.
85
05/03/2021 11:59:26 1 4
bbc
World population in 1950 c 2.5 billion

World population in 2020 c 7.5 billion

Discuss...
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CH
05/03/2021 12:00:50 6 1
bbc
Have you got kids? If so you are perpetuating the problem ??
90
05/03/2021 12:01:19 7 1
bbc
Advanced economies with negative population growth.

Discuss...
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evz
05/03/2021 12:02:38 3 1
bbc
So what you want to discuss...want to off 5bill ppl!?
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05/03/2021 12:09:13 2 1
bbc
in 1950 how did they count them?
120
05/03/2021 12:12:08 4 1
bbc
Malthusian Eugenicists are anti-human bores. Discuss.
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tux
05/03/2021 12:41:57 3 1
bbc
Low death rate is the reason. The death rate is currently half the birth rate. However, the birth rate is too low to sustain the current size of the population over a century. When the high numbers of old people start to die off, the death rate could be higher than the birth rate and population collapse could occur by 2100.
58
05/03/2021 11:44:51 18 39
bbc
so why ban cars running on fossil fuels by 2030 ... your post has not logic
86
05/03/2021 11:59:32 11 1
bbc
Your post makes no sense?
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05/03/2021 11:49:31 14 43
bbc
Bozo this, Cummings that, blah blah

Don't you lot get tired of this, day in and day out, churning out the same old rubbish? Open your eyes and look around you! The Great British Public *does not want* a left wing government; Corbyn failed so badly it's not even funny, with Labour's worst defeat in 90 years?

Most of us think "Bozo" is doing okay, under difficult circumstances.
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05/03/2021 12:00:35 38 7
bbc
"Bozo" is a proven liar , and a sham of a PM. Should make any intelligent person ashamed to be English. The very worst government in my long lifetime.
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05/03/2021 22:38:05 0 0
bbc
Even worse tha Wilson, Blair or Brown. Callaghan doesn't count as he was lumbered with the mess Wilson left behind but 25% inflation etc.
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05/03/2021 11:59:26 1 4
bbc
World population in 1950 c 2.5 billion

World population in 2020 c 7.5 billion

Discuss...
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CH
05/03/2021 12:00:50 6 1
bbc
Have you got kids? If so you are perpetuating the problem ??
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05/03/2021 11:43:07 2 11
bbc
with immigration to the UK adding over 2'850'000 carbon ton to the UK Foot print every year .and not being addressed in any way shape or form .

I really cant be bothered to even try to cut my carbon foot print

89
05/03/2021 12:00:57 4 2
bbc
I agree can we send all the English back to Germany Holland Denmark and Western Poland please!
85
05/03/2021 11:59:26 1 4
bbc
World population in 1950 c 2.5 billion

World population in 2020 c 7.5 billion

Discuss...
90
05/03/2021 12:01:19 7 1
bbc
Advanced economies with negative population growth.

Discuss...
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evz
05/03/2021 12:01:44 2 3
bbc
As if ANY government ever has any plans! They try to make it up as they go along, all we can do is hope & vote for the currently best option.
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05/03/2021 11:45:25 63 12
bbc
No more than expected.
Perfidious Albion personified.
Boris likes the idea of (non-realised big spend) projects and waving at the prols while pretending to be a prudent leader.
Facts are that the only thing he has managed since acquiring his role (and that by lies and obfuscation) is the vaccine roll out which was managed by others.
Failings continue yet some continue to believe in him.
Sour grapes, much?

If you think any of us think that things would've been any better under that deluded, septuagenarian evergreen idiot protestor Corbyn, you are seriously mistaken.

Johnson has made serious mistakes but also has major successes. This is the grown up view, and no doubt explains the Tories' latest 13% rampant poll lead.
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05/03/2021 12:01:59 5 6
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Wild fires in California were blamed in court on a power company for poor maintenance of its lines which started them - along with booming populations into areas where the native americans would never settle (due to fire risk) and poor forest management!
STOP these Climate Change lies please BBC
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05/03/2021 12:08:58 3 1
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A rise in mean global mean surface temperature is fact, that this is partially due to man made atmospheric carbon dioxide rise and this may lead to climate change is probable, the boil on my bottom being due to climate change is journalist hyperbole.
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05/03/2021 11:29:26 3 12
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I like warmer weather and V8 4x4s
Sod the climate

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05/03/2021 12:02:04 3 3
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Sod You Too
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05/03/2021 11:59:26 1 4
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World population in 1950 c 2.5 billion

World population in 2020 c 7.5 billion

Discuss...
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05/03/2021 12:02:38 3 1
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So what you want to discuss...want to off 5bill ppl!?
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05/03/2021 11:41:15 13 4
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There are no viable plans until it is recognised that there are too many humans and something is done to reverse this. Our lifestyle since the industrial revolution is the cause of the climate problem, pretending electric cars and smart phones will help is naïve at best. How do you tell Africa that they cant have what we had for the last 200 years? You can't.
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05/03/2021 12:03:11 0 7
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Yes we did Enslave them!
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05/03/2021 23:38:10 1 0
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It was bad, it is history. So what - give it a rest!
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06/03/2021 13:27:21 1 0
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garwbaldy. When did "we" enslave Africa?
Some British merchants, along with Dutch, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Danish and Arabs conveyed people enslaved by other African tribes ,across to the New World or Arabia.
Equally, the Barbary pirates of Morocco and Algeria enslaved four million Europeans.
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05/03/2021 12:01:56 9 2
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Now why doesn't that headline surprise me...
Toxics, the no-plan party.
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05/03/2021 12:03:28 6 3
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And there you have it, a Government more interested in a dollar in their mates pockets. Singularly demonstrating a complete lack of understanding, awareness and foresight. Nine years to 2030, and a mere 5 more parliaments to 2050

The ozone layer took 80 years, smoking was good for me for 40, and cladding is a mere taxable offence

In my lifetime and up sh*t creek by most scientific measures
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05/03/2021 11:41:15 13 4
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There are no viable plans until it is recognised that there are too many humans and something is done to reverse this. Our lifestyle since the industrial revolution is the cause of the climate problem, pretending electric cars and smart phones will help is naïve at best. How do you tell Africa that they cant have what we had for the last 200 years? You can't.
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05/03/2021 12:03:34 1 2
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Covid was probably natures response to overpopulation but we stopped that from slimming the numbers!
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05/03/2021 11:49:33 0 4
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I’m often puzzled why building a mass transit system capable of being powered by renewable energy is not considered positive in the bid to reduce climate change. As far as ancient woodlands in Britain we don’t really have any that are more than a few hundred years old.
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05/03/2021 12:04:22 2 1
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There are many Ancient Woodlands in Wales that have not been Touched, thank God!
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05/03/2021 12:49:31 0 2
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Who..........?