Cumbria coal mine: Public inquiry after government U-turn
12/03/2021 | news | politics | 2,074
Ministers say "increased" controversy over the Cumbria mine means a public inquiry is needed.
"Boris Johnson risked humiliation over the mine."

Environmental, business, and local concerns are irrelevant in the decision. As with many things, it will all be about promoting the image of "Boris".
He risks humiliation just by looking at him.

He is such a mess. He is in honesty an embarrassment of a man. He can't comb his hair, he can't get a shirt that fits him, and he's the leader of this country? Stands to reason why the UK is in such a mess, have you seen the state of our PM?
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Don't be so shallow, don't make this about appearance. The man is a proven liar, incompetent to the core. *That* is the problem.
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12/03/2021 10:44:43 9 6
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I for one am glad we have a walking talking example of how appearances are completely irrelevant. too many people spend far too much time and effort trying to persuade us that it matters
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Question is....

As we need coal to make steel, do we want to mine it locally & ‘cleanly’, or import ‘dirty-mined’ coal.

My vote is local ‘clean’ coal rather than dirty coal from thousands of miles away which has additional climate impact.
If you think England is going to have a viable steel industry under the Evil Tories you are sorely mistaken. They don't subsidize industries like steel. The subsidize farmers who vote for them.

Asian steel will cost a fraction of English steel and the Evil Tories are always in a race to the bottom so they will let English steel disappear.
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12/03/2021 10:54:18 33 3
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So you want to subsidise an industry that pumps CO2 into the atmosphere instead of one that absorbs CO2?

I don't think you have thought through your argument, just got carried away with the idea you could throw in the word 'Evil' as often as possible.
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Evil, evil Tories!

You could make a catchy song out of that.
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12/03/2021 10:57:42 13 19
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The problem wasn't your "hated Tories" for no subsidising - it was the hateful EUSSR that has subsidy controls (but turns a blind eye when it is French or Italian).
In fact, why your beloved Corbyn also wanted out of the EUSSR - so he could spend other people's money to put bail out no-hoper industries and workshy Unions and Trots.
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How old are you? "Evil Tories"?
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You're not supposed to be on here during schooltime, shouldn't you be doing PE or History?
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12/03/2021 11:36:39 0 0
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They subsidise Farmers because a lot of them have Farms!
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12/03/2021 10:36:39 83 25
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Pity. Stops us importing (at CO2 cost) and our contribution to coal-based emissions is a spot on a gnat's willy, in global terms. The greens can't see the wood from the trees. Ignore them.
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can we not melt iron ore / make steel with Nuclear Energy ?
Back2school started this week. Removed
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Unfortunately the PC brigade and the woke are letting their own agenda get in the way of economic realism.
i suspect that you voted for Brexit also.... Removed
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12/03/2021 11:39:57 2 6
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Funny generalisation to make..I'm the biggest remoaner out there! I voted remain in the referendum and Lib Dem to stop Brexit at the last election.

At the next I'll vote for whoever is pro-europe, pro-immigration, anti-lockdown and anti-woke.
I think people are missing the point: how many of Johnson's mates will make money out of this? It's all that matters now. Removed
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Yawn.
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I don't think they care much about this they are making so much money out of renewable subsidies this is just pocket money.
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Do you see corruption everywhere (while the police etc are presumably complicit)?
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Unfortunately the PC brigade and the woke are letting their own agenda get in the way of economic realism.
Oooh 'woke' anything interesting in the Daily Mail today, they getting stuck into Prince Andrew yet? Removed
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You mean you didn't agree with Baroness Jones from the Green Party calling for all men to be banned from leaving their homes after 6.00 PM at night ?
She's right - didn't you know that a werewolf like transformation happens to all men at the stroke of 6pm turning us all into female attacking monsters. Does this mean that all the emergency services will be manned by females after 6pm? Removed
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12/03/2021 12:12:56 2 0
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Yes, and all male soldiers need to stay indoors after 6pm too.
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Yawn.
I agree with your one-word comment, but when I have done the same in other discussions the BBC moderators have removed it. This has happened at least twice. Removed
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12/03/2021 12:14:59 7 4
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Would the Greens be happy if we just culled humans, who just happen to drive the demand, instead?

Say one in three for the next year, then gently ramp up until the planet can flourish?
Don't joke - Jenny Jones is probably plotting a white, male cull as we speak........... Removed
Has anybody asked Haz and Meagain what they think? Their opinions seem to drive what everybody has to think these days. Removed
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Who?
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It would be to costly !
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Milliband who didn't know the price of a loaf of bread, if I recall.
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Are we not allowed to have a steel industry in the Uk? Or build roads, railways or other forms of transport? Or build any new power stations?
Do we all have to not eat red meat?
How about not flying anywhere? Or commuting? Walking to school?
How about cutting the amount of people coming to the UK to live? Or cutting the number of children we have? This will mean building less new infrastructure.
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I don't know how Ed Milliband sleeps at night.

He played politics with Syria, breaking Parliamentary convention and denying a free vote on targeted air strikes, despite widespread support.

Cameron, wisely, would not go in without Parliament.

Obama wouldn't go in without the UK.

A year later, Russia entered and instead backed Assad.

Millions dead or displaced.

Labour are the real nasty party.
Unilateral bombing of a sovereign country is illegal under international law. You should be ashamed of your warmongering especially as it was to be largely in the interests of Jihadist headchoppers. Assad and the Russians were protecting the religious minorities. Removed
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SNP led Scottish Parliament passes Hate Crime Bill, despite freedom of speech concerns!
It is time the SNP were gone . No wonder there popularity is waning. Independence seems to have run its course with a majority now opposing it.
Just 2 months till the Scottish elections and right now it looks like any chance of a majority for them has long gone.
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People like Roger Harrabin won't be happy until we're all riding around on mules again
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people need jobs plus infrastructure and some hope
Its one mine
No big deal
All right for the middle class right on brigade who have never been out of work
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This is what happens when you let the tree huggers loose. The environmental damage globally will be greater if we have to import coal. But they do not want to acknowledge that fact. The same goes for burning wood pellets at Drax. Cut down trees in the USA then move it to the UK by train and ship. Insane.
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The green loons force the shelving of a clean, economic plan in the UK that would employ thousands instead enlarging the carbon footprint of the Uk by importing coal from overseas. Nice one.
Brexit is failure

Tory reality deniers voted for failure

And they keep supporting failure

If we had another 10 more year's of failure Brexit and failure Tories this country will be a waste land

Tories taking the great out of Britain
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The failures are the socialists who envy the successful and will do anything possible damage the country.
The Woke brigade are out to stop everything they can, We as a newly freed nation from the EU, now have to fight the "WOKISTS"
Who will vote into power like minded soles so that we re-enter the EU asap.
Democracy my foot
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You clearly have zero idea what democracy is and obviously don't understand that the opposite of "WOKISTS" are hateful bigots, or maybe you do understand that and don't mind being described as one?????
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Woke brigade? 'Sighs'
Utterly pathetic decision by the government. Apart from having to import the product from abroad, it also leaves the steel industry without a protected supply of coke. As far as I know steel is of national interest and should be protected immediately. Removed
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Well, let's see how that argument stacks up at the Public Inquiry that also has to consider the elephant in the room of Government's own carbon reduction targets.
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It wasn't an issue because they were not aware of the effects in the era of industrial revolution and beyond.
Now we are, and must do everything possible to slow it down if you want your grandchildren and onwards to have a world they can live in and enjoy.
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More coal required.
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The only 'green' here are tory-voters.

Suckered to the max.
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Another example of this government being brought to task

Too often trying to bully its way through its legislation without accountability

Too often its arrogance has been portrayed in its actions

Let's not forget the proposed refurbishment of Johnson's official address said to be costing £200,000

Nurses 1% pay rise yet it kept him well during Covid 19

It needs to be brought before the people
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The opposite of 'woke' is being unaware of injustice and/or being full of narrow minded bigotry

It's time those attempting to use the word as a pejorative realised this, or maybe they already do, but the description fits them perfectly?????
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