On Sunday 12th September the Telegraph highlighted a number of areas in which hard working families will be made worse off, ranging from National Insurance increases to the transfer of fuel tax – on diesel and petrol cars, totalling around £10,000 each  –  to electric vehicles.

Those measures will probably total something less than £50 billion pa extra, or less than £2,000 per family. But they pale into insignificance, against the cost of decarbonising our electricity supplies, to meet Mr Johnson’s virtual signalling 2050 CO2 zero target.

That will cost around £3 trillion according to National Grid, equating to around £100,000 per family, despite the fact that the UK only accounts for around 1% of human CO2 emissions. To recap, CO2 comprises around 0.04% of the atmosphere, Global Human Activity contributes around 3% of that, The UK contributes around 1% of that 3%.

Thus assuming that CO2 accounts for around 30% of the greenhouse effect, then the UK accounts for 0.0000036% of that effect, while China has been building three times the number of coal fired power stations as the rest of the world.

So why is XR (Extinction Rebellion) not protesting in Tiananmen Square and why are so many UK voters not protesting to their MPs?

As indicated in the letters column and by Janet Daley, the PM’s race with Labour to the bottom has left Tory voters homeless with no place to go.

Respectfully, Roger Arthur

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Iain Dale (DT, 14th September) strikes a number of parallels between rights to an EU Referendum and to another Scottish IndyRef.

But of course the first IndyRef was held in September 2014, following the EU Election in 2013. Since UKIP won, there was clearly a high probability that the majority would likely be minded to vote to leave in an EU referendum.

So the Scots went into Indyref1 with their eyes open. Had they wanted, they could have offset the risk of Brexit, by voting to leave the UK. But they didn’t do that and SNP leaders were clear that it was a once in a generation event.

If the SNP (not necessarily the people) want to exercise their democratic rights again so soon, then they must surely accept that residents of the Shetland Isles – or other parts of Scotland – can also vote with their feet. But do they?

What is perhaps most surprising is that the SNP wants an “independent” Scotland to become a member of the EU, recalling that Juncker said of the French referendum, on the EU constitution: “If it’s a Yes, we will say ‘on we go’, and if it’s a No we will say ‘we continue’.”

Clearly that would be the last IndyRef ever. How many canny Scots does the SNP think would vote for that?

Respectfully, Roger Arthur

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Ambrose Evans-Prichard (DT, 16th September) advocates using much less coal and gas as a solution to spiralling energy prices. That would be fine if there was an alternative source of green power – when solar and wind capacity is sometimes only around 1% of U.K. maximum demand.

National Grid estimates that it will cost around £3 trillion to decarbonise the Grid, equating to around £100,000 per family.  Yet AEB shows little concern about fuel poverty. Who does he think will carry that cost?

Continuing to reduce the profitability of fossil fuel power stations – before alternative nuclear, H2 or long term energy storage is commissioned – will only increase the likelihood of power cuts.

Keeping coal fired power stations mothballed, to cater for peak load demand, means that the operator has to recover the cost over a shorter operating period. So the high peak charges should not be too surprising.

A more sensible approach would be to follow the data, rather than the 2030 target, recalling that the U.K. only accounts for around 1% of human CO2 emissions.

In this debate, timing is everything – as is a good grasp of the difference between energy and power capacity deficiencies. Ignoring the latter will see us increasingly resemble a third world country.

Respectfully, Roger Arthur

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I’ve been thinking about writing to Independence Daily to list the number of problems which beset the UK. But most, if not all, have been written about already by contributors to ID and I find myself punching the air and yelling in agreement when I read them.

So I will restrict myself to some observations about subjects which have irked me during the past half century or so.

Political interference in military matters, e.g. the ‘Order to challenge in ambush whilst on active service’: Daft! Rules of engagement, risking military lives when situations require immediate or rapid reaction. Orders from London confining unit (invited to Tanzania by its own government to quell their mutinous army) to barracks after the provost section broke up violent disturbance and arrested the ring leader at a nightclub in Dar es Salaam. The ring leader turned out to be a black Major General in the rebellious Northern Rhodesian Army. Withdrawal of political responsibility for giving order to fire upon riotous assemblies when Army used in Aid of Civil Power. Why?

Sell out in NI to appease the US President who didn’t want the IRA humiliated and risk Irish vote. The IRA was on the point of defeat, but Major and Blair bowed to US pressure. Military kept the peace in NI – not politicos!

The UK has not had a Labour government since Clement Attlee nor a Conservative one since Margaret Thatcher. Just a succession of Socialist self-serving hypocrites.

I now fear that Prime Minister ‘Flip-Flop Doris’ is the Trojan Horse for the Frankfurt School’s Critical Theory promulgated at Columbia University, USA. He, as Prime Minister is able to manipulate the NHS, and with Covid 19 a gift to the Globalists, is probably the ideal figure to begin the creation of a World government. Draconian laws foisted upon populations without proper democratic scrutiny suggest to me a concerted project to exert control over many unsuspecting (brainwashed) people.

There are many others who fear for the future of the UK and a lot of political parties seem also to be aware of the danger posed by the current bunch of traitorous politicians leading us along the path to Armageddon, but in much the same way that Arab armies never defeat the Israelis because they are fragmented with no central command and control, they do not have a chance of wresting power from the powers that be. There needs to be, in my opinion, a joining together of the various patriotic organisations to form a cohesive platform to co-ordinate a planned strategy, properly administered and logistically based. Unless these groups forgo egos and pride and pull together, the UK as we know it will cease to exist. 

In short the UK needs  a coalition of like minded patriots to band together to fight a common enemy – our own political class! Orwell’s 1984 is here. I never imagined it would be in the guise of a Conservative government.

Respectfully, Ernie Blaber


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