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Well, King Charles’s coronation is going to be a jolly affair. Not only will they have to frisk the guests in case any of them bring ‘ceremonial’ daggers but the Taliban might decide to drop by. Thanks, Harry. I suggest he picks up the tab for the extra security, probably about £40-50million?
The wind power delusion (1)
The Telegraph of January 6 tells us that wind ‘power’ has hit a record in Britain. That is misleading because wind farms contributed 26.8 per cent of energy supplied in MWh (not MW).
It will not help on winter days when there is little wind unless energy storage, eg in the form of hydrogen, is available. For three weeks during the recent cold snap, the net output from our onshore wind farms was zero or less. Even if the onshore wind farm capacity is quadrupled, their output under such conditions will still be zero. (Four times zero is still zero.)
So every new wind farm must be supplemented by massive and expensive H2 energy storage and H2 gas turbine plant at many times the cost of the wind farms, all of which has to be paid for by the taxpayer and consumer, not the wind farm owner. So don’t let anyone tell you that wind power is cheap.
Can anyone point to a consumer with a renewables deal who pays less than other consumers? I don’t think so.
Roger J Arthur
The wind power delusion (2)
Here’s a startling fact to begin the New Year: Wind turbines do NOT produce any energy at all, full stop.
The First law of Thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be converted from one form to another. So-called ‘renewables’ should more accurately be called ‘energy collectors’. They collect energy that already exists, in the form of wind or sunlight, and convert what little there is into electricity.
Therein lies the perpetual problem. If it is dark, still and cold, typical midwinter conditions, there is no energy to collect, literally leaving us in the dark.
The intrinsically better sources have what is known as greater energy density. For example, water is 800 times denser than air, so hydro is always going to give a much greater conversion capture than wind. Coal is intrinsically denser than wood, so much more thermodynamically efficient. A coal fire burns with much more heat than wood. Nuclear, working at atomic level, wins the energy density stakes hands down.
The other hugely-damaging problem with parasitic ‘unreliables’ is their truly voracious material, maintenance, repair, replacement and land requirements.
Before the planet is completely carpeted, and wrecked with ‘renewables’ it is high time the collective density of our deluded, ever-so-green, politicians realised this!
Yours, trying to protect our natural world, not destroy it,
The return of nuclear energy
Japan is to reverse its nuclear reactor phase-out. The ban was introduced after the 2011 Tohoku tsunami flooded the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Not one death has occurred since because of radiation. Japan now intends to restart as many existing nuclear reactors as possible and develop next-generation reactors to replace them. This will give Japan energy security and a carbon-free baseload energy. The UK should now build these carbon-free reactors as fast as possible instead of relying on unreliable wind which over the last 12 months provided only 28.3 per cent of our electricity.
The Tories’ lies about immigration
The Conservative Party has been lying about immigration over the past 12 years. They promised to reduce immigration in their election manifestos for 2010, 2015, 2017, and 2019. In reality the Conservatives have increased immigration over the past 12 years.
The Conservatives would not have been in power for the past 12 years if they had admitted their support for mass immigration. They have repeatedly lied to voters to win elections but they have not been held accountable by journalists or the opposition parties.
I have sent the above facts to many political entities. Here is what has happened:
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) did not reply.
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) did not reply.
The Committee on Standards said it was outside their remit.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards said it was outside their remit.
The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) said it was outside their remit.
The MP for my constituency did not reply, but did pass on my message to the Home Office. The Home Office gave a long, pointless reply that did not address the problem.
The Home Affairs Committee gave a short, pointless reply that did not address the problem.
The office of the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration gave a brief reply saying that the Chief Inspector was not able to address this problem.
Outside government and parliament, I’ve contacted numerous news outlets (eg the Guardian, the Daily Mail) and think tanks (eg Policy Exchange, the Centre for Policy Studies). They did not reply.
Why is no one willing to address this problem?
Wise advice on medicines
My late stepson’s ex-wife is paralysed from the waist down and in a wheelchair as a result of the Covid vaccine.
People think I am mad because I tell them that I will not put any chemical in my body unless it is to cure an illness. My father advised me 55 years ago (when I was going to Canada on my own, aged 20): ‘Walk away when anything is pushed at you aggressively and relentlessly.’ His advice has kept me safe all these years.
Let’s not alienate the many good people on the left
I continue to enjoy TCW, but I sometimes wonder about the knee-jerk labelling of ‘left wing’ in some articles.
Some of the most significant works opposing Schwab and his friends has come from the left. Examples are Naomi Wolfe, Left Lockdown Sceptics and Simon Elmer. There are many more. And was it not the case that the admittedly pitiful handful of Labour MPs who voted against sacking NHS workers were mostly from the far left of the party?
Believe me, the far left are not my normal friends, but they can be got on our side in this key battle of minds we are engaged in.
Sure, I accept that socialist parties are often infiltrated by globalist-fascist forces – Germany in the 1930s is the shining example.
I would argue that ‘Trilateral Commission Kier’ is another example of a globalist-fascist in left wing clothing. But many on the left despise Starmer and most on the left are as in favour of democracy, free speech and bodily autonomy as Conservatives. And most fully oppose globalism and fascism.
When otherwise good articles associate the bad stuff with ‘the left’ or ‘socialists’ I fear it will just turn the good people in the centre and left off from listening to us.
Most people I encountered on the marches would describe themselves as former Labour and Lib Dem voters.
So, let’s keep them on side. Let’s not become like the US where if you are Democrat-leaning you automatically must think like a total idiot and unthinkingly support face nappy wearing, injection mandates and all the other daft nonsense.
The hospital without patients
Day after day the MSM report that hospitals are at breaking point because of flu and Covid, staff shortages and industrial action. Last week my husband had a routine appointment at Burnley General in Lancashire. I dropped him at the main entrance and went to park (it took me 20 minutes to find a space a good half-mile away, but that’s another story). Walking back to the main entrance I passed the A&E department. Not a single ambulance. Inside the main entrance I passed a reception desk manned by two people. They offered me a mask but I declined. I walked to the X-ray department along miles of empty corridors. I saw two people in one large waiting area, no one else. The X-ray reception was manned by three women having a great time chatting. There was one other patient in the waiting room. My husband was called in ten minutes early. During the next half hour three patients arrived and were expeditiously dealt with. One was called in before he had even sat down. My husband (who was treated with the utmost kindness and skill) and I walked back to the car. Still no ambulances.
How can it be that we are told that hospitals are in crisis by the press, complete with photographs, when the evidence of my own eyes is that at least one hospital is almost deserted and apparently fully staffed? Can it be the only one in Britain?
Incidentally, we are told that one reason for the shortage of hospital beds is that recovered patients cannot be discharged to social care because of staffing problems. Can this have anything to do with the mass sacking of care home staff who refused to accept an experimental medication they had good reason not to trust?