Johnson to working class base: drop dead (of hypothermia)

James Delingpole: Now Boris’s Green Gestapo Are Coming for Your Coal Fires.

From February next year, bags of traditional house coal will be banned from sale, with deliveries of loose coal phased out by 2023. There will also be restrictions on the kind of wood you are allowed to burn, newly cut (green) wood to be made illegal.

Together with a mooted ban on gas-fired boilers and gas-fired cookers — both extremely popular in the country — the new, green-obsessed administration appears to be signalling that an Englishman’s home is no longer his castle and that his hearth now belongs to the government…

Boris Johnson was formerly a sceptic of climate change — and of the ‘solutions’ being forced on taxpayers by the powerful vested interests of the green lobby. But he appears to have been converted by his environmentalist girlfriend — and also by his two most influential right-hand men, Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings.

Read Delingpole’s entire excellent report which includes a warning about this “really really stupid policy” from Benny Peiser, director of the Nigel Lawson-founded Global Warming Policy Forum: “Boris seems to be doing everything possible to make life more difficult for as many people as possible. Eventually, just like Macron in France, he’ll pay a huge price for this.”

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27 Responses to Johnson to working class base: drop dead (of hypothermia)

  1. cohenite

    Alarmism is simply misanthropy; the elite alarmists hate other humans; they really do. There is not a scintilla of scientific evidence to support man-made climate change. But the ideologic and economic support for it is now irresistible and people like boris who have succumbed to it either through economic pressure, ideology or because he is kunt-struck will not desist until the shit really hits the fan: a complete break down of the energy grid, food shortages and the break down of law and order.

  2. mh

    Once BoJo is sure that he has got Brexit done he can quit.

    Just shut down the BBC on the way out.

  3. tombell

    what is it with these “conservative” politicians? Johnson, having achieved an electoral margin of victory which must have surprised even him – in part because of an historic change of allegiance from a swathe of rusted-on working class voters- now turns around and says to them “f*ck you”. The UK election was not a “climate change” election. And yet Johnson shows all signs of being as big a moron as Turnbull (and regrettably Morrison).

  4. Crossie

    But he appears to have been converted by his environmentalist girlfriend

    Never underestimate the power of sex.

  5. Crossie

    The banning of firewood and coal will probably pass in UK with minimal resistance but once they get to gas they will have enormous problems. If their cooking shows are any indication, most of their stoves are gas powered. I can just imagine households being forced to buy new electric cookers and having to throw away the perfectly good gas cookers.

  6. mh

    But he appears to have been converted by his environmentalist girlfriend

    Here is the culprit

  7. The smell of burning peat in the winter, north of York, is everywhere.
    West coast Scotland people dig there own peat.

    Is this the end of peat based single malt?

  8. Rafe Champion

    You beat me to it, I was going to post along the lines Boris goes Woke and the Poor will be Broke!
    Not funny actually. Just shows how far away the toffs of London live.

  9. Nob

    The most popular combo in the UK is electric oven with gas hob.
    New builds are increasingly fitted with induction hob cookers though.

    Boris has pretty much banned shale gas development and the UK now imports more gas than it produces.

    Wind power will not get them out of this mess.

  10. Davefromweewaa

    Not the first or last to impose burdens and hardships in the name of the environment to impress the girl friend. Tony Burke never saw a farm, forest, fishery, a mine or a megalitre that he didn’t want to take out of production. Impresses the green girl friend doncha know!

  11. Eyrie

    So Boris throws away a political career and a favourable historical legacy for a bit of pussy.

  12. a happy little debunker

    There will also be restrictions on the kind of wood you are allowed to burn

    Up til now every year of this climate emergency has seen more emissions from just the NEWLY installed wood heaters that the entirety of the UK transport system.

    It has been often claimed that these emissions are ‘carbon neutral’ simply because it has been sourced from ‘renewables’.

    Boris’s planned restrictions on wood burning is therefore anti-renewable!

  13. miltonf

    Yeah I thought wood was double plus good seeing they chop down trees in the US to fuel Drax. Is that really true though? It’s just so bat shit crazy.

  14. BoyfromTottenham

    Coal for domestic heating was banned in the UK in the 1950s. Is this ban (the clean air act?) not still in effect? Maybe it needs reinstating.

  15. old bloke

    #3332367, posted on February 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Yeah I thought wood was double plus good seeing they chop down trees in the US to fuel Drax. Is that really true though? It’s just so bat shit crazy.

    There is a short series on YouTube from a Canadian news crew who were reporting on the North Korean conscripted labour working in the logging industry in Russia’s Siberian forests. They were chopping down trees which were then exported to England. I wonder if they were destined for Britain’s biomass electricity generators, some of the timber in the piles beside the railway line looked too flimsy for construction or furnishing uses.

    If that is the case, every time an Englishman turns on the lights at home, he’s sending money to Pyongyang.

  16. Scott Osmond

    Never underestimate the power of leftist pussy to achieve a goal. This is why it is necessary to keep an eye on the spouse or girlfriend of a politician. Former British pm David Cameron’s in laws had big money in wind. So to keep the marital bed pleasant he kept the elderly in the cold, kept the electricity price artificially high and passed the bills on to the taxpayer.

  17. Porter

    Well I did warn you about this. Boris after all is bonking a greenie. Men like Boris really do think with their dicks.

  18. candy

    The girlfriend looks young and pretty. Boris has got to keep her happy by some means, he could be her “dad” as they say. So Greenie type stuff. He’s only human.

  19. Cynic of Ayr

    So, I assume the fuel will be replaced with electricity. What else is there?
    Can’t do it with wind, and the Sun doesn’t shine in England, so it has to be nuclear.
    Any word on that?

  20. Robbo

    I have always had a little nagging doubt about Boris Johnson but I welcomed his election win because that meant defeat for the bagful of crazy lefties who currently run the Labour Party in the UK. That nagging doubt of mine about Boris is very similar to the one I have about Trump. In that case his win was welcome because it meant an incompetent criminal was defeated but it still left the world with a POTUS who often appears unhinged. Now we are seeing a Boris that we didn’t know existed, a closet greenie, who is already heading down the track to an election defeat in 5, or possibly less, years time. It’s not a good look to be implementing policies that were kept secret prior to the election particularly when those policies will irritate the crap out of the voters who put you into power. Boris should remember that voters do have long memories. On the other side of the Atlantic Trump looks like he will have another crazy unelectable loony from the Democrats as an opponent in November so it is highly likely that he will have another four years as POTUS. They could well be four very testing years for the USA and the world. As things stand right now it ain’t easy being normal.

  21. Tel

    Cynic, the poms buy nuclear electricity from France, and I’m sure they will continue to do so after Brexit unless the Yellow Jackets somehow sabotage the cabling. If the French are in a position to crank up prices they might be tempted, but there’s a bit of competition because another cable goes from the UK to Netherlands so there’s modest scope for shopping around.

    The Dutch primarily burn coal (gosh!!) and toss in some biomass with the coal as a token greenwashing effort … they also do a bit of nuclear and perhaps that will increase when there’s more demand for it.

    Countries in Europe are organizing around a regulatory version of division of labour, which is kind of weird, but there you go … trade can still be beneficial. All it needs now is for the Poms to dig up their coal and sell it to the Dutch who burn it and send back the electricity.

  22. egg_

    The knob polisher at No.10 is calling the shots?

  23. Beachcomber

    Where are Jacob Rees-Mogg and other Conservatives?, who seemed to have some common sense and at least some principles. Presumably they are enjoying the swamp and don’t want to make a noise.

  24. Bob in Castlemaine

    So will Boris also be banning the Drax Power Plant from the burning freshly clear felled (green wood) forests from the USA, the only form of reliable “renewable” base load energy the UK has?
    Like many I feared we’d see Boris go off on flights of green fantasy such as we now see, but the Poms had little choice did they? At least there ‘s a chance that once he’s sent the country broke voters may be able to remove him.

  25. Squirrel

    Perhaps Boris and his mastermind advisors think that many of the “quiet Britons” will drift back to Labour once Brexit is done, so now he’s pandering to the woke types – good luck with that.

    Likewise if they think climate change crusading is going to be an ace card for them in all the trade deals they’re now hoping to make.

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