July 29th, 2010

Big Green Government

How do bureaucrats save their jobs? They re-invent themselves as green advocates. You can imagine Sir Humphrey explaining to the minister that instead of sacking a few dozen burdens on the taxpayer, he can redeploy them as green advocates. It’ll cost more, but it’ll be green…

When is a quango not a quango? When it is an “Office”. In this case the new Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), “a cross Whitehall team dedicated to taking forward” green initiatives. So far the only initiative they have come up with is a £50 million taxpayer subsidy to middle and upper-class greens who can get £5,000 off the purchase of an expensive electric car. That £5,000 will end up directly in the profits of foreign electric car manufacturers.

The Foreign Office now has a Climate Change twitterer, no really. We are supposed to be getting small government and a Big Society. We’re actually getting a Big Green Government…


  1. 1
    Marc Oh Ten says:

    I prefer to go brown.

  2. 2
    50 Calibre says:

    Considering the sheer depth of the shit we’re in, it makes me wonder if this lot know what the hell they are doing.

  3. 3
    Wavy Davy Bullingdon Gravy Loves to eat his Greens says:

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    Gordon Brown says:

    I made the world a greener, safer, healthier, more prosperous place.

  5. 5
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Its because they on big contracts and we cant afford to pay em off?

  6. 6
    Are you Gaia says:

    Environmental policies are a waste of time. It is global issue which no one except students & vegans take any notice of.

  7. 7
    Chris Huhne says:

    I’m in charge of Energy and Climate Change so expect nothing but competence from this coalition.

    Now if you will excuse me, my bull-dyke mistress has a strap on with my name on it.

  8. 8
    Hgh Janus says:

    O/T, but opposite:

    “David Lammy tells the Fabian Review…

    “Tony Blair and Gordon Brown both served our party, but neither is now active in British politics.”

    Thank God for that!

  9. 9

    For fucks fucking sake, this bunch of morons are fucking mongpants.

    Climate change twitterer! Charlotte can go and fuck herself with a turbine blade.

    And anyone, ANYONE who drives an electric car should be tied to a lamp post naked and shot repeatedly with frozen paint balls.

    Fucking wankers!

  10. 10
    South of the M4 says:

    ” consumer incentive “? That would be fines then. New government, same old crap. Add the intense opposition to the government from the state broadcaster then you can see that nothing may change. Just new bullshit. I think i need to renew my investigations on emigration. There seems to be no recovery from this countries spiral dive into the 3rd world.

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    Deputy secretary to the assistant climate change twitterer says:

    I’m filling in cos the real secretary is on maternity leave. I’m also expecting soon so another sub deputy will fill my position.

    In the meantime we are all being paid to do the same job and there will be 3 huge pension pots at the end of it.

    You private sector twats will have to foot the bill again whilst we pump out kiddies for our muslim imams. Did I mention we are all muslim??

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    David "heir to blair" Cameron says:

    have you seen Al Gore’s film old chap?

    I said it was bloody marvellous.

  13. 13
    Tim Lovejoy says:

    Hi , My names Tim Lovejoy and i am a green legend .

  14. 14

    Oh great, i haven’t seen this one before.

  15. 15
    Bonfire QUANGOs, Ban EUSSR Law, Arraign Bliar ‘n Brhoon, End Noo_Lie_Bore bullshit & PC Bollocks says:


    JUST DO IT FFS !!!

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    its a wierd one.

    I suspect the support for big electric vehicles is something to do with the illusion that we could become world leaders in electric car technology.

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    Anonymous says:

    Of course they don’t, you twat. Neither does the majority of the electorate who blindly keep LibLabCon in power, no matter how gigantic the clusterfk.

  18. 18
    Bonfire QUANGOs, Ban EUSSR Law, Arraign Bliar ‘n Brhoon, End Noo_Lie_Bore bullshit & PC Bollocks says:


    Well you always were a liar!

  19. 19
    Dim Sextoy says:

    Georgie Peorgie “all in it together” was funnier than you

    and he was fucking shite

  20. 20

    6 minutes under moderation, pull your finger out.

  21. 21

    yes, but who gives a fuck what you think you egotistical twat

  22. 22

    fuck off you whiny pussy

    the world doesn’t revolve around you
    you infantile twat

  23. 23
    Anonymous says:

    4 th world. This is leading edge, world beating, dig a whole, fill with putrid shit, dive in head first with mouth wide open and swallow away, lunacy.

  24. 24
    Ethan says:

    Like this…

  25. 25
    Aunt Hilda says:

    no timmy you’re a little c’unt..go home and change your undies again

  26. 26
    Lord Bumwatch of Bumbledon says:

    Why is concrete pump hated?
    Seems a decent chap!

  27. 27
    Mr and Mrs 'Satisfied' from essex says:

    that isn’t very nice chumpie…try and be more pleasant to your fellow bloggers…this is an inclusive blogosphere

  28. 28

    Egotistical? I am far from egotistical.

    Are you sure you weren’t dreaming of legotesticles? Weirdo.

  29. 29
    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Its all a big fuckin con , I want a proper Tory goverment

  30. 30

    Don’t cry chumpers, it’s embarrassing.

  31. 31
    Gorgon Brhoon, A Bi-Cyclist (kno wot oi mean?) says:

    I can solve all these probs AT A STROKE.

    1. Build large pedal powered generators mounted on lorries
    2. Gather together all non-productively employed people, – MPs, estate agents, etc.
    3. mount unemployed people on pedal powered generators in lorry
    4. drive lorries round country demonstrating my noo solution.

  32. 32

    Weirdo would be you trying and failing with the embarrassing “legotesticles”

    face it chum, you’re shit and you know you are

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    You are making a rod for your own backs says:

    Burying your head in the sand won’t win you any friends.

    The pendulum swings both ways remember, you tories need to wake up sharpish and reign Davey in before he sinks you.

    People voted for the Tories in the election, not David Cameron.

  34. 34

    I don’t see any other whiny pussies blubbing and wailing about the moderation around here

    he’s a fucking twat
    it’s a fact

  35. 35
    Marc Oh Ten says:

    Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your booty!

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    You are making a rod for your own backs says:

    I’ll tell you what the whole purpose of the green scam is,

    The rest of us going back to stone age, so the USA and China can carry on with no hinderance.

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    Did Conservatives vote for this ? says:

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    Gone Fuckin mental says:

    Global warming is a fuckin con !

  39. 39
    Fondlebum says:

    Just give me 1 more minute then i will remove my finger

  40. 40
    Sniper says:

    A Hoon by any other spelling…

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  42. 42

    “pull your finger out.”


  43. 43
    The Beast of Clerkenwell says:

    Has Dave swapped his bike following Lexus for an armoured Jaguar surounded with armoured Range rovers and V8 BMW 5 series’ yet?
    And do his children go to school in the same kind of convoy?

  44. 44

    calm down dear! you’re only an infantile twat

  45. 45
    Labour says:

    Child tax credits!

  46. 46
    Ed Balls says:

    Me & Yvonne’s favourite sexual position is called the ”celtic in europe” . . . Neither of us know what we’re doing or why we’re there, there’s no passion, no communication & we never make it past the 1st stage. There’s horrible dribbling & never a clean sheet. Its over far too quickly & when it does end I know it’ll be at least another fuckin year before it happens again!

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    I am Sick says:

    Who the fuck is going to buy one of these cars and ever be able to use it? These “cars” cost between £25,000 and £92,000 each, have a range of around 100 miles between soon to be almost impossible re-charge ( hello smart meters, wind power, no wind, no power and electricity rationing ). This is not government of the incompetent, this is government of the infantile. The political class are beyond redemption, they are our enemies now.

  48. 48
    Selohesra says:

    When will they learn that green is not always good – infact the green discharge from the end of my knob was very definitely bad

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    SCAM SCAM SCAM says:

    And where does the leccy come from to power so called green battery cars? Can’t be very green carrying half a ton of batteries either.

    Push bikes are the way to go, not f in battery cars dependent on the national grid and hydrocarbon power generation.

  50. 50
    Troony shorts says:

    Anyone seen my budgie?

  51. 51
    I am Sick says:

    The man is either too stupid to engage with, or more likely, venal and devious to the core. Bliar and Brown’s rotted government removed and replaced with half wits, chancers and gurning PR merchants. God help us all.

  52. 52
    Practice what you preach says:

    May I suggest that all employees of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles be issued with a bicycle and large panniers and not allowed any expenses for car travel.

  53. 53
    I am Sick says:

    Push bikes? Like in the third world? Ah progress, welcome to a world of no possibilities.

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    QWERTY says:

    About as green as dog shit. All these wet liberals are the same (the BBC c u n t z are as bad).

    Stop fucking immigration

    Stop politicians flying around the world

    Get the c u n t z to walk to work

    Fix the fucking roads so we don’t spend hours in queues

    Stop unwashed violent drunk scum using the trains and buses

  55. 55
    Office for Low Emission Vehicles says:

    Don’t be so ridiculous, the rules will be for you, not us.

  56. 56
    george davie says:

    How many of you posters have looked at the Scottish Governments “e-petition” site? (Two topics of interest – The Saltire and Wallace letter)

    Spread the word -tell 5 others to tell 5 others

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Additional points:
    * I’d suspect that buying a crappy fiesta would mean less CO2 produced.

    * Now I know they’re all over the place these days, but the day a car size lithium battery catches fire, the electric car will be dead/stillborn for many years to come.

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    Number 6 says:

    More greenshit. The ‘green/climate change’ brigade are intent on driving us back to some imagined pastoral paradise, where the proles must compost for their potato patch and can’t afford to fucking drive thanks to petrol prices while they of course line their pockets and swan around in their ‘eco friendly’ Toyota Penis hybrid cars, awiating their delivery of organic fruit and veg from some poncey ‘save the planet man’ greengrocers.

  59. 59
    Number 6 says:

    I could not agree more. On the subject of the ‘government’ being our enemies, whilst in town today saw another bunch of strutting hoons walking around like they are on the mean streets of LA (I live in a small seaside town) they are drumn roll ‘Community Enforcement Officers’ I have no idea what the preening idiots do bu imagine it is just another layer of jobsworths out to fine people for ‘looking in a shop window in a homophobic manner’ or some such.

    We are, I fear, very close to a police state and with the EUSSR’s growing power for ‘open border’ policing the day of “your papers please” is not too far away.

  60. 60
    Nick Clegg says:

    I’ve just seen David Cameron surrounded by Indians on the news.

    I thought he was supposed to be out of the country this week.

  61. 61
    Number 6 says:

    Then vote UKIP from my experience that is where all the real conservatives reside now.

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    It’s clamped in the Beast of Clerkenwell’s vice.

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    Groucho says:

    Not to mention the environmental impact when it comes to disposing of those batteries.

    And ‘hybrid’ cars? What a load of over complicated bollocks. I have a 7 seater diesel car that does more mpg than a Pious, plus it was cheaper to buy and a lot cheaper to maintain.

  64. 64
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    They only witter on about green isshhoos because nobody can face the real problem: too many people. Yes, as Lord Crony Blur never said: population, population, population.

  65. 65
    Sir William Waad says:

    As Jerome K Jerome pointed out, the trick is not to take all the things you could do with, but only those things you can’t do without. The approach ought to be that if we could do without a quango, Office or other money sink, we do without it. You can call this ‘zero-based budgetting’ if that sounds buzzier.

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    Mr Ned says:

    So how many winters, frozen and in complete darkness with thousands of idle, motionless windmills doing nothing on still, but frozen windless winters evenings will we have to endure before these brain-dead, reality immune fuckwits in Whitehall realise how utterly wrong they are about “green” policies?

    I am furious that this government want to tax me to subsidise the middle classes to buy foreign cars which still rely on fossil fuels, but whose effective range is only 100 miles.

    My old diesel car is more green and that can get me down to London and back to Cumbria in 10 hours.

    In one of these expensive ungreen electric cars it will take me a week to do the same journey!

  67. 67
    Mr Plum says:

    All that pedalling will lead to an increase in air intake with resultant exhaling of CO2 and extra body heat going into the atmosphere. More food and liquids will be required to replace the energy used up creating more CO2.
    Stick with your car much better for the environment

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Are lithium batteries bad to dispose? Thought they weren’t particularly toxic, and anyway likely to be economic to recycle.

    A modern diesel car is rather overcomplicated bollocks too. I should f’in bastardin f’in know.

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    Eunonymous says:

    the Met Office are at it again


    So expect this department/quango/group 0f ‘nerdowells’ to expand

    this government is becoming as obscene as the last one

  70. 70
    Sir William Waad says:

    An anagram of ‘Mojo Levity’, strangely enough. You’re not Austin Powers’ lovechild, are you? It would explain a lot. Groovy baby.

  71. 71
    Anonymous says:

    oh dear, looks like we’re stuck with the same bollocks that we had under labour regarding the “green” approach.

    Instead of giving some champagne socialist a £5k cheque from my wages so they can buy a 20k fucking prius when i can barely afford to run a 15 year old fiesta rust-heap, maybe they should let me keep the £5k that they’ve grabbed from me in tax and let me spend it on whatever car I want.

    If enough people want electric cars then the manufacturers will improve the technology and they’ll actually become affordable/usable instead of a champagne socialist’s “I’m holier than thou” advertising tool to the plebs.

    Shit, this is worse than taking money from people on the minimum wage and using it to shore-up some millionnaire’s private car collection….oh, wait, no, that’s actually what they’re doing – YOU FUCKING BASTARDS.

  72. 72
    Mr Plum says:

    Why not cancel the olympics it will save millions of tons in CO2

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    Penfold says:

    What a load of bollocks.

    Low Emission Vehicles are the purview of the manufacturers, give incentives and they will build. You do not need a load of parasitical scum spreading the word, which they won’t, as they’ll be too busy ensuring their own existence, to do a proper job.

    Sack the firkin lot.

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    Anonymous says:

    Doesn’t matter 50 Cal. Their main concern is to ensure that we don’t know what they are doing.

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    Anonymous says:

    “…£5,000 off the purchase of an expensive electric car….”

    More like £10,000 when you take into account the “loans”, development grants, etc., being pumped into the factories building them.

    If a 100+ years old industry can’t exist without subsidies, the UK taxpayer can’t afford it.

  76. 76

    Has Paul Waugh had a serious bump on the bonce???


    He’s going on about Darleks being worth 147 pounds each and thinks Evan Davies is a breath of fresh air!!

    Very odd.

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    the beast of clerkenwell says:

    Zac goldsmith is well known for riding bikes. Its why he got divorced

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    Susanne says:

    Is anyone surprised by the duplicity & lies of Cameron?

    Like Blair, I was never taken in.

    The political elite are all the same – the civil service are all the same.

    They see us as cash cows to boss about.

    Office for Low Emmission Vehicles? FFS – we are in a huge hole & all they can do is create non jobs by the thousand for their political lackies?


    Come the revolution brothers & sisters – payback will be a bitch for the 30,000 political parasites in the UK.

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    Chris Hoy says:

    Shut up fatty.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    its ok. its all biofuelled

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    Anonymous says:

    13 years to reform child benefit and they still left office with subsidies being paid to the children of millionaires.

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    Get Smart says:

    ‘Cameroon on the roof of Greenpeace’
    Do us all a favour Dave JUMP!
    And we though Brown was bad, a lot of people wasted their votes on this prat.

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    Anonymous says:

    He gets right up the nose of a certain ‘multiple moniker schizo’ poster. This schizo has about 20 different aliases, concrete pump winds up all of them.

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    I am Sick says:

    If the problem is too many people, why are we importing millions more?
    Government claim to need 100,000 new homes per year, for the next twenty years, for planned new arrivals only. Why only the other day, Dave was pledging himself to fight for Turkey, a country of 75 million of which 55 million are subsistence peasants, admission into the EU.
    Joined up government?
    We have another goverment department spending eye watering amounts of our money on hugely expensive, highly inefficient and unreliable wind farms. While at the same time admitting this may cause “energy rationing” via smart meters, because of variability of supply.
    Joined up government?
    While another government ministry exhorts people to buy electric cars that will have to be plugged in to that very same useless wind energy based power supply, thus increasing electricity demand and increasing rationing.
    Joined up government?
    These electric cars will become, in a very short amount of time, very expensive ornaments, useless in every way for any use.
    Joined up government?
    Christ on a bike, they have only been in power for ten weeks and they are already emulating all of ZaNu’s wretchedly familiar, asinine ideas.

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    Lightweight Cast Iron says:

    “Environmental policies are a waste of time. It is global issue which no one except students & vegans take any notice of.”

    Ignore this issue at your peril. Eco-evangelism is the new totalitarian tool.

    The combination of pseudo-science, religion and an ever dumber-proletariat is a politician’s wet dream. Beware the mob, my friend. It cannot be reasoned with.

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    Reality approaches says:

    For facts about current UK power generation from all sources including wind


    Scroll down for the wind output versus capacity; today it is forecast to be about 14%.

    They could be wasting even more money; the Obarmy gummit has given $528m for the development of an electric sports car in California, whcih state has been running brownouts for some years now.

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    Must get a pseudonym one day says:

    The modern diesel car is an abomination too, only brought about by tax-fiddles in Europe. Diesel power is for heavy, slow-revving buses, tractors and lorries (and the occasional Mercedes taxi for inner-city tick-over jobs the world over).

    By trying to make these smoke-monsters perform like proper engines, they first added turbos – guaranteed to expire because they run too hot, degrade the engine oil which is used to cool them, so screw the engine too. Ask anyone with a BMW 3-Series 2-Litre – if they say the turbo hasn’t died, they’re lying (or they’re a BMW salesman).

    They never tell you to change the oil twice as often (that ruins the sales pitch and the maintenance economics) – but they figure it’s only got to last the warranty out, after that it’s your problem. Check the oil quality after 3000 miles – it’s black soup already.

    Then, in a fit of extra madness to make them look cleaner and pass a first MOT, they start fitting Diesel Particulate Filters – the most unnecessarily complex technology yet, designed to keep hold of all the black stuff until you’re driving fast, then set fire to it so no-one notices it flying out of the exhaust and poisoning the passers-by – this elaborate device eventually fails, the ECU stops the car and you end up with a monster bill. (Check out a Lexus IS 200 diesel with 100k on the clock – easy to find, they’re in the workshop.)

    Get real folks – that few extra MPG ain’t worth it. Leave diesels to the red-faced shit-shovellers’ tractors – private passenger cars run on petrol. Not gas, not electric, not batteries, not hydrogen, not chicken farts – just pure petrol, ideally leaded, far cleaner and less toxic than any diesel.

    Bring back 5-Star.

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    QWERTY says:

    Thing is they don’t drive shit the Toyota Prickus, they ‘need’ big gas guzzling cars, just as the BBC goes on and on about cutting back on flying yet it thinks it should be exempt any personal responsibility to practice what it preaches.

    The BBC wants YOU the ordinary person who saves up for you one holiday a year to give up that flight so drugged up BBC types can go off to Goa drug taking and bumming and not care about having to cut back on their CO2.

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    bergen says:

    After coming out of a meeting on making savings to avoid redundancies,this item has me spitting tacks.

    If Cameron wishes to prove to the private sector that the public sector is able to take any appreciable share of the pain we have suffered for the last two years,he must send someone around with a supply of P45s this afternoon.

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    Green / Red, the difference is negligable says:

    “Are lithium batteries bad to dispose?”

    Please God, don’t tell me you are a politician.
    A lithium battery is explosive if damaged at room temperature ( what price surviving a crash where the battery is seriously compromised? ).
    Also there is currently only one lithium recycling plant in the world.
    I suppose they could ship them all to Canada where the plant is, given that when these batteries are made, the various components go around the world twice to different facilities during manufacture.
    Hey it’s green though, right?

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    Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    Sack the fucking lot of them and that dishonest Hunt Cameron too…….

  92. 92
    Coalition of the Crap says:

    We’re all in this together.

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    Porky Pie Pickles says:

    There are over 4000 schools in England

    Only 150 have applied to become GOVE Academies, and it is expected that less than a dozen will have changed to Academy status by September.

    Less than 4 % of schools have responded to GOVES Radical Reforms ( have you noticed that every policy is announced with a dramatic precursor , “Radical”, “Violent”, “Utter” “fundamental” “far Reaching “ etc etc etc )

    Another Goveing Success.

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    Dickhead Dave says:

    I intend to fight for India’s right to join the EU and be at the heart of Europe.

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    Grimelord says:

    Man made climate change for me has not been proven beyond doubt.

    I saw a programme on BBC 2, I think it was the Solar system with some professor who looked about 12 years old. He stated that earth’s climate stopped its natural cycle when agriculture had begun many thousands of years ago. What a fucking c*unt. So a few thousand people carrying out small scale agriculture stopped the earth’s cycle, fuck off!

    What I believe in is that when I save energy I save money.

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    Grimelord says:

    Fuck off you fat c*unt

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    Mr Ned says:

    Biofuel, The inefficient and less green alternative to regular carbon based fuel you mean?

    Less green? How so? Well it wrecks engines, and produces far less power per litre and therefore is using more fuel per mile. The car’s engines wear out faster and need parts replacing more often and this leads to increases in the frequency of the replacement of parts and the increase in the energy used to create these parts and these more frequently replaced cars.

    As for the Immorality of these cars? Well, it’s not like the world’s population could benefit from the food that could come from the masses of crops grown for bio-fuel is it?

    Well worth mass starvation around the world and food-riots just so middle-class fuckwits who believe the lies of the CAGW movement can feel better about themselves.

  98. 98
    OfficeMyArse says:

    If it looks like a quango, talks like a quango, costs like a quango, it probably is a quango.

  99. 99
    GreenMyArse says:

    I love this “spontaneous” interview, I like to see Dodgy Dave and his green credentials.

  100. 100
    Porky Pie Pickles says:

    I see Guido and Dale and all the other right wing Cameron C*unts still havent volunteered to Police the streets, clean the streets, educate our kids, help the old, clean the park.

    Come on lads, “We are all in this together”

  101. 101
    Porky Pie Pickles says:

    Come on Guido, Dale, Dizzy et al. I see none of our right wing Cameron C*nts still haven’t volunteered to replace our cops, nurses, street cleaners etc etc

    Come on Lads “ We are all in this together”

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    Mr Ned says:

    Concrete, I wholeheartedly agree with every word and with the spirit of that comment.

    Electric cars FFS!

    We used to laugh at them in the 1970s because they were always more polluting in the long run, you could not get a charge into them quickly and they will not hold a charge for very long.

    If it will take 6 days to drive From Edinburgh to London and back in one, How the hell do they expect Americans to buy them. It would take months to drive interstate over there.

  103. 103
    Anonymous says:

    WELL SAID! Greens and global warming nutters should be made to view this site 24 hours a day. Fuck, we buy more power from the French interconnect that is generated by wind.

  104. 104
    GreenMyArse says:

    He’s claiming political asylum, the appeals will go on for years.

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    Mr Ned says:

    When they find a cheap way to extract hydrogen from water, then we will have efficient, carbon free, zero emission, clean, powerful and useful cars.

    Until then let’s stop wasting expensive subsidies on useless electric cars!

    Even back in 2003 they had a hydrogen powered car on TopGear. Not only does the water release hydrogen which powers the cars batteries (always topping them up), but it produces enough electricity to power your house too!

    THAT is what we should be spending our tax-subsidy on developing.

    OR as a stop-gap, the diesel powered electric car. I saw an article about a bus company in Scandanavia which had developed an electric motor “inside out” and used it as the hub of the wheels.

    These electric motors, were driven by a small 1.3 litre ultra efficient diesel engine in the rear of the bus which acted as a generator. Constantly running at only 900RPM this bus would do about 400 miles to the gallon.

    Compare that to ordinary busses. And it did NOT have loads of poisonous batteries and did not need hours of recharging.

    Of course that could kill off the multi trillion dollar oil industry.

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    sockpuppet #4 says:

    Mr Green/red.

    I do indeed know what to do with old lipo’s before binning them.

    I made the point about burning batteries.

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    HappyUK says:

    I mean who is this Michael Hurwitz wallah at the top of the tree? Does he have any engineering or mechanical background. What kind of money is he on? FOI requests anyone?

    Apparently he is in charge of £250m to “provide consumer incentives and support infrastructure for electric vehicles, as well as regulation of CO2 from cars and vans through the EU”

    Have any of these fcukwits ever had a proper job?

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    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Don’t get overexcited – it’s another Labour lie. The Fabian Review ffs!

  109. 109
    Grumpy Old Man says:

    Is that slower or quicker than Rail?

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    Fat Boy says:

    Classic Bullspin from fattie Guido.

    Dressing this story up as if it were a Guido scoop. Most likely called the Tax payers alliance and asked them “Which quango are we bashing today”

    The OLEV isn’t new, it was set up years ago.

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    Fat Boy says:

    Are you referring to Gideons Office for Fiscal Responsibility or his Office for Budget Responsibility or The Office for Tax Simplification.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    The greenpeace wanker both sounds and looks like he fagged for Dave at Eton.

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    Number 6 says:

    Naturally, just like Sack of shit Goldsmith needs his private jet to swan around the globe ‘saving the planet.’ Natch, this is all OK because like anyone else concerned about ‘pollution’ he plants trees to ‘offset’ the crapbon footprint left by his executive aircraft.

    Tax and control is the mantra of the socialists/greens we tell you how to live your life you pay us for the privilege of being told how to recycle/fly less/pay more petrol tax while we do what the fuck we like.

    Do share this view with the next little dreadlocked crusty Hunt that steps in your way to solicit dosh for greenpuke/WWF etc at your local shopping area.

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    You are making a rod for your own backs says:

    He is one of the ‘chosen’ peoples that is enough qualifications for the top jobs today supposedly.

  115. 115
    You couldn't make it up says:

    It seems that the authors of ‘Yes Minister’ still have plenty of material to play with all these years later.

  116. 116
    Eunonymous says:

    plus we are still paying for them both

  117. 117
    orkneylad says:

    C02 will send no warning –
    so always carry your lie mask.

  118. 118
    Kered says:

    Marvellous innit, we have all the Dishonourable Delboya & Delgirls in Parliament.
    The double Dishonourable Lords and Ladies in the Lords. Now we have all the Delquangos, quagoing around wuth the taxpayers money.

  119. 119
    Uncle Joe & Auntie Beeb says:

    They are all amateurs compared to the bloated Civil Serpents Appeal Board.

    Duplicated functions.
    An extra third appeal level to protect public sector miscreants.
    Jobs for the boys.
    Months of back logged cases.
    Incapable of upholding any disciplinary ruling appealed against by the dishonest, lazy or unscrupulous.
    Costs a packet in damages for lost cases and running overheads. Loves to have its belly tickled by the guilty.
    Cut the cost of Govt in a stroke by removing it.

  120. 120
    Chloe Sal Gerbeeba says:

    You’re right, he sounds seriously deranged.
    And I used to think he was relatively sane.

  121. 121
    Fat Puss Galore says:

    The real Fat Cat is the bloated Civil Serpent Appeal Board Puss.

    Jobs for the boys.
    Duplicates industrial tribunials and adds another level of appeal just for public sector workers.
    An added level of appeal for the lazy, dishonest and unscrupulous to get reinstated even after they have had an appeal rejected at a higher level.
    Incompetent and terrified of trade union mice.
    Loves getting its belly tickled by the guilty.
    Incapabable of upholding even the most compelling of disciplinary rulings.
    Expensive giving large pay outs in damages.
    Months of back logged cases.
    Cut the cost of Govt in a stroke by getting rid of it and bringing the public sector appeal processes into line with the private sectors 2 levels of appeal; within the business unit and at an industrial tribunial.

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    iain says:

    I asked a girl from Greenpeace HQ yesterday that given their action against BP in London, she would be able to confirm that Greenpeace use no oil to power their ships around the world.
    Surprisingly she couldnt….but ‘dont dare call us hypocrites’

  123. 123
    Churchills false teeth says:

    we cant generate our own nuclear but we can buy in french nuclear ….. madness

  124. 124
    Hysteria says:

    why does it take six days to get to Edinburgh but only one to get back?

    I’ll get me coat……………….

  125. 125
    Hysteria says:


    but well put ( you were kidding…right? )

  126. 126
    Hysteria says:

    yup – delete all quangos – incrementralism does not work in a beurocracy (or however the hell that word is spelled) – you got to just stop them – overnight . They will always fight to preserve (or expand) the status quo – ban ‘em NOW

  127. 127
    Hysteria says:

    FFS was about the only comment I could think of. Are the fucking SERIOUS???? Sheesh…

  128. 128
    Sir Everard Digby says:

    And of course the usual ratio of 5 managers to 9 staff. Can’t the fucking director ‘manage’ the 9 people himself? Lazy git.

    What’s the 50 million budget being spent on? Focus groups? Away Days? Fact finding missions?

    Time to scrap the office of complete bollocks.

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    Bob's ur Uncle says:

    With 15 identified staff, that probably means there is a staffing and establishment bill approaching £1,500,000 if not higher and to do what?

    Support Toyota?

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    In the end, the most telling thing is that I wish that one of the innumerable busybodies who are forever making “statistical studies” about nonsense would instead make a statistical study that means something. For example, I’d like to see a statistical study of Chris’s capacity to learn the obvious. Also worthwhile would be a statistical study of how many superficial muttonheads realize that if I withheld my feelings on this matter, I’d be no less craven than Chris. He says that he can make all of our problems go away merely by sprinkling some sort of magic, pink, pixie dust over everything that he considers aberrant or sadistic. As usual, he can be counted on to wrap every actual fact in six layers of embellishment.

  131. 131
    chris says:

    I love this blog it really is how the government works, all the episodes I watched of yes minister are so true to life. It would be really funny but for the fact that the tax payer has to pay the price!!!

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