February 6th, 2013

Hendry’s Windfarm Windfall
Former DECC Minister Cashes In

Sacked Energy Minister Charles Hendry has not wasted any time cashing in on his expertise; he has just been announced as the chairman of the wind energy giants Forewind. The consortium comprising of four international companies -Scottish and Southern, RWE, Statoil and Statkraf – was awarded the contract in 2010 to build the huge “Dogger Bank” windfarm 125 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast.

Though Hendry has waited for the appropriate cooling off period of three months since leaving government, a look through his declared meetings while a minister leaves an unfortunate taste in the mouth: between June 2010 and October 2011 Hendry hobnobbed six times with the representatives of the companies that make up Forewind, and now he is their boss. It seems the revolving doors spin far more than the windmills…


  1. 1
    Spinifex says:

    Can’t we just hang him?

  2. 2
    Tim Yeo says:

    I was promised that position.

  3. 3
    Sarah says:

    Corruption. Simple as that.

  4. 4
    nambawan pikinini bilong Misis kwin says:

    A climate change crook – what is new?

  5. 5
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    They really are the lowest vermin on the planet.

    Utter scum – all in the pay of “Big-Wind”.

    Without subsidies there would be no wind industry. Fact.

    With just renewables Britain will have no continuous energy. Fact.

  6. 6
    Anonymous says:

    Just look at what is happening in Spain.

  7. 7
    WVM says:

    Those greedy piggy eyes – Yeo has the same look.

    Two legs good.

  8. 8

    The name is being changed to Dogging Bank in recognition of the changes in sensibilities.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    Cities in Germany have warned that ‘social peace’ there is at risk due to an influx of economic migrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

    In a stark warning to the UK, reports tell of an epidemic of illegal working, chaos in schools because so many children can’t speak German, and an alarming increase in organised crime since the migrants arrived.

    Dortmund, Hanover, Berlin and Hamburg say they are struggling to absorb a six-fold increase in economic migration from the two countries since 2006.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273799/Is-future-Britain-German-cities-plead-help-Berlin-social-peace-threatened-large-number-Romanian-Bulgarian-immigrants.html#ixzz2K7oJCyqj
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  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    There is nothing new where politicons are involved.
    Wouldn’t be surprised if dictionaries gave “crook” as a synonym of “politician”.

  11. 11
    Romanian German Immigrant says:

    We do speak English much better than German because of the TV programmes. So we’re thinking of moving to the UK

  12. 12
    fruitcake says:

    Doggy -that’s a position for Yeo

  13. 13
    Angela says:

    That’s a good idea, I should try it.

  14. 14

    It must be a terrible affront not to be sacked now, one must presume. Keep the job? No thanks! I can’t afford to!

  15. 15
    EA says:

    Clean energy is good for everyone. It’s just about faintly possible, surely, that someone could be genuinely interested in green energy, and being no longer responsible for legislation around it, go into a job based on it.

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    you need to do much better than call me a little Englander says:

    that’s correct, you would have thought since we stopped using windmills in the late eighteenth century that this would have been a decent clue as to their effectiveness on an industrlal scale.

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    Lard Pressclott of Beams, Bellies, Banjos, Bulimia, two bog seats, two Jags & Shags. says:

    Oh, wind farm ! Farm !! I thought you said Wind fart.

  18. 18
    M’Lard Prezza of Scoff, and Comrade ‘Red’ LyingScum, commenting on current events says:

    talkin of them tall thingys reminds us that Tower crane thingy that ‘elecopta thing flew into – y’kno – in Londonistan a week or two ago – were nowt to do wiv us going against advice ter build the bloody thing in the first place – ain’t nuffin ter do wiv us guv – honest.

    You beleev us dontcha!

  19. 19
    Are windmills constructed of green materials?....errrrrr....NO says:

    …interested in green energy”…..hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    It’s not green energy that’s the interest, it’s the greebacks.

  20. 20
    T'Old Fella says:

    Guido get over the fact that our politicos are greasy men and they have been trying to climb an equally greasy pole, and when they slip down the pole, they have nack off landing via a parachute just like a falling feather, they have built their connections and it is convenient they cash their chips in. Connections are surely the sole motivation for going to Oxbridge or even going to public school, all good chaps together.

  21. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Do you mean the huge increases in standing charges to pay for the white follies.

  22. 22
    Anonymous says:

    I met an nice old couple from Poland. Their son is working in middle east, they have moved to UK and looks after there grandchildren in UK.

    1) Government pay to house them and feed them.
    2) School cost are paid by government as well.

    Their son the father of these kids doesn’t even pay tax in UK. This is what is happening in this country. Its not there fault, I blame the government.

  23. 23
    Nuke Watch says:

    The windmills are a failure.

    What is very confusing though is why the UK is continuing to get involved with Mal! when it has just cancelled a whole bunch of nuke projects. And why did it cancel the construction of those power plants ?

    Nuclear is the ‘greenest’, as long as it doesn’t go wrong.

  24. 24
    T'Old Fella says:

    WIV Tha’ not Lard Prezza tha frum darn sarth lad

  25. 25
    T'Old Fella says:

    But when it does go wrong it goes wrong absolutely

  26. 26
    Ed Miliband says:

    I’m Len’s fairy godmother.

  27. 27
    One-term Dave, dragging the Tories to their grave, says:

    You’re thinking of moving to Britain? How jolly spiffing! Be sure to bring all your friends and family. I’ll spend squillions bulldozing the English countryside and building jolly nice housing estates for you all.

    Now remember: try not to get caught nicking metal from the railways, be sure to claim every benefit going, and – most important of all – be sure to vote “YES” to staying in the EU when I hold the referendum in 2017.

    Toodle pip!

  28. 28
    Anonymous says:

    In Spain, people are saying their top man was getting Euro 25,000 (not sure per month / year). At least our once haven’t been accused of this.

  29. 29
    Ex-Conservative voter says:

    1) Government WE pay to house them and feed them.
    2) School cost are paid by government us as well.

  30. 30

    I am only surprised it was not per week!

  31. 31
    Nuke Watch says:

    The newer designs are a lot safer.

    Big problem though is thanks to Labour the country simply doesn’t have responsible / highly skilled individuals required for construction and ongoing running.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    The Spanish cash-for-contracts row that broke last week continues to dominate our attention this morning. Luis Bárcenas, the former treasurer of the governing People’s party, will face an anti-corruption prosecutor today.

    Bárcenas will be quizzed on those dramatic allegations that he ran a secret scheme where senior party officials received secret payments from business people, who were rewarded with government contracts.


  33. 33
    Mong Watch says:

    Owen strikes again: 50 shades of Burnham…

  34. 34
    Living in 97% white Merseyside says:

    Now that’s what I call a REAL Tory!

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    Lots of their self employed are selling big issue in UK. As self employed they can claim all the benefits available in UK.

  36. 36
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    You’ll be able to get married soon.

  37. 37

    I think you’re right. You seem a very stand up, level headed and perceptive kind of person. I like the way you put a degree of honest trust in someone, in an increasingly cynical world.

    I’d like to reward your good nature. If you just jot down here your bank details , credit card details with the expiry date and three digit security code, I shall be depositing a very large sum of money into your accounts.

  38. 38
    Down from 98% says:

  39. 39
    Casual Observer says:

    I guess money laundering and windmills are forms of real nu-Labour spin.

    Bedroom tax is a pale imitation.

    Adding to Wiki’s point above, one would strongly indicate that anyone who is not a total a$$hole has bought this spin. In fact those who are spinning it can go spin.

  40. 40
    Casual Observer says:

    If they were painted green they would be less of an eyesore, but would not be ‘green’.

  41. 41

    1/2 term next week. He’ll be tweeting day and night.
    It’ll be like when Moussa is forced to take his annual leave.

  42. 42
    Ex-Conservative voter says:

    ‘Good for everyone’ as in ‘good for China’? Too right. Very good for them, because ‘clean’ energy costs British companies an arm and a leg (whether directly through energy use or indirectly through high business taxes used to subsidise ‘clean’ energy), making our products uncompetitive on price with anything made by the Chinese, who don’t give a rat’s flying f*ck about clean energy.

    So.. clean energy, high energy costs, British companies going to the wall, high unemployment, very little tax revenue for the Treasury, leading to #drum roll# no ‘clean’ energy.

    Terrific.”Good for everyone”.

  43. 43
    Joss Taskin says:

    Poor nan ?? WTF ?

  44. 44
    Newsagent says:

    Owen Jones, I’ve got a vacancy as a paper delivery boy. Are you interested?

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    Quite so. The Industrial revolution was coming to a halt. It was the discovery of coal and mining that enabled it to continue.

    Not that we can’t revisit old technology. Today’s windmills out perform any old fashioned windmill as a modern car out performs a model T.

    But sadly for the green mob, society has moved on too. And our individual power requirements are 1,000 times that of some serf whittling a stick in his hut.

    So..let’s just be honest and say to the green guys..Look..its all very good and nice and that. So when petrol is at £5.90 a litre we’ll get back to you, OK?

  47. 47
    Owned Jones says:

    I’d need to read the Risk Assessment reports first.

  48. 48
    I wish I'd said that says:

    I wish I’d said that.

  49. 49

    If we had no power at all in the UK, we would have reduced the total global carbon emissions by as much as 2%.

    Surely that’s a small price to pay for no TV, trains,planes, internet, media,heating, lighting or factories?

  50. 50
    OJ Simpleton, Oxford 'Educated' says:

    I have a problem with delivery, but can try with the Indy.

  51. 51
    Col Nut says:

    Windfarms and corruption are synonymous.

  52. 52
    P l e b says:

    “IFS warns UK will borrow £64bn more than expected by 2015

    Institute for Fiscal Studies’ green budget says chancellor is borrowing more now and plans ‘dramatic’ cuts after next election”

  53. 53
    Coal-covered navvy says:

    Yes you’d ‘a th’ought so. However coal is cheaper from abroad, so there is little use us using it, beyond the 3 big mines we already run and one open cast one we’re building as competitively drags us down. Sustainable energy? Yes I know horrible word. But perpetual energy is useful. Who gets preference shares and boardroom salaries from this however is dodgy. What ever happened to micro-players getting contracts in EU tendering? Oh sorry Mandelsonian tendering. Screw labour.

  54. 54
    Wiki Watch says:

    Something like this:


  55. 55 says:

    What on earth will it take before the average person becomes aware that they are being “taken to the cleaners” by an unvoted for mafia coalition!

    These people are systematically destroying our country and it’s not funny in the slightest, their policies are not working and on a daily basis we hear how things are getting worse, not better!

    Yet nobody seems to care! By the time the next election comes around these rich fucking parasites will have cut the very heart out of Great Britain and turned us all back into serfs!


  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    The newer designs are still edifices to engineering conceit.

    When they want to store high explosives they build many isolated high strength buildings. Where each is secure from the rest.

    When they want to work with nuclear material you build one huge structure that is too big to manage in a failure situation.

    I had one of those weird encounters with a nuclear engineer on a remote island beach. It is the very nature of the industry that only those that are careless and have no respect for the world work with nuclear. The strange part was we were walking in a paradise that he thought nothing of destroying.

    Yet we have men that will live in a tin can under the ocean with one.

  57. 57
    Dr Lockjaw says:

    Even my non-tetanus patients found their jaws locked at this one. Why do not the other companies challenge these contracts awarded to “heavyweights” before the courts – oh I know, because they are so big ministers and civil servants have to cosy up to them or risk losing everything. DIVIDE THEM AND CONQUER, and LET’S NEVER SELL ASSETS TO FOREIGN INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANIES. In the US they have such a thing called antitrust. Here we call that the great and the good.

  58. 58
    Paul M says:

    Well that’s a pleasing symmetry.

    DECC minister becomes chairman of Forewind.

    And the previous chairman of Forewind, Gummer, is now chair of the DECC Committee on Climate Change.

  59. 59
    Dr Lockjaw says:

    Animal Farm more like. All ex-ministers are equal, just some are more equal than others. And why do we pay them more than £65,000 per year and Lab + LDs not want any of that bill cut. I know so they can get on these big boards. Oh the darlings, the Alastair Darlings! We need to stop this unprofessional double-jobbing.

  60. 60
    VERITAS says:

    Off topic 2 arrests in connection with the Elm Guest house inquiry,one in Norfolk one in East Suffolk any clues?

  61. 61
    Blokeonagolfcourse says:

    well no, actually, it doesn’t.

    Those are just the ones the press makes a fuss about.,

    Like all machinery, its prone to going wrong in lots of little ways, but you cant make a scare out of ‘leaking gland in steam pipe fixed at Sizewell: No radioactivity was released, no lives were put at risk, no one even got a blister’

  62. 62
    Blokeonagolfcourse says:

    That’s because high explosives are several orders of magnitude more dangerous.

    And because critical mass and a chain reaction can only be achieved with a certain size of structure.

  63. 63
    Sensible Person says:


  64. 64
    Mother hubbard says:

    Indeed pity the poor Cleggs.

  65. 65
    Mine d'Boggles says:

    Simply cancel the subsidies supporting the “Global Warming” scam and the wind generation economics crash. You know we can’t afford this sort of nonsense anymore.

  66. 66
    VERITAS says:

    The infestation will spread in 2014 we sleepwalking into the abyss and are powerless to do anything about it.eventually the Germans will take a hard line though short of invasion and forced repatriation whilst we will do fcuk all.

  67. 67
    More cushion for the pushin says:

  68. 68
    Sensible Person says:

    That was of course a reply to anonymous, not Bloke.

  69. 69
    Lord Mandelson of Foy PC says:

    They may have already been wed, in one of the ceremonies of the Inner Ring of the Cooperative, I know I should not speak of such but marital coercion is a far darker secret than Ms Pryce would comprehend. Mwa mwa ha ha.

  70. 70
    Anonymous says:

    According to Sky news there’s alleged involvement of Tory pols and other “high profile” individuals.

  71. 71
    BBC News says:

    If they’re Tories we’ll splash on this story for months and conveniently forget all about hundreds of people dying in Staffs NHS hospitals.

  72. 72
    Owen Jones, age 28 1/3 says:

    As opposed to me, who fails to see that he looks like a Hugh Laurie skit from the 1980’s when he shows up on TV getting schooled by Brillo.

  73. 73
    disgustedoftunbridgewells says:

    And dont forget to say you are self-employed.

  74. 74
    Magic circle law firm says:

    How dare you speculate, that is how Lord McAlpine was libelled and it is not for you to do, if you have any genuine contemporary tip offs then go to the highest copper in London and tell them to have their MPs cells ready. They love to give them a good metaphorical (I believe) slamming in there. Some of our partners have already tried the cells out.

  75. 75
    hank the cat says:

    Charles Hendry, a shadow minister, claimed more than £7,300 in taxpayer-funded expenses to pay for domestic staff at his second home.

    Its in the phucking DNA

  76. 76
    Auntie says:

    And don’t attempt to disgrace one of Blair’s 10-year plans for a totally care-backdoor target-driven private-finance leveraged shiny new NHS trust just like the South London trust. Our audience prefers to limit their memories to bigger events than Saville such as the former first lady of the Conservative Party, Edwina Currie and the child abusing backbenchers underlying Mrs Thatcher’s toxic nuclear meltdown of an otherwise thriving union-centred and jobless culture.

  77. 77
    When will it ever end says:

    DNA from a New Zealand girl bearing a striking resemblance to missing British youngster Madeleine McCann is being sent to Scotland Yard to confirm identity.

  78. 78
    My Big Fat Gay Gypsy Wedding says:

    Filthy corrupt scum should be dangling from a lamp post.

  79. 79
    disgustedoftunbridgewells says:

    No wind no electrical power. Wind speed has to exceed 13mph to start generating. Totally unreliable source of energy. What the hell is going on?

  80. 80
    Google does what it says on the tin. says:

    Spoonfeedigf 4 U


  81. 81
    disgustedoftunbridgewells says:

    Written when he became Minister for D.E.E.C.
    ‘His appointment may cause concern amongst green groups and the renewables industry as he has previously campaigned against wind developments in his own constituency over claims they are unreliable, drive up energy bills and divert resources from other forms of renewable energy’.
    Slimy, two-faced twat.

  82. 82
    Another Commentator says:

    {The Commentator
    Raise MPs’ salaries
    Let’s be honest, our current set of MPs includes a mere handful who inspire. Perhaps a pay rise might entice a better sort}

    This essay would not have passed the 11+ in my day !!!

  83. 83
    Another Commentator says:

    Oops sorry…she has another year to improve yet.

  84. 84
    old SHEP says:

    Don’t hold your breath, it took 550 years to find Richard.

  85. 85
    Clue says:

    ” Our Father….

  86. 86
    Another Clue says:

    …and Three Hail Mary’s

  87. 87
    When will it ever end says:

    I said he was dead all along.

  88. 88
    Brown out and pay me damages. says:

    Another pig at the trough.

  89. 89
    old SHEP says:

    I would be in favour of a fixed salary for MPs of £100,000, but as usual they want their cake and eat it, they still expect get all the perks on top which would mean as they do not pay any tax on expenses they would be earning the equivalent of £350,000 a year, plus moonlighting fees on top, how do the poor dears manage to make ends meet?.

  90. 90
    old SHEP says:

    And She ?.

  91. 91
    When will it ever end says:

    Long since.

  92. 92
    Billericay Dickie says:

    What a bummer.

  93. 93
    Sir William Waad says:

    I still won’t have these outsize garden ornaments on the Waad estate, even though it would be money for old rope. I feel guilty enough already copping the single farm payment, but at least (a) most of it is subsidised by gullible German taxpayers and (b) the Home Farm is genuinely productive.

  94. 94
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    But the Bulgarian foreign minister was on Sky on Monday to assure us that ‘only’ 300 would be coming.

    Was he telling tiny tiny tiny fiblets?

    As Fred Astaire sang – There may be trouble ahead….

  95. 95
    old SHEP says:

    There is no evidence to suggest that she ever was kidnapped, I will leave it that for legal reasons (draw your own conclusions).

  96. 96
    Sir William Waad says:

    Green energy is bad for most people. If we relied on it exclusively, tens of thousands of people would die of cold every winter and nobody would have a job apart from the green energy industry itself. Green energy kills people.

  97. 97
    Mrs Hendry says:

    How could you be so cruel.

  98. 98
    Forget it....the sheeple aren't listening says:

    Priorities of electorate are as follows:-

    1. Current plot line in “Corrie” and/or “Eastenders” and who is getting voted off “Dancing on Ice”

    2. Any gossip about “Celebrities”

    3. Aspiration to be a “Z Celebrity”

    4. Getting totally smashed starting Friday and ending Monday morning

    5. Tweeting about their pointless doings on “Twitter” or “Facebook”

    6. Generally not knowing who the Prime Minister is or which party is in government or caring about what is happening at “Westminster”

  99. 99
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    That has to be THE rhetorical question of the month (so far)!

  100. 100
    Ha ha says:

    Do these Mps ever take responsibility for anything? Burnham now being interviewed, not accepting any guilt. Hunt was on earlier being quized by Burley on Sky with no mention that this incident occured during Labour administration. Apparently Cameron has already stated there is no fault to be apportionedto any Health Minister. WTF do they actually do to ‘earn’ they huge salary? Easy to lay the blame on the nurses who had no alternative route to voice concerns other that management. wankers the lot of them.

  101. 101
    When will it ever end says:

    Immigrants to be banned from taking driving tests in foreign languages in bid to stop cheating and boost road safety. Mail.

    Also need to teach “them” ( Taxi Drivers )difference between £10 and £20 notes!! Frequently insist that my disabled son has only given them a £10 note, when I KNOW he only had a £20 note in his wallet. Bastards.

  102. 102
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    We could easily revert to steam for the trains, Bill – plus we have a seemingly endless supply of useless MPs, qangocrats, civil and public servants, local govt operatives etc whom we can use for fuel.

  103. 103
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    Senior civil servants also seem to find comfortable niches in banks, BAE etc. The ‘cooling off’ period should be extended to 3 years minimum.

  104. 104
    Scooby Doo says:

    Daphne: Guys, come on remember what I told you?
    Shaggy: Never pick your nose in public.
    Daphne: No, but that’s… good too.
    Scooby-Doo: Rimage ris everything.
    Daphne: Yes, image is everything. Okay the whole city is watching, so try to keep a brave face.

    Scooby Doo: Raggy, rats, rats!
    Shaggy: Rats?
    [yawns and gives Scooby mouse traps]
    Shaggy: Like take 2 of these and call me in the morning.
    Scooby Doo: Ro Raggy, RATS.
    Shaggy: Bats?
    [looks at the shade]
    Shaggy: See, Scoob? There’s nothing shady about the shade, now go onto sleep.

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    selfimportant says:

    he probably had to agitate a number of foreskins to get the chair at forewind

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    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    I think I saw on a news runner yesterday that the costs to date of cleaning up Sizewell have reached over 65 Billion! You get a lot of coal for that sort of cash!!

  108. 108
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    and expensive, especially to us plebs.

  109. 109
    Curly says:

    Wot! Nuffink abaht the football?

  110. 110
    Catty Comment (Ms) says:

    High time this entire shebang was ‘blown’ away.

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    restore the monasteries says:

    I believe the major downfall of the UK occured during that “Dark”period in our
    illustrious history,during the period between 1997 and 2010,which has been referred to as “The 13years of terror”,when untold damage was done to our economy and every other apparatus of government…Only today we see how ,during this period,our very own NHS was turned into a “Killing Machine”that adolf would have been proud of..Many traps were layed during this awful period,which can never be reversed,that have ruined our country..And now,the madness continues,same book,different chapter..Maybe it will come right,but it just
    gets worse…(dum spiro,spero)

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    So the ones in submarines are fictional?

  113. 113
    I need a cup of tea and a long sit down says:

    This loon must:
    1. have been educated in one of Labour’s ‘schools’
    2. had a full frontal lobotomy
    3. be married to the mythical/mythological Cassandra the Doomsayer.

    I hope he didn’t get paid for that bullshit!

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    old SHEP says:

    Lol, the elderly are being killed off by hypothermia because they cannot afford the heating bills thanks to Climate change ‘expert’ lunatics, not as a result of mythical heat waves.

  115. 115
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    We do not need to BURN our coal. Just gasify it underground and burn the gas,

  116. 116
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Clean Green!

  117. 117
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Try again “Clean Green”

  118. 118
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Sodding HTML: Clean not equal to green!

  119. 119
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Especially the Thorium ones.

  120. 120
    Hugh Janus says:

    Yes, Hendry, the ‘slimy, two-faced twat’ is my MP, unfortunately. Never one to think independently or rock the boat – a true Tory ‘yes-man’ through and through. Delights in writing obfuscating emails when you ask him if he was going to vote for or against homosexual marriage. After half a dozen re-reads you can just about work out he was ‘yes’ – and so it was. Problem is – he has an enormous majority (17K) so no chance of getting shot of him unless he turns to baby-eating or some other highly unpleasant activity.

    Oh yes, he owns a castle in Scotland, too. Well, times is hard…

  121. 121
    Jen The Blue says:

    What better thing to do when sacked than trouser vast quantities of taxpayers’ cash?

  122. 122
    Dodgy Geezer says:

    Actually, the reason they build nuclear reactors which service the grid at large sizes is because they want to get a couple of gigawatts out of them. And that’s the size you need for that.

    The rest of Anonymous’s piece is rubbish as well, but I can’t be assed to point out why…

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    EA says:

    Yeah – just a thought, perhaps you should check out what you are writing about before you write it. Even accepting that you are out to be deliberately inflamatory, green energy has the ability to provide hundreds of thousands of jobs for the UK economy. EVEN the Chinese are starting to think about the impact of pollution, but that aside we actually do have a legal obligation both through UK and EU legislation to lower our carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.

    Only someone horrendously mis-informed/with shares in an oil company/being obtuse would think that the status quo could remain. Whether it’s green or not, we have no choice but to renew our aging energy infrastructure otherwise we will hit a point where we have no power. If we are going to spend money, it may as well be on something that doesn’t leave a smog-filled mess for future generations to clear up.

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    Living in 97% white Merseyside says:

    If they all come here it might force the followers of the religion of peace to move out to the suburbs.

    Coulsdon, Epsom and Godalming look out!

  125. 125
    Shy Tot says:

    “Hendry to make a fortune out of green contacts”

    Got to keep up with Gummer and Yeo.

    Why do the Tories attract such types … ?

  126. 126
    No wind only hot air. says:

    Perhaps his Scottish castle needs heating (they always do), so he can stick up a raft of windmills in the area and heat his castle – simples.

  127. 127
    Me says:

    Maybe he is playing a different game.


    And you are too stupid to see it.

    He might have got sacked for being pro Nuke.

  128. 128
    LAB GAIN says:

    That’s conceivable, specially in Tory fiefdom of most of Gloucestershire and with Huhne/Davey pressure on his junior to step down also as they dislike new nuclear. Who in this government isn’t on the take or completely out of touch. It’s about time for someone with some Balls.

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    Anonymous says:

    Anyone who has been to the former east Berlin can testify to that. Even the red light areas although having a low level of criminality associated with prostitution were relatively peaceful areas (compared to your average British city at closing time especially) However after the arrival of Bulgarian and Romanian imigratnts who replaced the local german and Russian gangs who controlled the area they have become a walk on the wild side.

    Never used to see people on the trams and S Bahns accosting for people for money until a large influx of Romanians and Bulgarians not to mention the chance of getting your pocket picked at the TV Tower or the Brandenburg Gate was virtually unheard of until gangs of organised criminals started targetting the tourists.

    Not to say this doesnt happen in other cities. In fact Paris is a lot worse, just ask anyone whose had the pleasure of travelling through the RER at Gare Du Nord or Gare D’Lyon but its an inescapable fact that with the migration of many poor economic migrants these problems travel with them.

  130. 130
    NE Frontiersman says:

    ‘ the Chinese, who don’t give a rat’s flying f*ck about clean energy.’
    They do, since they’re the ones breathing in the coal smoke these days. They’re investing billions in it, and no doubt soon will be marketing products that are viable, rather than ones that need massive subsidy.

  131. 131
    Vicar of Bray says:

    I categorically deny accepting any brown envelopes.

  132. 132
    Vicar of Bray says:

    I’m going to marry as many gays as I can – sod the parishioners.

  133. 133
    Vicar of Bray says:

    That’s not in the Marriage Service for …?

  134. 134
    Vicar of Bray says:

    I think those foreign windmills are so beautiful, almost aesthetic, or should that be anaesthetic?

    The poor old consumer and taxpayer are being conned and scammed out of existence, and they don’t even know!

  135. 135
    Vicar of Bray says:

    He’s been well trained by Call Me Dave and his cohorts in the Limp-Dems and Li-Labor.

    Judas took the money as well!

    I can’t wait for the Traitors’ Trials to begin.

    Blair first?

  136. 136
    Vicar of Bray says:

    Him and the NHS Chief, look like twins!

  137. 137
    Vicar of Bray says:

    You S O S !

  138. 138
    Vicar of Bray says:

    That was aimed at Hendry’s friend!

  139. 139
    Mark says:

    Yes, he is also my MP and proper prick he is. I have met him a number of times and none of those were very reassuring. He also has just become a visiting professor on green or renewable energy at Edinburgh uni which shoes in rather nicely so freebie visits to his Scottish pie a terre. They must think we are bloody stupid.

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