June 17th, 2014

Cameron Must Show Leadership to Protect Shipping Industry

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We support tough new laws on sulphur emissions, but the European Commission admit that the way they are being implemented will have a detrimental impact on the British economy.  In fact, figures show that 2000 UK jobs will be lost, and 12 million tonnes of C02 will be emitted unnecessarily.

We are working flat out to comply with new rules by 1st January 2015.  But the ‘scrubber’ technology we need has only just begun to work, and when it takes up to 50 days to fit to each ship, the EU should accept that doing a job properly takes time.

If the UK shows leadership, others will follow.  So, Mr Cameron, here is your chance.


  1. 1
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:

    I’m all at sea.

  2. 2
    Little Johnny B13COW says:

    I can think of a low rent scrubber you can have.

  3. 3
    a green person who likes talking utter crap says:

    Did someone just fart ?

  4. 4
    Son of Leon says:

    Ships that pass in the night ! Kitty + Brittan ?

  5. 5
    Winston says:

    It will never happen. Vote UKIP to bring change.

  6. 6
    Aaron D Highside says:

    Dave? Lead?

  7. 7
    Round the Bend says:

    EU directive and commonsense – oxymoron

  8. 8
    Don't Call Me Dave says:

    Guido sells his integrity for a sponsor’s shilling.

  9. 9
    Quandary Dave says:

    Should I just dither? Or let Europe dictate to the U.K. again? Or do nothing as usual? Or appear on telly being all supportive of the England pig’s bladder kicking morons?

    Gosh. Decisions. Decisions. It’s tough being P.M. I think I’ll ask Nickelarse what I should do.

  10. 10
    still walking into darkness says:

    re shipping and the seas generally, the UK government’s pandering to the EU has been beyond abject over the last 20 years.

    We should do what Norway do and send in navy Destroyers to protect our own shipping fleet and shipping jobs both fisherman and ship construction/design/maintenance. Maybe then we’d also have a chance of maintaining the fish stocks which have been depleted by the thieves south of Dover.

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    David Cameron says:

    Errrr….errrr….raise taxes even more on the middle classes? Does that count as “Leadership” as I’m absolutely spiffing at that?

  12. 12

    Lead — as in bullet? Good idea.

  13. 13
    Mal, Venus and the other one says:

    Sorry, all our destroyers have been sent to the south Atlantic in case the argybargies kick off after they lose the world cup.

  14. 14
    Mal, Venus and the other one says:

    * all both of them…

  15. 15
    Anarchy for all says:

    Dave is part of the problem, not the solution.

    Given he does what the yanks tell him there is no hope.

    Would rather die on my feet than live on my knees.

    Fuck Europe/USA, Putin please save us…..

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    Anonymous says:


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    Flaming Torches R Us says:

    No, what counts as really brave leadership is for you to pop along to the palace when HM gets back from the races and ask her to resign/fire/sack remove you from No 10 and then choose somebody else to do the job you have so miserably failed at for the past 4 years.

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    dai emmitting says:

    so all ships calling at uk ports will have an emissions test – carried out at their expense

    if they fail the ships are impounded until repaired

    that sounds like ‘fair & free trade’ to me

    go on some politician – pretend you thought of it first

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  20. 20
    Sarah Millington says:


    When Juncker is crowned as the next EC Emperor Cameron will be shown for the impotent nonentity that he is.

    If he cannot influence the choice of our next President, what chance of avoiding this?

    We may as well start paying the EU the fines for non compliance with their foreign law now.

  21. 21
    Willie I Am says:

    Don’t forget me. It’s entirely transcendental that I should just approve the reopening of the Uranian embassy at the same time as the Americans are talking to Eye-ran, just pure chance nothing else, Angelena agrees

  22. 22
    Nicked Legg says:

    ‘Cameron must show leadership…..’ when I’d recovered from the rupture that those words brought on I wondered: if I’d had a Grand for the number of headlines I’d read since 2005 beginning ‘David Cameron must…’ well, I’d be almost as rich as Tony Blair.

    David Cameron has basic, intrinsic character flaws: weakness, duplicity, malignity, self-regarding egomania, which means he cannot, and does not wish, to do any of the things that the headline writers say they want him to do.

    The man’s a flabby-faced jelly-bellied prat with a mouth like a hen’s arse.

    And that’s what always emerges: chickenshit.

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    Mrs Bercow has vast experience getting emissions out of sailors, preferably African ones

  24. 24
    It's Tony here says:

    Hi Angela, remember me.

    Just thought I could drop you a line to indicate my availability for your, I mean, EU commissioner since my work is Middle East peace envoy has failed, I mean terminated, it would seem.

    Do you remember Peter and Gordon, I’m sure they will provide the necessary references. PS what is the pay this year?

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    Joe Public who will continue to Vote for UKIP ORG at May 2015 GE says:

    Will someone please explain to CMDD what the
    meaning* of the word “LEADERSHIP” really means !!!

    * explains in a way this completely out of touch
    Old Etonian Bulling Toff will be able to grasp &
    implement & it will not cause any strain on his
    upper class vacuous cranial cavity………

    Which is asking for something that is totally
    beyond CMDD as he likes to be known as
    the Heir to Bliar for his own vanity and
    nefarious ends

    Vote UKIP………

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    Capn Birdseye says:

    I work in shipping and everyone knows that the only ones that will test properly will be the British, Germans and Scandies…………..the usual BS.

    Cast Iron Dave to the rescue? Fuck off

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    Vote UKIP for the restoration of sanity to UK politics says:

    What we need is more sulphurous emissions in the immediate vicinity of Westminster, and in copious amounts.
    November 5th should be brought forward by 3 or 4 months this year – as soon as you’re ready guys.

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    Thats all that was missing a bit of the old scrubber technology, puts hairs on yer chest;

  29. 29
    Putin, KGB Gangster says:

    You really are a fuckwit, aren’t you.

  30. 30
    young nick says:

    There was always a whiff of sulphur about Tony and Peter.

  31. 31
    Bailiwick says:

    Dave is having trouble even getting his ducks in a row.

  32. 32
    albacore says:

    Well, if Dave’s on the case, there’s no need to worry
    He’ll sort all this out in a heck of a hurry
    Just like he did with gay weddings and foreign aid
    Shame, though, about that cast iron promise he made

  33. 33
    Hal I Tosis says:

    No, that was Tony Blair talking about the EU and the Middle East.

  34. 34
    Nell's Son says:

    Just ignore the fuckers. It’s not as if they are going to cross the channel and invade us if we say up yours Junckers.

  35. 35
    It's Wends says:

    Scrubber technology?

    Oh, you mean no. 69, wiv fly rice?

  36. 36
    Charge the Twats to breathe the airs says:

    Can’t understand why they get so upset about Sulphur anyway. People pay good money to stay in a sulphur spa resort.

  37. 37
    still walking into darkness says:

    The bloke is just naive as was Blair and Brown before him in all areas. Woefully inexperienced for the role all three of them have been.

  38. 38
    Lennox Karl Anthony Da Silva says:

    Yes, Blair has certainly made it a World Without Love.

  39. 39
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Leadership and Dave, you must be kidding, we should be asking his SPADs, he’s just the picture on the wall, the little plate on the frame reads Prime Minister David Camoron 2010 to 2015, failure at everything, U turns a speciality.

  40. 40
    Anoneumouse says:

    Shipping = Transport

    Article 71 of the Treaty establishing the European Community confers internal and external competence on the Community in respect of deciding and implementing common transport policy. Moreover, Article 10 of the Treaty requires Member States to cooperate with the institutions of the Community and to refrain from taking any measure which could jeopardise the attainment of the objectives of the Treaty.

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    Is that A T Shirt with a Jrtmain print or the real deal? says:
  42. 42
    The Grim Reaper says:

    From EU or Somali pirates?

  43. 43
    Enforce a No Ship Zone Dave says:

    If we block all shipping from entering the English Channel and the North sea then the EUSSR will have to capitulate anyway or go bust.

  44. 44
    Joe Public who will continue to Vote for UKIP ORG at May 2015 GE says:

    Along with words “High Class Purveyor of Mendacity & Manipulation

    for the Masses !!!”

  45. 45
    Dance of the Dying Fly says:

    Dave will just roll over and put his arms and legs in the air.

  46. 46
    Hague, woeful says:

    Why is that silly little twerp Hague banging on about TeamGB performing well in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow?

    Amazing how spectacularly ill informed the star struck Foreign Secretary is on so many issues of the day.
    Faux gravitas tones only go so far.

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    Persona non grata says:

    What a wonderfully accurate description od Cameron. Mind if I nick it once in a while?

  48. 48
    Ed P says:

    Most ships have plenty of scrubbers when docked!

  49. 49
    Sunny Jim says:

    People, sadly the onanists in Brussels have decided rhis will happen. Bottom line – instead of ships burning heavy fuel oil with a 1% sulphur limit, whilst operating in EU waters, they will be forced to burn diesel oil with maximum 0.1% sulphur. Diesel is 1.6 times the cost of heavy fuel oil, so shipping costs will go up. Guess who will pay the extra costs? Yep, the consumer. Also, we will see a shortage of diesel fuel for road transport, so prices of fuel will go up, & this too will be passed on… All because of tree-hugging twats & dick brained politicians. The politicians won’t give a toss – they won’t be paying…

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

  51. 51
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    Have a look at what you could stop.


  52. 52

    John Prescott is steaming.

  53. 53
    Persona non grata says:

    Must watch for all genuine Euro sceptics. The faux-servatives stabbed us all in the back, not just Maggie. And listen to what Heseltine had to say about Britain, and why his neck should be in the business end of a noose.

  54. 54
    Tachybaptus says:

    Faux-servatives or Supposi-Tories, and they can go where the sun don’t shine.

  55. 55

    Ships do no emit sulphur,nothing does it is not a gas.

  56. 56
    The Vicar of Albion says:

    Did have the jurors returned in the h@cking trial yet?

  57. 57
    Owen Jones,Socialist turned Capitalist says:

    If the UK shows leadership, others will follow. So, Mr Cameron, here is your chance….Send in the Drones and bomb Iraq to kingdom come.

  58. 58

    The Russian ,American, Japanese ,Korean, and Brazilian shipping industries will of course all be falling over themselves to comply with the latest EU diktat

  59. 59
    Cuntwatch says:

    Chuka with a bunch of other people nobody’s ever heard of.

  60. 60
    Cunt for short says:


  61. 61
    Owen Jones says:

    I assume that the apple crumble and thick custard was Halal ?

  62. 62
    More bumboys than you can shake a stick at says:

    Whiff of lavender too.

  63. 63
    Mandingo says:

    Lots of OBO’s.

  64. 64
    I'm a shitstabber too says:

    Loving the tie.

  65. 65
    Joss Taskin says:

    Can’t we send in the Dromeys rather than the Drones ?

  66. 66
    One-term Dave says:

    I don’t do leadership or take an interest in UK matters unless it personally affects me.

    I’d vote UKIP, if I were you.

    Pip pip and rah, rah, rah!

  67. 67
    RED ED - SON OF BROWN says:



  68. 68

    The jurors must by now be out of their minds with the sheer mind numbing boredom of it all ,they will need years to reconnect with the world,they are to be pitied .
    The whole saga from Levenson to the present has been one huge troughing fest for the legal shysters !

  69. 69
    Albert's chainsaw sharpeners says:

    I find it strange, this crap about sulphur, I think it’s about trade, most large ships go to the European container hub to offload and the goods that we get are marked down as imports to us, it seems the container business is good business and British traders have jumped onto the band wagon and are building larger container bases at the British ports, a new one is be built at Seaforth Container port Liverpool to take the very large sea going container ships, looks as if the EU doesn’t want this to happen, as said somewhere else, the ship would have to change over to diesel when it gets into the EU trade area and Liverpool and the east coast container bases a well within the EU trade area, so the level playing field seems to be tilted towards the EU hub as British bound shipping would have further to go, EU enemies of Britain and it’s culture and trade.

  70. 70
    Putin on the Ritz says:

    There are a lot of them about.

  71. 71
    Taxfodder says:

    What a hoot…. Cameron must show leadership…. owwwwhahaha thats a good one.

    An incompetent lightweight muddler, with no credibility or clout, a joke in the EU.

    That man is a pussy pushover.

  72. 72
    Dodge E. Dossyer says:

    The odour of bullshit overwhelmed everything, as I recall.

  73. 73
    ooh matron says:

    But not his duckies.

  74. 74
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    John Prescott is a steaming pile of sh!te

  75. 75

    You would have to do something to stop her talking though…

  76. 76
    The Joker says:

    Seems to me like we hold the Ace card there.

  77. 77
    Next says:


  78. 78
    Sam Cam says:

    I would not bet on that.

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    It's not difficult says:

    The solution is simple.


  80. 80
    Sunny Jim says:

    Oxides of sulphur after it gets burned in the engines. Add water to them & you get sulphurus & sulphuric acid…

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    Love Europe. Hate the EU says:

    The EU does this all the time. Tries to stuff Britain under the disguise of an in vogue green initiative that only affects Britain and not the rest of Europe.

    They are Bastards.

    Why would any Briton want to be in that club?

  82. 82
    Owen halal sailor Jones says:

    thats why we used to rule the world

  83. 83

    Well let’s face it, righties are traditionally associated with sulphur.

  84. 84
    Anonymous says:

    Does he need 50 days having a scrubber fitted?

  85. 85
    Anonymous says:


  86. 86

    WHICH IS NOT SULPHUR the same as carbon is not carbon dioxide sulphuric acid is easily diluted in thousands of trillion tons of seawater.

  87. 87
    Tim Yeo-Yo says:

    And lefties are associated with the whiff of bullshite and hypocrisy.

    Why do you do it Jimmy? Why do you come on here? You forget that us righties have a self-depreciating sense of humour so your shitty posts will never have the desired effect. All you do is remind us just how stupid Labour voters are.

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    Tailor's dummy watch says:

    A bunch of people with a two-faced git they wish they’d never heard of.

  89. 89
    A common cormorant (or shag) says:

    Doubt if they could hack their way out of a paper bag. My eggs should be safe enough.

  90. 90
    Chris Bryant says:

    No I smell like that all the time.

  91. 91
    Hugh Janus says:

    Yes, for a moment there I thought Guido had tried to put “Cameron” and “leadership” in the same sentence, but upon re-reading I am relieved to see that he didn’t in fact do so. Very wise.

  92. 92

    “a self-depreciating sense of humour”

    As malapropisms go that was rather good.

  93. 93
    Tiktok says:

    .. and another cvnt with a big watch on his arm. Are these coloured folk half blind or something that they need huge heavy clunky timepieces?

  94. 94
    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    That woman with the knobbly knees is going to regret wearing those idiot pointy shoes when her painful bunions start to sprout in the near future and she finds herself quite unable to find a comfortable pair of shoes. Silly bitch.

  95. 95
    Ann, the poverty stricken accounts clerk says:

    But when are the EU johnnies going to explain how they propose to stop these infractions? The ships will just float on by and tell them all to jump in the river.

  96. 96
    Keitho says:

    If there’s one born every minute where do the rest come from?

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    Anonymous says:

    It is one of those mysteries. Why have successive UK governments for years been determined to destroy any remnants of the UK shipping industry?
    As an island we inevitably have a thriving coastal shipping industry, but nowadays it is almost entirely foreign flagged and manned, purely because it has been made uneconomic to do otherwise.

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    ” …..scrubber technology we need …..”

    SALLY !!!

  99. 99


    “Everyone s gone to the Moon”

  100. 100

    Something of the “flight” about them.

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    Yeh but he s got a small and pefectly formed shiny head .

    If it had a nipple in its middle most women would happily suck it all night long ….

  102. 102

    No they won t go bust.

    They ll just route everything up the arse of Europe s soft
    underbelly — the Med .

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    RWG says:



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    Wine cellars don’t fill themselves you know.

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    Witty Moniker says:

    “Cameron … Leadership”

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    Good one. Top marks to the headline writer. You should be on the stage sir (/madam).

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    tigerowl says:

    What crap. “The EU does this all the time. Tries to stuff Britain under the disguise of an in vogue green initiative that only affects Britain and not the rest of Europe.” It ignores history for a start.
    Britain’s ship building industry. Just under a year ago, japan and South Korea had over 2000 ship building orders. Norway alone had over fifty. Those countries INVESTED in their industry. Britain has reduced its capacity for decades. In the 1970’s, 8500 were employed on the Clyde.
    Another example “Spain is in the stages of completing two 27,000 tonne Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) for the Australians…” Business invested and Britain did not.
    Think on this British business community…. AT one point in the early 1900s a fifth of all ships in the world were made on the River Clyde in Glasgow.
    there are still over 200 cruise ships on order or being built.
    This is nothing to do with the EU so stop using that as a reason. It has everything to do with lack of investment by Britain in its industries. And you do not even need to subsidise our industry to make them work.

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    Taxfodder says:

    Bet in confidence your money is safe.

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