Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Gummer-Goldsmith Green Taxes

If like Guido you remain resolutely unconvinced that the world is about to suffer climate catastrophe because of man-made carbon emissions, the idea of slapping “green” taxes on everything that moves just looks like an excuse for more taxes. The truth of this is evident in that they don’t propose to cut taxes on less carbon intensive modes, which would incentivise their uptake.

If, as with Guido’s family, there are three countries you call home, it is particularly penal. Short of slowly sailing around Western Europe with a horse and cart in the hold, Guido is going to have to pay a lot of “green taxes”. Will it change his behaviour? No, it will just cost more. Will it make a blind bit of difference to the condition of the planet? No.

Gummer and Goldsmith (in particular) are obssessed with reversing the modern way of life for the many and returning us back to some romanticised peasant life. If they didn’t have the carbon emissions bogeyman the environmentalists would make something else up to further this aim. This is just another racket giving eager politicians an excuse to raise taxes.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Rich & Mark’s Monday Morning View

Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Caption Contest (Late August Edition)

Evidence of the Coulson Effect?

When Guido first saw the “Anarchy in the UK” headline for yesterday’s speech press release by Dave, he thought it was a little too knowing. But it worked for The Sun today. Today Dave’s speech steals a line from Hilary Clinton, “it takes a village”. Is he re-branding the the Tories as the Village People?

GuyNews TV : Cheney Argues Against Occupying Iraq (1994)

This fascinating clip doing the rounds is from Cheney’s time back at the AEI think tank. Dick lucidly and cogently explains why Bush senior did not go to Baghdad in the first Gulf War. So what changed ex-Halliburton CEO, Dick Cheney’s mind?

See what Cheney looks like when he is speaking the truth on GuyNews.TV.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

How the Crowd Welcomed Them…

A number of co-conspirators have mentioned that the moment the stadium big screens showed* Brown and Merkel at the match last night, there was a rare example of spontaneous Anglo-German unity. Both ends of the crowd started booing. Alles Gut…

*If you recorded the match, stick it up on YouTube please.

Cheney Warns Against Quagmire of Invading Iraq in 1994

See You Later

Every Week 2,000 People Go Bust

Gordon likes to talk about stability and prudence, but rising indebtedness and rising interest rates have led to people going bust and losing everything at the rate of 2,000 a week. Individuals are losing homes and businesses at an astonishing rate – triple that seen during the 1991/92 recession. Hardly evidence of a strong economy…

Insolvencies England & Wales
Source : Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) Insolvency Service and Companies House Executive Agencies.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Prezza’s Million Pound Pension

Prezza will get a pension valued at well over a million pounds and paying him over £1,000 a week. He of course has no declared interest in his son’s property dealing – largely involving politically sensitive planning applications or public sector land.

But it is nice to know the family has prospered so well while he was fighting so eloquently on behalf of the poor.


Seen Elsewhere

Cocaine Conservatives | Standard
Jezza Browne Responds to LibDem Haters | LibDem Voice
Why Britain Needs to Leave the EU | Douglas Carswell
Literally No One is Watching London Live | MediaGuido
Who Tells Ed When He’s Wrong? | Speccie
Hands Off Our Cojones, Mr Clegg | Laura Perrins
London Live Averaging Just 2,400 Viewers | Forbes
Ed’s Constitutional Failure | ConHome
UKIP Poster Girl’s Naked Photos | Sun
Miliband’s Radical Old Labour Agenda | Fraser Nelson
Meet Team Miliband | Dan Hodges


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A confused Nick Griffin says Nigel Farage is a shill for the City, forgetting that City banks want to stay in the EU:

“Farage is a snake oil salesman, but a very good one. His supposed anti-immigration stance is all smoke and mirrors, as is his carefully cultivated image as a ‘man of the people’. The truth is that UKIP is a pro-immigration party that exists to lobby for the interests of the City of London.”



Nick Clegg says:

Do you want lies with that?


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