NHS Hiring Climate Change Manager

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust is on the lookout for new sustainability manager. Clearly a top priority now for the health service is to take a lead in combating climate change. It’s not like there’s anything else going on…

The advert, which repeatedly mentions “climate emergency“, “climate action” and “climate breakdown“, informs applicants that “clinical or environmental/sustainability qualifications or experience are desirable but not essential.” It goes on to boast about how much the hospitals are doing to combat global warming…

“In June 2019 Newcastle Hospitals became the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency, recognising the threat that climate breakdown poses to public health, and committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2040. Since making this public declaration the Trust has embedded climate action into its five year strategy”

That must be so reassuring for patients. Sadly for Guido readers hoping to get their hands on a cool £45,000 a year of taxpayer money, the deadline to apply was earlier this week…

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Remainers Attempt to Scupper Trade Deal With Dodgy Claims

A rump of Remainers in Parliament spearheaded by Simon Hoare has proposed a host of wrecking amendments to the Agriculture Bill, which would serve to scupper new trade deals around the world that have been enabled by the UK’s exit from the EU. Many of the MPs involved are, unlike Hoare, not from rural constituencies and instead have a history of Brexit obstructionism. Hoare has been on his feet in the chamber this afternoon promoting the wrecking attempt…

These wrecking attempts have been bolstered by a proxy campaign from Friends of The Earth, who have instructed their obsessive troops to bombard MPs with a stock letter about the launch of trade talks with the US. As is to be expected, it contains misunderstanding, slight of hand, hyperbole, and outright falsehoods. Guido has helpfully trawled through and picked apart the points the letter makes…

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Corbyn’s New Anti-Eco Modelling Career

Jeremy Corbyn has found himself a new job in semi-retirement, instagram modelling for a boiler company. Earlier this week, Jeremy Corbyn posed for a photo brandishing branding for Mak Gas Ltd in front of a sparkly new boiler they installed at his home. Now Mak Gas is sponsoring the post on Instagram. Captioning the photo, MGL wrote…

“What a pleasure to install a boiler for @jeremycorbyn!…

We completed an emergency boiler installation with an Ideal Vogue which included an extended 12-year warranty as we are accredited installers for all Ideal boilers.”

Which is odd, because the Green New Deal Corbyn championed and campaigned for alongside his preferred heiress, Rebecca Long-Bailey, would necessitate the removal of all gas boilers across the country. With a 12-year warranty it looks like Corbyn’s betting on his party being out of power for some time to come…

Hat-tip: Liam Deacon
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Brits Favour Economy Over Environment

In new polling that has been specially released on Earth Day, Ipsos MORI has found that the majority of the British public, along with the Indians, Russians, Aussies, and Americans agree with the statement that:

“Government should focus on helping the economy to recover first and foremost, even if that means taking some actions that are bad for the environment.”

Despite the clearly leading question, asking respondents to explicitly back their Government taking “actions that are bad for the environment” rather than more neutral phrasing such as not intervening as much to reduce carbon emissions, the economy still won. The clearly disappointing Earth Day results were buried at the bottom of the press release…

Turns out that despite mass-environmentalist virtue-signalling, people care more about not being poor. Happy Earth Day.

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Happy Earth Day Sir Richard, What Happened to the $3 Billion?

Was it only a decade ago that Sir Richard Branson joined the wilder ranks of global warming theorists and committed to spending $3 billion to tackle climate change? The billionaire pledged all profits from his Virgin air and rail interests over the next 10 years to combating rising global temperatures. Sort of…

His $3 billion “donation” would not go to independent charities, it would be invested in a new subsidiary of the Virgin conglomerate, Virgin Fuels. So it was just a re-investment of profits.

Blair’s Downing Street spokesman was full of praise: “This is an extremely generous offer. The prime minister met Richard Branson and other business leaders in California in the summer and came back very impressed with the positive steps all the companies were taking to reduce their impact on global warming.” Bill Clinton slapped him on the back, Al Gore was ecstatic

As ever with Branson things might have been a little over-hyped. Virgin Fuels doesn’t exist today. It appears to have mutated into the Virgin Green Fund (VGF) as a way of making investments in renewable energy and earning fund management fees. The fund unfortunately closed down in 2014.

Did Branson ever put that promised $3 billion of profits over the decade from his transport groups into “fighting global warming”? It seems not? So on Earth Day Guido asks, as he asks governments around the world from Australia to Britain to bail out his transport businesses, what happened to the profits he pledged? Did they go to fight global warming? If not, could they not be used to bail out his airlines?

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Corbyn’s National Hemp Service Ships First Orders

Tommy Corbyn’s surprisingly capitalist venture, the National Hemp Service (NHS), has started shipping orders today – after a rocky start. Corbyn’s youngest son’s business reportedly went into liquidation last year owing £100,000 and leaving investors out of pocket. This morning, however, Corbyn’s “all-hemp shop” began to ship all manner of cannabis related products. After the year he’s had Guido can think of one shouty recently retired gentleman who might need the calming benefits of his son’s business…

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