One of the best definitions of Government is a body or group which dedicates itself to the defence of the Nation-State. In these troubled times, we hold a small standing Army, a very-much reduced Navy and a Royal Air Force which must be checked under a microscope to find its component parts. These three arms of the Services have been treated savagely by Labour, and much the same by the Conservatives; both in terms of funding of manpower and equipment, as well as in direction. We are an Island Nation. We depend upon free passage for our imports, as well as the ever-diminishing flow of exports from our harbours and ports. We have surrendered much of our Sovereignty to foreigners, and we, or rather the various bunches of lying thieves and vagabonds masquerading as politicians have not only decimated our capability to defend ourselves, they have arranged things so that those decimations are permanent.
One of the driving forces behind a good defence structure is the ability to provide fuel for your aircraft, for your ships; and of course for the various methods of transporting large numbers of soldiers into harms way, if that is what is deemed necessary. To depend upon others, to allow your very power and motive infrastructure to be controlled by someone other than a sworn officer, is to accept that your very core is capable of being compromised. If you cannot refuel your aircraft, if you cannot run your trucks, tanks or mobile artillery, if you cannot be certain that your warships can be refuelled ahead of all others in a queue; you have arranged for surrender without the purchase of a white flag.
So one can understand why the bunch of lying thieves who masquerade under the title of the Coalition Government have slipped out, well-hidden in the fairly small print of the Energy Bill, itself further evidence of that sheer lunacy known as the Climate Change Act, the most expensive piece of legislation probably introduced in this country since the Welfare State; the proposed sale of the only hardware specifically designed to keep safe the means of refuelling all our Armed Forces , safe as in protected by both guns as well as Statute. The ConDoms are proposing to sell off the Ministry of Defence (MOD) held asset that supplies aviation fuel to military airbases in the UK, as well as a number of civilian airports.
This asset, known as the the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS) was established to provide a secure oil distribution network for the United Kingdom at the beginning of World War Two in 1939. Over many years the pipeline route has been extended and amended until it now covers approximately 2,500 km of pipe and associated storage depots, pumping stations and other sites. The GPSS distributes about 40 per cent of the aviation fuel within the UK and is used to supply important commercial airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick, along with Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force bases in England and Scotland.
One presumes the price will be slightly in excess of the statutory Thirty Pieces of Silver, but not by much!
I have written before about the total lack of mechanical knowledge and aptitude of my eldest brother, and of the fact that he is a legend amongst his family and friends for being so totally lacking in knowledge of even minor repairs around the home. As I wrote at the time “His finest utterance was on the subject of wine; he had been persuaded to buy a different brand of booze at the supermarket, and he had tried to get the cork out of the bottle for twenty-seven minutes before learning that the bottle had a screw-top!”
He called me up some years ago to ask my advice on a gas boiler and hot water shower problem he thought he was having, and he was astounded to learn that I could solve his problem over the phone whilst being some 300 miles apart. He called me again to again ask if he was doing the right thing in taking up an offer and estimate from British Gas for the complete replacement of his gas boiler for the princely sum of over £2,000.00, as the fitter had recommended a salesman to call because the boiler was ‘old and in need of replacement’.
I asked my brother if the boiler had passed the ‘safety inspection’ which the British Gas CORGI fitter had carried out, and he replied that it had passed, and he had the certification on his hands. I then told him to find a local Gas Repair Company from the Yellow Pages, and get a second independent opinion.
He called me back a week later and thanked me for the advice, as the independent Company’s salesman had stated that his boiler was perfectly sound; but when it eventually went wrong, and was ready to be replaced, his Company would be pleased to do the work, fit and commission a brand new boiler, for the princely sum of £650.00!
I write of this because I trust neither the Government, B&Q, British Gas, or indeed any independent ‘Assessor’ to speak the truth when dealing with things which the average householder just does not either understand or appreciate!
But I’ll be switching on an EXTRA light or two at the appointed time!
Seems as though the lunacy of the ‘Greenie Climate Change brigade’ has spread outwards, reaching Hull.
The Lord Mayor of Hull, having a choice of two vehicles for his civic duties, chooses the nice, large, roomy Jaguar Sovereign over the cramped Nissan Leaf car provided as the second vehicle available. The fact that the Mayor is six foot-two inches tall holds a fair sway in his choice or preference of mobile seating, as the Jaguar is both a larger, as well as a more comfortable vehicle; with a good distance covered before a need to refuel, instead of the 75 miles for the Leaf.
Both vehicles were donated to Hull City Council by the car manufacturer Nissan, which was keen to promote its innovative new vehicle. Councillor Inglis insisted both cars were used where appropriate but said the electric car had only ever been intended to be used as a back up civic vehicle. He said: “The civic committee said to Nissan they would use the Leaf if they would fund the cost of an appropriate civic vehicle, for example, the Jaguar Sovereign. Seems as though they aren’t all as stupid as John Prescott in the city which he represented in such a terrible and sloppy fashion.
The Nissan Leaf is a typical product of the parasitical ‘climate change’ lobby, and its production, besides being subsidised up the khazi by a £5,000 Government payment, is but one aspect of our taxes being paid to succour and cushion a product which, in normal circumstances, would only be bought by really dedicated ‘green idiots’ who don’t know any better.
Still, with total Leaf sales numbering just 3,875, Nissan will be getting the message a bit sooner than when Ford produced the Edsel, the acknowledged largest clunker on the planet; and when we here in Britain finally get a Government which does not have its head firmly up its own arsehole, we shall see the end of this foolish waste of money.
Needless to note, there is no BBC coverage at all, and the only Guardian piece is, well, guarded.
It is nice to see at least some of the red blooded people of that proud nation standing tall against the Greenies, the Ghoolies and the Gillards who rule on a minority vote in Canberra!
” Philip, I told you that it was all a lie, it was all rubbish, this ‘Climate Change’ stuff that you read about. When that silly man Blair was in charge of Our Parliament, he got hold of some silly nonsense, probably from his equally-silly wife, about how we were all doomed unless we all switched to this tiresome ‘Green Climate’ thing that all the others were talking about. I told you that if British people were forced to change the way we live on the basis of the predictions of some ‘Committee’ which is beloved of the United Nations; we would all regret it! Now I read, just the other day, that all their predictions were based on computerised guesswork. And what have we ended up with, even here at the Palace? The lights don’t last; when they do they give off a light that you cannot even read by! I am so glad that I read that small piece on the Internet by that nice man who lives up in the North-East, and went to the site he linked to, so I have at least some decent lights to read by when I am in bed!”
Programming note: You won’t want to miss the conclusion.
What more can possibly be said?
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Democrat Party’s version of the Bolshevik Revolution.