Allow me to repeat myself, it is, after all, an old man's perogative. A couple of posts down, I wrote the following:
The plight of the working man in the democratic west is no longer a matter of urgency, so new means must be attached to new emergencies in order to raise new streams of revenue for the governmental coffers - step forward, amongst others, global warming! All over the western world, government ministers and their 'hand-maidens' are smacking their lips at the prospect of huge amounts of money from taxes aimed at avoiding an entirely mythical end of the world! [My emphasis added.]
How wise I am, how prescient I am - and how cheap I am considering you get all my wisdom for nothing, my life already! Anyway, no sooner written than I turn to the ever-vigilant Anthony Watts to receive this slap from one of his contributors, Dr. Tony Brown, who obviously keeps his ears, and eyes, very finely tuned to governmental and quango activity:
“Personal carbon rations would have to be mandatory, imposed by Government in the same way that food rationing was introduced in the UK in 1939… Each person would receive an electronic card containing their year’s carbon credits …see the Tyndall Centre’s study on “domestic tradable quotas”… and their recent establishment on the political agenda…the card would have to be presented when purchasing energy or travel services, and the correct amount of carbon deducted. The technologies and systems already in place for direct debit systems and credit cards could be used.”
(Environmental Audit Committee minutes-House Of Commons-London)
What that means is a return to wartime rationing!
Dr. Brown opens his article with these words:
Preface. This is a factual account of the highly politicised concept of catastrophic man made climate change. The views quoted above are supported in principle by the UK govt but said to be ahead of their time. However, the means to achieve them are now being quietly introduced into main stream thinking through the systematic use of a political agenda that uses the alarming notion of catastrophic man made climate change as the means to force through a measure of social engineering unequalled in the UK in modern times.
There then follows a long but highly detailed list of the monstrous agit-prop campaign which has H.M. Treasury smacking its lips. I need hardly remind you of Gordon Brown's ridiculous apocalyptic frenzy the other day in which he warned that government leaders had only 50 days to save the planet.
You're being had, People, watch your wallets!