Don’t be surprised, this is exactly what is supposed to happen

And so, after publishing a festering pile of distorted and deliberately misleading rubbish that deceives people about the power and influence Norway enjoys by being outside of the EU, but having access to the single market (read how the journalist who did the piece was forced to concede his distortions by The Boiling Frog), the public suffers some more as the BBC rides again … this time with another festering pile of distorted and deliberately misleading rubbish that deliberately conceals the root cause of the suffering being experienced by households across the UK that cannot afford to heat their homes.

This is exactly what was supposed to happen.  The policy imposed on the UK by the EU is designed to reduce energy demand by driving up prices and limiting supply.  It is the same with forcing down demand for water by driving up prices and preventing an increase in supply.  ‘They’ have decided energy use is driving the planet to global warming thermogeddon so something must be done.  So we have to suffer the consequences.

‘They’ are the environmentalist  and sustainability NGOs at work, sitting by invitation at the EU top table as the supposed citizen body representatives.  Given equal weight to that carried by the national representatives they sit alongside, they are unelected, unaccountable and lavishly funded by the political class to lobby and inform or even direct the policies the political class impose upon us.

This is what passes for democracy in the EU.  Self professed ‘experts’ in the field of ‘sustainability’, reversing the positive progress mankind has made over decades to provide affordable energy to heat and light homes in even the poorest households in our society, because they believe the source of that energy is dirty and harmful to the planet and they demand we use less energy in order to accommodate the useless renewable solutions also forced on us as a partial replacement at enormous cost.

These are people who have been given huge power to determine how we should live our lives, without the inconvenience of having to seek our approval via the ballot box for their agenda and the implementation of their deluded and damaging worldview.

So it is that while:

Sixty-seven percent of people said they would support more coal, oil and gas stations being built in the UK if it brought energy prices down.

the prospect of it happening does not exist.  We are in thrall to the eco warriors who would have us living our lives in a de-industrialised society akin to the world portrayed on the US TV drama ‘Revolution’.  But where is the BBC’s analysis about why this is happening?

Heaven forbid that the environmentalists’ biggest and loudest cheerleader, the BBC, should shine a light on how we have been brought here and where we are being taken. Such coverage is not permitted in the echo chamber.

Heaven forbid we should be told how we are governed, who makes these policies, why they make them and that without a fundamental change to our ‘democratic’ structures that we cannot get rid of them.

UPDATE: The BBC has updated its story and the headline, in a typically slippery way.  Instead of focusing on 25% of the population ‘enduring cold homes’, which is a hard hitting fact based upon the survey results, they have changed headline to ‘Heating bills concern 38% of population’, which plays down the consequences of the legislation’s impact.

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9 Responses to “Don’t be surprised, this is exactly what is supposed to happen”


  1. 1 Edward. 05/09/2013 at 10:17 am

    I’d like to add to that but I read and see that, you’ve said it all.

    One of the biggest, greatest barriers to a real, tangible energy policy and thus it follows to beneficial domestic energy pricing, also to aiding a new industrial revolution in C21th manufacturing development in Britain – is the BBC and the incestuous union with the clowns of green.

  2. 2 angela ellis-jones 05/09/2013 at 2:54 pm

    This may be at something of a tangent to the main argument ,but I should like to make the point nonetheless.

    We’re always being told that some people face a choice between heating and eating.I would have thought that the choice was quite simple:
    if you don’t eat,you will die,but if you can’t afford to heat,then put more clothes on !

    This would have been the taken-for -granted choice of our grandparents.

    Why can’t people think logically these days?

  3. 3 Autonomous Mind 05/09/2013 at 3:02 pm

    When you think about it, there were very good reasons why it became common practice for people to heat their homes. Otherwise people would still be huddled around the fire and wearing hats and socks in bed.

  4. 4 theboilingfrog 05/09/2013 at 3:07 pm

    @angela ellis-jones Putting on more clothes on is not the answer when it comes to vulnerable frail elderly people. Which is why the number of extraordinary winter deaths due to the cold have been spiralling:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240716/24-000-died-cold-homes-winter-Fears-grow-figure-higher-year-spiralling-bills.html

    Either die of cold or of lack of food – sadly that is the real situation many face in this country and it’s a scandal.

  5. 5 angela ellis-jones 05/09/2013 at 4:50 pm

    What ‘s wrong with wearing hats and socks in bed?
    I realise that elderly people might in addition need ambient heat,but what never ceases to amaze me is the number of able-bodied younger people who wear summery clothes in winter,and turn up the heating full blast to keep warm!
    Then when they’re old,they’ll be complaining that they don’t have enough money to afford heating/eating!And perhaps that’s why many of today’s elderly don’t have the money,because they wasted theirs when they were younger!

  6. 6 Adam West 05/09/2013 at 5:53 pm

    AM wrote: “So it is that while:

    “Sixty-seven percent of people said they would support more coal, oil and gas stations being built in the UK if it brought energy prices down.”

    the prospect of it happening does not exist.”

    The prospect of them being built does not exist. The prospect of energy bills falling even if all that was built also does not exist. Rising prices are required in order to make renewables look competitive eventually, to make Europe and the UK in particular ‘lead the world’ on carbon trading, CCS and other such nonsense, and probably to keep inflation positive and push productivity to poorer areas of Europe as well. Climate change policies are vehicles for all kinds of ulterior motives.

    The News Sniffer website is a useful resource for tracking how BBC articles change over time. This is where you can view past versions of the cold homes story.

  7. 7 John 05/09/2013 at 11:12 pm

    Maybe they know that old people cannot afford to heat themselves, possibly they care not that they will die.
    “Last year 36,700 more people died during the winter months than in the summer the worst level for almost a decade”
    Say half were pensioners…that would be a saving of a few million a year.
    Greens won’t care, they are happy with that arrangement since they say that the sustainable UK population is 13 million….and the only way to get to that level is not by birth control, but by death control. Hypothermia: The green solution to population growth.

  8. 8 Brian H 06/09/2013 at 10:55 am

    Keeping warm with the heat turned down means eating more food to generated that heat, which defeats the budgetting’s purpose. It costs to live outside the tropics. No escape.


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