HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales has again delved into the realm of spin and distortion as he took another opportunity to criticise AGW sceptics.  This time it was in a speech at one of his favourite institutions, the European Parliament (Hat tip: EU Referendum).

After offering some very reasonable observations about the destruction of rainforests, Charles enjoined environmentalists to stop honestly describing the things they want people to stop doing and pointing out that living environmentally-friendly lives means giving up all that makes life worthwhile.

Instead His Royal Highness wants the environmentalists to sell their view of an eco utopia by engaging in spin in the manner of his new initiative called Start, which aims to promote the benefits of supposedly sustainable living.  He is quite open about using PR and marketing techniques to hide the unpalatable truth and focusing on an illusory and contrived vision, as he made clear saying:

“As one advertising executive put it to me, we are ‘making it cool to use less stuff’.

Achieving the environmentalists’ outcome still requires people to give up things that make life enjoyable and worthwhile.  But of course, it is much easier for fabulously wealthy people like Charles, who will still enjoy the trappings of a fantastically privileged and taxpayer funded life of patronage and comfort.  A man whose call for such a vision would have a dramatic negative impact on ordinary people for whom day to day living involves accounting for every last penny and making daily choices such as paying a bill or having something more nutritious than value beans and chips for dinner.  But what else can we expect from a man whose only ambition in life, apart from becoming King, was to be Camilla’s tampon and whose world includes taking a white leather toilet seat with him wherever he travels.

Then it was on to delivering this swipe at AGW sceptics in typically idiotic and cack handed fashion:

I have to say, this process has not exactly been helped by the corrosive effect on public opinion of those climate change sceptics who deny the vast body of scientific evidence that shows beyond any reasonable doubt that global warming has been exacerbated by human industrialised activity. […]

[…] I would ask how these people are going to face their grandchildren and admit to them that they failed their future.

I wonder, will such people be held accountable at the end of the day for the absolute refusal to countenance a precautionary approach? For this plays a most reckless game of roulette with the future inheritance of those who come after us.

Question. If as Charles claims the evidence shows ‘beyond any reasonable doubt’ that mankind is stoking global warming, why on earth is he criticising people for refusing to countenance a ‘precautionary approach’? With all due respect, how can we take seriously someone who makes such contradictory comments within moments of each other?

Actually, stuff the respect.  Respect is something that should be earned and the only thing Charles is earning is my enduring contempt.  Small wonder so many people want the Monarchy to skip a generation because the prospect of this doddery old fool being King is just so disturbing.  No qualification other than an accident of birth has provided him with a platform and all he does is spout ideological nonsense from a strange world that is divorced from the real one.

19 Responses to “HRH The Prince of Wales”


  1. 1 Grumpy Old Man 09/02/2011 at 7:47 pm

    HRH is NOT funded by taxpayers money. He owns a great deal of land and business interests on which he pays taxes more honestly than most of his detractors. He receives a grant from the government to carry out his state duties, but overall the private estates of HRH contribute more to the government coffers than are drawn from them. You appear to be as bigoted and misled about HRH as he is about CAGW.

  2. 2 Mark Wadsworth 09/02/2011 at 7:56 pm

    Agreed. He is rent seeking hypocrite of the first order, let’s skip this ‘skipping a generation’ bit and just appoint Posh and Becks for a five year term.

  3. 3 Martin Brumby 09/02/2011 at 7:59 pm

    Check out:-
    http://www.nce.co.uk/features/energy-and-waste/offshore-wizard/8610838.article
    (I’m ashamed to say this is the journal of my Professional Institution).

    Of course Dutton is Prince Chuckles’ guy, looking after his interests in this nice £150 Billion BigWind scam. How much of this money will Chuckles trouser?

    Follow the money…..

  4. 4 Autonomous Mind 09/02/2011 at 8:07 pm

    But GOM, think about how this ‘private land’ became his. Did he buy it out of his earnings?

    I may be many things, but a bigot I am not. Actually, I would quite like to be handed a substantial amount of land and earn an income from it and the businesses I can base on it. Tell me, where do I apply?

  5. 5 Tim Almond 09/02/2011 at 8:13 pm

    When that’s what your system delivers, your system is broken.

    Really, does anyone think he’s more qualified to lead this country than they are? I’m not boasting. I think there’s thousands of people more qualified to be head of state than me. Just not him.

    Does he have great public speaking skills? No. A strong personality? No. The capacity to lead others? No. Tact and Diplomacy? No. Great intellect? No. The ability to show kindness and compassion? No. I’m not as enamoured by his mother as others, but at least she seems to have a certain strength about her.

    If a great crisis occurred in this country, like a fascist government taking over, I have no confidence that he would make the right choices.

  6. 6 Uncle Badger 09/02/2011 at 8:27 pm

    I seem to recall HRH himself refusing to believe ‘the vast body of scientific evidence’ over much that he appears to hold dear.

    Homoeopathy, for one.

    Clearly, he is not a very bright man.

  7. 7 Derek Reynolds 09/02/2011 at 8:27 pm

    I think Her Majesties greatests strength is keeping ‘mum’. Therein lay her greatest power – secrecy. When truth outs – they’re cooked.

  8. 8 Tufty 09/02/2011 at 10:33 pm

    I used to be mildly royalist, but no longer. The man is a fool and his main problem is that too many people know it.

  9. 9 Cassandra King 10/02/2011 at 8:00 am

    Mr Hypocrisy being born with a diamond encrusted silver spoon firmly in his ignorant mouth is in no position to lecture us on the evils of an industrial society. Can he not just bugger off somewhere with his old hag and do what he does best, mumble to trees and complain to his servants?

    Living the good life and being denied nothing, never knowing real hunger and poverty and the humiliation of being unable to achieve the most in life through hard work. This fool pontificates about things which he knows nothing and cares even less.

    A 1st world industrial society gives hope and pride and the chances to better oneself, everything we have is springs from this wondrous thing called a free market capitalist society built on industrial development.

    Hypocrites and elitist assholes like him and Gore and all the rest of them simply wish to keep the distance between themselves and the ordinary people, as we ordinary people dare to dream of the better things in life it seems to threaten these high barons of wealth, the seem determined to keep the many down and themselves in the lap of high living luxury.

    Just why are we such a threat to them? Do they think that their own luxurious living will be somehow less luxurious if more ordinary people can share the good things that life has to offer?
    I mean whats the point of a Rolex if any Tom Dick or Harry can wear one eh? So the elites ponce around their exclusive resorts in big yachts and expensive cars and private jets and feel great about their wonderful lives of privilege and there is nothing wrong with that at all but then we have the Goldsmiths and Charles and Gores of the world lecturing us on the need to have less and expect less and make do with less? No thanks matey!

    There are those who would kick the legs from under us as we try to raise ourselves, there are those who seek to deny us the things that they take for granted, there are those who would lecture us from the pulpit of arrogance and pompous conceit even as he enjoys the luxuries of life he would have us go without.

    He will destroy the monarchy more efficiently than any frothing leftist republican given the chance. No thanks Mr rich hypocrite, the very thing I need is a lecture on living the frugal life from the likes of you.

  10. 10 Cassandra King 10/02/2011 at 9:02 am

    I would like to share a little story so please bear with me.

    After raising four kids in the most difficult circumstances and after my father died my mother took a job with an agency as a relief housekeeper to the great and the good, she worked in some of the most notable houses in the UK and many were the best employers she could have wished for and indeed many wished to retain her services but being a relief she moved on constantly as permanent replacements were found as she loved to move around, now this small community are forever gossiping among themselves and my mother was told a story about a cook who worked for a Royal, she spoke of a petty tyrant, a petulant small minded mean little man who took the time to get a cook sacked for the sin of serving this man his toast that was deemed to be the wrong colour and the butter was just too cold and hard to spread. Now most of us would either shrug, get off our arses and make our toast the way we like it but this person went on a personal jihad wrote letters of complaint not once but more than twice and did not give it up until the hideous offender and wrecker of the Royal toast was sacked. That such a man could be bothered to hound a lowly cook out of her job for such a trivial infringement speaks volumes of his character, the man in question was HRH Prince of Wales. Now this may just be gossip and treated as such but he comes across to me as the kind of person who could do this.

    Here he stands in his own tiny mind a man of grand importance who towers over his minions who should grovel and creep and abase themselves to his greatness, a man too important to pick out his own clothes or put his own socks in the drawer and make his own toast is no man at all. All men are created equal, most of us would treat this ego bloated fool no differently to the tramp we pass each day, I would in fact treat the tramp with more respect than this prince of self regard.

  11. 11 Schrodinger's Cat 10/02/2011 at 10:18 am

    He doesn’t approve of people living like err.. royalty

  12. 12 mat 10/02/2011 at 10:29 am

    The Royal Family have secured a lucrative deal that will earn them tens of millions of pounds from the massive expansion of offshore wind farms.
    They will net up to £37.5 million extra income every year from the drive for green energy because the seabed within Britain’s ter­ritorial waters is owned by the Crown Estate.
    a new regime will come into place which will give offshore wind 50% extra financial support, through the Government’s Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme!
    SO I would say he does receive taxpayers money GOM! AM has a point of view that to me seams well argued and concise about this lunatic so there is no reason to throw the word “bigot” around unless you are bigoted about others having views?

  13. 13 rukidding 10/02/2011 at 1:28 pm

    Well while reading the article in the Telegraph I nearly barfed all over my computer screen.I really like getting a lesson in frugality from the rich and famous.
    If he is worried about trees why not make a royal decree to replant all football fields in the UK with trees that should be a real win win no dirty CO2 emitting footballers and nice CO2 sipping trees.Then he could open up all his estates to low rent housing.Not before he has made them all self sufficient with solar and wind power.After that get rid of the cars and the aeroplanes and start riding a bike or catch the No10.Then come back and I will give him some more lessons in frugality.
    Here is what happens when people stop consuming numbnuts it is called the global financial crisis you may have heard about it.
    So from one of your loyal subjects from down under all I can is
    bring on the republican referendum.

  14. 14 Derek Reynolds 11/02/2011 at 8:32 am

    Apt comments methinks. Thanks for the ‘story’ Cassandra, wasn’t it Henry VIII who banned Christmas Pudding because he didn’t like the taste?

    The man’s a Star:

    Turn the volume up and listen well.

  15. 15 orkneylad 11/02/2011 at 3:00 pm

    Orkney waters unsuitable for marine renewables?
    http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/blog/?p=1656

    Yet another marker buoy ripped from seabed….

  16. 16 Pascvaks 11/02/2011 at 3:26 pm

    I would think that each of you was already familiar with the PRIMARY OBJECTIVE of the New World Order – Population Reduction (~99%). Hummm… I’m probably putting my own life in danger just to warn you.. you really shouldn’t make fun of Charles. As has already been noted, he has a terrible temper.(SarcOff)

    Over here on the West Bank of the Pond there’s a rumor that HRH signed a prenup agreement with the Queen that Junior would take the throne in his stead. Anything to it?

  17. 17 Cassandra King 11/02/2011 at 4:19 pm

    The incoherent ramblings of this rich hypocrite were posted in the comment section of the daily telegraph and a huge number of highly critical comments soon appeared at the rate of at least 100 critical to 1 positive.

    The comments section has now been removed, not just closed but removed. It seems that the establishment didnt like what they saw one little bit. The would be king of fools is about as popular as a drunken tramp at a charity gala. I dont think Mr silver spoon will be fronting any comment section anytime soon. As a PR gimmick it must rank alongside the portrayal of the casual murder of sceptics and their kids? It would be somewhat embarrassing if a coronation happened and nobody turned out to cheer.

  18. 18 Derek Reynolds 12/02/2011 at 8:02 am

    Imagine empty streets and all those TV sets being turned off. Everyone would be indoors creating nooses.

    We are all in danger Pascvaks, and we are all ‘monitored’. It’s the numbers they don’t know about that give them concern, and the more they come out with their blatant tosh, the greater the numbers. No wonder the children are being dumbed down with ‘Citizenship’ lessons.


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