We’re all in this together – on scandalous wind power deals

As David Cameron announced the austerity measures that would be taken in the UK by the coagulation government, he was very fond of repeatedly telling voters ‘we’re all in this together‘.

It may not have been true when it came to the financial hardship many have experienced due to this so called austerity.  But it certainly was true – and remains true – when it comes to describing the political class working against the interest of the poor bloody energy consumer by agreeing insane deals for wind power.  It has resulted in a glaring example of the damage that is caused when lazy consensus politics is coupled with idiots, who have no experience of the real world, seeking to demonstrate their virtue:

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Yes, that’s right.

… a scheme agreed by Labour leader Ed Miliband during the last Labour government, but implemented by Coalition ministers,

No questioning, no challenge, no scrutiny.  Just a huge commitment made with other people’s money so the politicians can indulge their deluded wet dreams of being seen as ‘green’ and taking action to ‘fight climate change’.  This is a party political scandal.  Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats – oh yes, they’re all in it together, ripping off the taxpayer and exhibiting a degree of incompetence that is enough to make this blogger reconsider his position on euthanisia.

Following the MPs damning report into the wind farm contracts, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has now said it will “re-examine some of the terms” of the lucrative deals.

Too little, too late.

Under the terms of the contracts the companies are guaranteed an RPI inflation linked income for 20 years regardless of how much the infrastructure is used.

The estimated returns of 10-11 per cent on the initial licences “look extremely generous given the limited risks”, the MPs said.

And where were the MPs when all this was being set up?  Asleep at the wheel, or drifting around Westminster with their thumbs up their bums and their brains in neutral, doing what the whips told them?

Millions of votes swing between these parties at general elections as voters seek to punish unpopular governments.  Perhaps the message will soon get through to voters that voting for any of this consensus of careerist power-seekers results in an identical outcome and real change will only come about if voting for none of them removes their legitimacy.  Otherwise the faces might change and the colour of the rosettes may differ, but everything else stays the same to the detriment of this country and its long suffering people.

We don’t need change, we need a grassroots revolt to end this elected dictatorship.  The power of dictatorships comes from the willing obedience of the people they govern – and if the people develop techniques of withholding their consent, a regime will crumble.  It’s in our hands to take back power.

5 Responses to “We’re all in this together – on scandalous wind power deals”

  1. 1 tallbloke 14/01/2013 at 6:58 am

    Now you’re talking. Strike while Les Miserables is at the cinema. ;)
    Great article, I’m reblogging it at the talkshop.

  2. 2 tallbloke 14/01/2013 at 7:00 am

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in…

  3. 3 Autonomous Mind 14/01/2013 at 9:21 am

    Very true! And government is no friend of the people.

  4. 4 Neil 14/01/2013 at 10:57 am

    Hi AM

    ‘We don’t need change, we need a grassroots revolt’. So true, but how. All those registered to receive your posts, but for a few state ‘watchers’, will agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments, but how do we break the stranglehold the political elite have on us?

    Please keep up with what you are doing, and if you have ideas re. how to install a libertarian, democratic government who act on behalf of the people who elect them and pay their wages, post them too. I know the whole concept is a tad revolutionary, but time appears to be running out.

    Best regards


  5. 5 Autonomous Mind 14/01/2013 at 11:31 am

    Hi Neil. I recommend to you the writings and philiosophy of Gene Sharp. The approaches he outlines can be as effective here as they have been elsewhere.

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