Will no one rid me of this turbulent Minister?

There seems to be no limit to Ed Davey’s capacity to press ahead ever more aggressively with the discredited, grossly expensive, unreliable and unpopular proliferation of wind turbines.  In the Telegraph we find coverage of a speech by Davey and some of his pre-speech comments.

They confirm him to be dangerously detached from reality, in possession of a disturbing quasi-religious obsession with wind power and impervious to all evidence that demonstrates his beloved wind turbines are far from value for money and simply do not serve the needs of the population.  His response to evidence of the shortcomings and inefficiency of wind power is tunnel-visioned inflexibility, and a propensity to lash out at those who highlight them.  It is like witnessing a recalcitrant child running amok in a man’s body.

Davey’s sole reaction is to revert to ad hominem attacks, which he has done with an assault on Owen Paterson, who commissioned a report on the impact of wind farms on the countryside.  Given Davey’s dogged devotion to advocating and encouraging the proliferation of yet more of these wasteful, subsidy-hungry machines, irony doesn’t come close to defining Davey’s whinge that Paterson’s report would be ‘partial’.  The rationale for this, the Telegraph explains, is that Davey doesn’t believe the report would ‘fit with Lib Dem ideology on wind farms’.

Never mind whether the report is accurate, or exposes yet more shortcomings and negatives of wind turbines, the Lib Dems have a worldview – and regardless how flawed or wrongheaded it is we have to suffer the consequences.  Consider these comments attributed to Davey:

Take the battles I fight over wind power.

Owen Paterson would cull wind turbines faster than he can cull badgers.

But we have prevented the stone age wing of the Conservative Party from destroying our leading renewables industry.

So it’s not about reliable ‘clean’ energy or climate change – the alarmist predictions about which are already being shown up as greatly exaggerated computer model hype.  It’s not about providing the energy people need in an affordable way.  It’s about partisan party politics and propping up an industry at vast public expense.  An industry that creates great wealth for landowners and renewables companies and ensures they get their lavish pay offs from our tax pounds and energy bill payments, regardless of how poorly the turbines perform or how little energy they actually produce.

The ‘stone age’ wing of the Conservative Party that objects to such outrageous waste and excessive cost, has been held off by the ‘recidivist thievery’ wing of the Liberal Democrats that views our money as their personal slush fund.

Those people who thought Chris Huhne was bad and breathed a sigh of relief when he resigned ahead of the courtroom exposure of his lies and contempt for the public, hadn’t bargained on the Lib Dems coughing up something even worse from their reservoir of objectionable and dangerously delusional ideologues.  But that’s exactly what they’ve done with Ed Davey.

Davey is dangerous and he has to go.  But neither David Cameron nor Nick Clegg will act to remove him, as they share his belief system.  So the rest of us will continue to pay the price, in more ways than one.

13 Responses to “Will no one rid me of this turbulent Minister?”

  1. 1 tux1952 15/09/2013 at 10:02 pm

    Hmmm… following the money, I guess, may explain his distortion of reality.

  2. 2 Edward. 16/09/2013 at 12:29 am

    What is it with Davey?

    Why does he hate this land that much?

    Why does he pursue with such vigour – an energy policy which he must surely know will put an end to British manufacturing and the remaining vestiges of British heavy industry – can he not see it, or is it that he won’t?

    We should be thankful for a small mercy. Spud-Ed, is a dimwit, and because of it, he will never be as dangerous as Huhne undoubtedly was.

    A venal and petty man – who incidentally co authored a book which recommended that Britain should join the €, Chris Huhne is a mean spirited strategist, Huhne, when compared to a rodent like spud-Ed is a rapacious, bone cracking, carrion eating Hyena.
    Davey, on the other hand, is merely a stupid dullard, a bigoted creep and one who is welded to the left wing insanity of the green agenda, whether it kills Britain sooner – rather than later – Spud-ed cares not.

  3. 3 Furor Teutonicus 16/09/2013 at 12:51 am

    XX whether it kills Britain sooner – rather than later – Spud-ed cares not. XX

    “CARES not?” I got the impresion that was his hole purpose in existing, the same with the rest of his commys hiden in liberal clothing bunch of semi performing apes?

  4. 4 Andy Baxter 16/09/2013 at 7:01 am

    Alas, however delusional, driven and destructive Davey and his ilk all undoubtedly are, they have The Climate Change Act2008 on their side!

    One can only hope when children read history at school in generations to come, after we are all dead and no one is left to speak of such folly, that they will have had educations free of such propaganda to allow them to shake their heads in disbelief at how stupid their ancestors were!

  5. 5 Mark B 16/09/2013 at 12:14 pm

    Not defending Davey and his ilk, but one has to pity them. They are mere pawns in a greater game that is being played way, way, way above their little heads. They are given leave to imagine that they hold the trappings of power, they do not. Their purpose is to simply rubber stamp all that is put to them by our real masters’ and to give a thin veneer of democracy to keep us all placated.

    If the man (sic) had an ounce of decency, he would have not got the job. His sole skill is the propensity to be a nodding dog to those who wish these things.

    In the grand scheme of things, like Yeo, he has his uses. That is until he is of no further use and then he can be dispensed with.

    So pity the fool.

  6. 6 PeterMG 16/09/2013 at 1:13 pm

    Yes, as those of us that have been following the global warming meme for some time realised long ago, it has never been about science, but always about politics. The science has been used as a way of generating support, so that the Politians could exercise their will. It was expected that there would be little or no challenge to the science as it was believed in political circles that the population at large would just accept “expert opinion” weather its right or wrong, much as in the same way we were once conditioned to accept the word of medical doctors without question. The prize is control of energy and therefore control of our lives, as energy and not money is the oil of the economy.

    What better way to gain the support of the celebrity class that to tell us the world is being destroyed? These useful fools have fallen hook line and sinker for the tripe, as it serves their own self-serving publicity drives. This of course drags in all the useless Politians who wish to be seen to be “saving the planet” Between all of the above is not a single thinking brain cell.

    However the world has changed, the legacy media no longer does its job of challenging celebrities or Politians, indeed the BBC has become a celebrity itself, as have the other major news outlets. No today challenge comes from the people, who thankfully still do think. What we are seeing from the likes of Davey is the lashing out at those he cannot control. The “dead tree media” (love that term thanks AM) and other legacy media can be controlled, but you can’t control the people…yet.

    We can drone on about how inefficient wind turbines are, and how useless solar power is, but to fix it we have to remove the Politians from power. There is no other way of stopping the madness. By the way it may be that mad Ed has committed the UK government to guaranteeing the purchase of a lot of wind turbine equipment in order to get investors to commit to wind power. You can bet your bottom dollar that in today’s economic climate, no investor is going commit so much as a penny to a wind farm without a cast iron contract that they think even a future government cannot renege on. My message to investors is this is to run a mile as this is so much of a scandal that you will never get your money back. Every year these useless contraptions are running a greater and greater percentage fail and cannot be economically repaired. In 10 years I predict that 50% of the current stock will be idle, and nothing but a monument to stupidity. Who is going to clean up the mess?

    For those who like maths, read this very simple explanation of energy that demonstrates in the most simplistic terms why Ed Davey is the one in the Stone Age.

    And after digging and digging up as much scientific information as I can on the earths past (all 4.5 billion years) I’m now confident to enough to say that all the science around greenhouse gases is completely false. Ironically CO2 is the most important gas in our atmosphere for life, but not in the way it has been portrayed. However I’m no “expert” so no one listens to me or the many others I have found that share my views on the science. But in 20 years it will be all change.

  7. 7 Furor Teutonicus 16/09/2013 at 2:16 pm

    XX What better way to gain the support of the celebrity class that to tell us the world is being destroyed? XX

    Interesting point. But I would say not just “celeberatys.”

    I was at school until 1977. At that time there were virtually NO school kids that were not “green.”

    From “CND”, to Fox hunting, and hugging various forms of plant life, they were into it all.

    As these became the age to vote, they were still infected (I must have the immunity gene :-) )

    They had a ready made voting base right in their hands, they just had figure out how to capture them. Hence….

    We know what came next.

  8. 8 Furor Teutonicus 16/09/2013 at 2:17 pm

    Anti fox hunting that should read.

  9. 9 cosmic 16/09/2013 at 3:13 pm

    Furor Teutonicus,

    “I was at school until 1977. At that time there were virtually NO school kids that were not “green.””.

    You can look on it as a generation nurturing green ideas fed by “Silent Spring” getting older, taking their place as leaders of society, and being in a position to enact their green ideas.

    Part of what happened was that the largely sensible aims of the green movement were met. After that, bodies like Greenpeace and FOE had to find new reasons to exist and the CAGW scare was tailor made. Bodies like WWF got in on the act as it was so tempting. There was a general enthusiasm for this bandwagon for all sorts of reasons, some far from green.

    The leftish one world political agenda, which was always there, came to the fore and attracted another set of supporters. Basically people who believe in the infallibility of the big state telling everyone what to do despite ample evidence that this sort of political organisation has caused immense misery and has often caused huge ecological disasters.

  10. 10 Furor Teutonicus 16/09/2013 at 4:04 pm

    XX The leftish one world political agenda, which was always there, came to the fore and attracted another set of supporters. XX

    I believe the second set of supporters used the “Greens” as a “Trojan horse.” As they are only different shades of red, even though some (most?) are colour blind and call it “green.”

    I will agree, that origionaly, the aims of the, then, VERY small “Green party” were in someways quite good. I would support them even now.

    But then the Old generation Commies saw a foothold, (A mass youth movement to be captured, controled and used) and ordered the “Young Commies” to fill it.

    Because of the lack of will in ANY “green” to fight to defend even his own family, this worked EXCELLENTLY.

    NOW we have what we have today.

    A bunch of commies using the platform set up by “innocent” young kids in the 70s, to further their contol freak aims.

    “HEY! They MAY be Commies… But they are GREEN commies!”

    Now, I just need evidence! ( :-) )

  11. 11 flinthesky 16/09/2013 at 5:25 pm

    F.T. If you allow “us” to educate, programme, your child “we will” control your world. They’re still at it the eu is good national pride is bad. We now have generations of people that have been programmed.

  12. 12 Furor Teutonicus 16/09/2013 at 6:58 pm


    What has changed?

    Only the aim.

    Now we KNOW about it. It is up to us to point it out and do something, get OTHERS to do something about it.

    Ready to fight?

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