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.