David Cameron‘s Government has waged a nasty campaign against those least able in society. This is not what society as a whole wants, though the UK’s mass-media, help to stir-up hostility towards those less able in society. We have gone back to the bad old days of Robert Tressell and ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists‘!
Please READ and share this vitally important post from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson requests that anyone who can walk less then 50 metres and who has lost their PIP, please get in touch with her:…
Source: Request For Evidence – PIP: Mobility Criterion
Another report from the European Environmental Agency highlighting the health costs of exhaust from diesel goods vehicles. Manchester is one of the areas highlighted by the report, as having a serious problem with diesel exhausts. This will be exasperated by Manchester City Council’s decision to expand Manchester Airports freight terminal. In fact the Aviation white-paper did not mention expanding freight terminals but, of the need to improve port and rail terminals to handle freight. The matter will be worsen for the people of South Manchester by the council’s plans to also build the Stockport to South Manchester by-pass. This is to be built despite the fact there is already an existing motorway connection from the airport and Stockport. Richard Leese, leader of Labour controlled Manchester City Council, was claimed he wanted to turn Manchester into another Barcelona. It could get his wish, as Manchester is not far behind Barcelona on diesel exhaust pollution.
Reducing the € 45 billion health cost of air pollution from lorries — European Environment Agency (EEA).
The Conservative Government managed to push through a bill through that threatens everyones Human Rights. The right to a fair trial in an open court, a right the Anglo-Saxons introduced and the Normans included in their laws. Now in the 21st Century, while our media concentrated on gay marriage, this backward policy slipped through unnoticed. This country has never been a democracy and is moving further away from ever being one.
UK police state moves a step closer (to your door).
An article about today’s Autumn budget, which is another attack on the vulnerable in our society. It is also a budget which promotes more gas-powered power stations, road building, increased dependence on fossil fuels and advocates the exploitation of shale-gas (fracking). All of which will have a further detrimental impact on the vulnerable and help accelerate climate change.
Sarah Lyall – 4 reasons why the benefit freeze makes no sense | the new economics foundation.
Because of the Governments ineptitude, companies have decided to not invest in this country or like PV Solar, a maker of silicon for Solar PV, possibly close down their manufacturing business. The UK has consistently missed the boat, when it came to supporting renewables, instead investing in heavily in Nuclear and fossil fuels. Will the UK, ever rid itself of the title, ‘The Dirty Man of Europe’?
Government bullish over Energy Bill despite faltering renewables investment – 29 Nov 2012 – News from BusinessGreen.
The situation is not helped when we have a very biased media, which appears determined to destroy the logical and sensible move to renewables, by giving it as much bad and incorrect press as possible:
Exclusive study confirms true scale of renewable bad press
This video sums up the UK Government’s attitude:
The History of Climate Change Negotiations in 83 seconds
This article describes the subsidies the fossil-fuel industry has received and still receiving. Also the different approaches taken by Germany and Denmark:
A pod-cast about tax avoidance via tax havens such as the UK. It explains quite simply how large corporations avoid paying tax and point out the UK is one of the largest tax havens.
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