The Curmudgeon


Monday, June 25, 2018

It's Only Wales, After All

There are, of course, any number of good reasons why Her Majesty's Government would reject plans for a tidal lagoon which could supply power for a hundred and fifty thousand homes. The reason given by the Secretary of State for Profits, viz. a sudden access of Government concern about the next generation's tax and energy bills, need hardly detain us. The fact that the proposed site is in Wales, which most Conservatives probably still think of as that place where they burn down holiday cottages, may not be altogether irrelevant; although when faced with a choice between green crap and sustainable uranium, the present administration has been nothing if not consistent. The project was first proposed in 2011 and backed by the Bullingdon Club, who were probably vaguely aware that Wales is nowhere near the Home Counties; so it is entirely possible that the rejection stems in part from Tumbledown Tessie's wish to impress her political intelligence upon her predecessors. The most likely reason, however, is that the project was strongly backed by an independent report whose conclusions were tainted by the opinion of mere experts. Indeed, the Secretary of State for Profits admitted that he had spent eighteen months leaving no stone unturned in his search for excuses to disregard it.


  • At 5:06 pm , Anonymous Brian M said...

    Don't feel too bad....Our Environmental Poisoning Administration Administer, Oily Scott Pruitt, is revoking rules that prevented truck manufacturers from using old drive trains in new truck bodies. The resulting poison emissions, some say, are 55 times the new (more expensive) engines.

    Cough cough.

  • At 8:05 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    A rigorous and greatness-inducing standard, to which we shall no doubt be proud to hold ourselves once we have extricated our glorious Empire from the toils of Euro-federalism and made ready to accompany our greatest ally in the epoch-making trade war against the Heathen Chinee. For, with their Big Government clean-air policies and their sinister proximity to all kinds of NATO hardware in Asia, the Heathen Chinee are of course the greatest threat to world peace since the Clinton gang learned how to email.


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