The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, April 19, 2011


A bunch of sun-worshippers have filed for a judicial review against Chris Huhne, the famously recent convert to the virtues of cuddly coal and sustainable uranium. Several solar power companies are annoyed because the Government is treating them with the level of care and respect which the Government has been more widely observed bestowing upon the health service and the education system: that is to say, not only is George's little chopper being applied with due vigour, but Huhne's department has displayed neither the efficiency nor the courtesy necessary to enable the victims to cope. One of the companies' chief executives, Mark Shorrock, said that the Government would "cause the abandonment of hundreds of community scale schemes", in accordance with Eric Pickles' idea of allowing communities to fend for themselves; and, rather unfortunately for his own case, he also admitted that the Government's actions could lead to the removal of several things which the Government has already shown it either doesn't want or doesn't care about: "the creation of new jobs, a diversified income for farmers and landowners, ... and the provision of more secure and reliable energy for the UK". Shorrock also mentioned reduced energy costs for businesses, but of course that little problem will be solved the moment the nuclear option proves itself as cheap, clean and reliable as everyone has always known it to be, or perhaps a little earlier. For its own part, the Government has nothing against solar energy, but prefers it to be generated cleanly, by wealthy individuals with eccentric tastes in roofing, rather than through the distasteful expedient of using schools, farms, public buildings and other lower-class methods.


  • At 7:11 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    Who knew you got sun!

  • At 8:41 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    More all the time - something else for which we have the purveyors of fossil fuels to thank.


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