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    Britain appointed lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has expressed scepticism about the need to fight climate change as the new business secretary, raising concerns that he could delay the target of reducing net zero emissions by 2050.

    Rees-Mogg, nicknamed "the honorable gentleman from the 18th century" because of his poshness and trademark double-breasted suit, was on Tuesday put in charge of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which is responsible for the government's strategy on climate change.

    In the past, Rees-Mogg has expressed concerns about "climate alarmism", said humanity should adapt to ( ), rather than mitigate, climate change, and warned that the drive to getting to net zero emissions is responsible for high energy prices.

    After his appointment, Rees Mogg said his priority would be to provide help for people dealing with sharply higher energy bills and that the government will soon bring forward a package to help the public.

    New Prime Minister Liz Truss has backed the legally binding target of reducing net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the middle of this century, but has supported scrapping green levies and bringing back fracking if there is local support.

    One contentious issue facing Rees-Mogg is providing a clear and settled policy environment for business after successive Conservative governments have produced energy and industrial strategies that were abandoned just a few years later.

    The 2017 Industrial Strategy, which aspired to make Britain the world's most innovative economy, was abolished by Rees-Mogg's predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng in 2021, who said it was a "pudding without a theme".

    British business leaders told Reuters they need certainty to underpin investment and expressed scepticism Rees-Mogg will be able to provide that assurance.

    One British business leader said that Rees Mogg, who embraces his image as an English gentleman, "was more in tune with the Industrial Revolution than the digital revolution".

    Rees-Mogg, 53, the current minister for Brexit opportunities, has pushed to force all civil servants back to the office, which was dubbed by former Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries as "Dickensian".

    Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously backed Rees-Mogg's campaign. Johnson's spokesman said everything needed to be done to get government officials to return to their normal office working environments after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The son of a former editor of The Times newspaper, Rees-Mogg was raised by his nanny - who now looks after his own six children - and then studied at Eton, an exclusive private school, and Oxford University, where he studied history.

    Rees-Mogg joined J. Rothschild investment management in 1991, focusing on emerging markets, and later worked in Hong Kong. He then set up his own asset management company.

    Since entering politics in 2010, Rees Mogg lobbied for a purist vision of Brexit and was appointed Leader of the House of Commons in 2019 in his first ministerial job.

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    the new team: New cabinet: Who is in Liz Truss's top team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    One presumes she has the power to deny this unrepresentative cabals choice?
    Clearly you either have no understanding or you are just trolling. Not that it matters, because your posts are worthy of nothing more than the occasional snigger.

    The fact is that every MP has been voted in by their constituents and any one of them can be selected as PM by its own Party. There is no need to have a national vote to decide which member it should be; in fact this would be more destructive than useful. For example, it would allow Party opponents to try and elect the worst candidate.

    To make a comparison between the Tory leadership contest and the US electoral college or the Russian election system is complete nonsense and does nothing more than show your ignorance on the subject.

    I suggest you put on this cap and stand in the corner at the back of the class.

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    Perhaps her only redeeming feature. She's not a Boomer. Gen X. Cameron was Gen X as well.

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    Rees Mogg in charge of the country's green energy future.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    To make a comparison between the Tory leadership contest and the US electoral college or the Russian election system is complete nonsense and does nothing more than show your ignorance on the subject.
    I'm discussing three countries representative democracy, what is your subject? Laying out for all to see has upset you, it seems.

    The comparison between the three illustrates the hypocrisy of labelling UK and NaGastan as being representative elections.

    Comparing them to the total representation of the Russian citizens opinions, unfortunately for many, is starkly illustrated.

    Where are the 16% nations?

    The UK's 0.3%, on behalf of their citizens - "elects" -

    M's Least Trust


    The British Prime Minister - for as long as there is a Great Britain-least-trust-jpg

    The schoolboy, seeing through her lies, is not amused.

    The other 16% countries, where are they? At the "four/five o"clock" point?

    How long will the clock stop at six o'clock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Rees Mogg in charge of the country's green energy future.


    with any luck the green energy future that promises to bankrupt the country, and any other country that rushes headlong into it, will be put on the (hopefully coal fired) backburner for a while.

    putin, for all his madness, is at last knocking some sense of reality into the eco lemmings and their suicidal orthodoxy.

    i read that the cost to recharge the batteries on one of those overpriced electric cars is now approaching that of a tank of petrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Liz Truss is the Tory's very own village idiot...

    ...quite possibly as stupid as skiddy...
    "aspiration nation' and "We can rebuild our economy and we can become the modern, brilliant Britain I know we can be"

    True, I changed my mind after hearing snippets of her first speech.


    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Can non-UK citizens vote in the contest?
    No, you cannnot vote.



    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Britain appointed lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has expressed scepticism about the need to fight climate change as the new business secretary,
    Good Lord, that's almost Trump-esque in its idiocy


    Can an island physically sink through sheer stupidity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    I'm discussing three countries representative democracy, what is your subject?
    No you are not...now get back in the corner where you belong fuckwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    The fact is that every MP has been voted in by their constituents
    No. There is a two phase procedure:

    The constituent member, to stand in a GE haven't, they have been selected by, authorised by, the unelected, constituent internal cabal.

    THE "rules".

    Political parties


    Just a moment...
    "Most MPs are members of one of the main political parties in the UK - Labour, Conservative, Scottish National Party or Liberal Democrat. Other MPs represent smaller parties or are independent of a political party."

    "To become an MP representing a main political party",

    There are two hurdles to jump:

    Phase 1. "A candidate must be authorised to do so by the party's nominating officer."


    Internal decision. No constituent citizens vote involvement.

    Phase 2. "They must then win the most votes in the constituency
    . "

    1. The person is, parachuted onto the election card, by the party's nominating officer. Presumably a local administrator, possibly by a national body. With no reference to the constituents, registered, voting citizens.

    2. There is one official party choice, to select at GE/By-Election time, by the constituents, registered, voting citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Rees-Mogg, nicknamed "the honorable gentleman from the 18th century" because of his poshness and trademark double-breasted suit,
    It is very easy to make fun of Rees-Mogg because of his affectations. On the other hand, having his own fortune he is beholden to no one and he is never shy about giving his opinion even when it goes against the majority view. I don't agree with everything he says, perhaps nothing at all, the point is that leadership teams need some characters who are unafraid to argue a contrarian view. There is a place for him in this government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    There is a place for him in this government.
    There is no place for someone who blatantly misrepresents the truth in any government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    There is no place for someone who blatantly misrepresents the truth in any government.
    The truth, as defined by whom?

    In this case, I agree with shutree.

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    Why doesn't the Reese-Mog fucknut run for leadership ?

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    This thread is currently reading like a red tab comments page. Used to be a time when you were judged on what you did not what it was thought you might do, i suppose that's the new labour Britain for you, proven before the fact....

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    Except this isn't about Labor, it's quite clearly described in the thread title. British Prime Minister.



    Quote Originally Posted by Switch View Post
    The truth, as defined by whom?
    The truth, like fact, is not a matter of definition. Trump tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Can an island physically sink through sheer stupidity?
    Got to throw a life raft to some. Not all are morons.

    There are more than a few people I know of (go to 2:50 in the video) that should be spared.

    However, if the UK could rid themselves of subscribers to The Telegraph it should tamp down the crazy.

    Speaking of which.........

    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    i read that the cost to recharge the batteries on one of those overpriced electric cars is now approaching that of a tank of petrol.
    Nope. Not even fvckin’ close.

    Prices today in London

    EV = 21.2 /500 km
    ICE (fuel-efficient) vehicle = 50.65 /500 km

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    i suppose that's the new labour Britain for you, proven before the fact....
    Oh dear, numpt’s having another fever dream.

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    Welcome to Britain. Everything is terrible


    September 7, 2022

    By Adam Westbrook
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    If you don’t follow events in Britain that closely, you might be surprised to learn just how precarious things have become over here in the past six months.

    Yes, things are hard in many countries, but in Britain we’re experiencing what we Brits would politely describe as a veritable omni-shambles.

    Most grave among the current crises is a sudden rise in the average cost of home energy bills, which soared by 54 percent in April.

    This, alongside rising food prices, has pushed inflation into double digits; a recession looms. That, in turn, has prompted workers across a range of sectors into strike action: To live in Britain this summer has meant navigating a slalom of shutdowns, from our rail network to our trash collection. For anyone hoping to get away from it all, mass flight cancellations, airport staff shortages and the continued fallout from Brexit all conspired to ruin thousands of vacations.

    And that was before temperatures in July broke all records, killing around a thousand people and creating conditions that ignited a string of wildfires.

    Astonishingly, in the midst of these disasters, Britain has had no leadership. After being ousted as prime minister in July, Boris Johnson spent his final months in office on two holidays and a self-indulgent victory tour, while his potential successors battled it out.

    On the day we were warned our energy bills could rise further to levels many of us cannot afford, not a single government minister appeared on the radio or television to reassure us.

    To capture the bewilderment and anger that millions of Britons feel, Opinion Video turned once again to the satirical character Jonathan Pie, a fictional reporter created by the comedian Tom Walker.

    In our new video, he introduces Liz Truss, who this morning begins her first full day as prime minister. She won the leadership contest by promising that only she can solve the veritable omni-shambles but — as Pie argues — her low-tax, small-government, big-business ideology is precisely what got us into this mess.

    Jonathan Pie’s acerbic style is not for everyone, and you should be aware that this video contains strong language and blue humor. We made this creative choice because his performance expresses the furious exasperation at 12 years of Conservative rule — with more still to come.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    And that was before temperatures in July broke all records, killing around a thousand people and creating conditions that ignited a string of wildfires.
    and to cap it off a national disaster.....that only he millennials got worked up about.

    Can't you stick to the mega threads or help Landreth in his hunt for ever longer opinion pieces on Mercan politics and the environment

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    Presumably Macron is also to blame somehow, in your nutty little brain box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Presumably Macron is also to blame somehow, in your nutty little brain box.
    you are really developing your wittering skills Symp, which Brom match have you caught up to now

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Rees Mogg in charge of the country's green energy future.



    ...and Steve Baker has been appointed Minister of State for NI.

    Fireworks night is looming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    Got to throw a life raft to some. Not all are morons.
    True, 51% of them are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    There is no place for someone who blatantly misrepresents the truth in any government.
    Politicians of all colours are notorious for being economical with the truth. I have little time for any of them.

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