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Worth a read! http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/24/boris-johnson-gilded-reputation-lose-shine
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That would be mild compared to what Boris will be subjected too if he ever got his hands on the greasy pole, (no innuendo there) it really would. It should have been pointed out too Boris that if you do not report the intention of someone to commit a criminal offence, (serious physical assault) regardless of whether they commit the offence or not, you yourself are committing an offence. Someone mentioned IDS, I wonder how many Catholic Conservatives could in all conscience support a man who had committed a mortal sin,(i.e. Petronella Wyatt's abortion) would you in effect be committing a mortal sin, by voting for or supporting that person? When you think of the roasting that Ed.M. got for not being married to his partner, and those who are happy to defend Boris despite his rather spotty record when it comes to marital loyalty it does make you wonder if the word hypocrites means anything to them.
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Joyce is obviously a very sick man, and should be receiving treatment. The HofC is a place of work its time those bars were closed. His constituents are obviously not being served, he should resign and a by-election called.
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On the day the new Chinese leader takes office and Conhome wastes time on this, to paraphrase Stalin. 'How many contracts does the Pope have'
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In fact I've ordered the art galleries to take out and burn any painting which shows women in their naked form and I myself will be taking a hammer to the, 'Three Graces'
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At least we know no Tory would ever advocate such a position. Saturn’s Children: How the State Devours Liberty, Prosperity and Virtue is a political science book by Alan Duncan and Dominic Hobson. Its main thesis is that states (in particular, the United Kingdom, on which the book concentrates) expropriate private property, eliminate personal liberties, and undermine the material well-being of the people. Its title refers to the Roman myth that Saturn, fearing his children usurping him, ate them at birth. The front cover of the hardback edition features Saturn Devouring His Son, a painting by Francisco Goya portraying the myth. Controversy The book courted political controversy due to Alan Duncan's role as a Conservative MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chairman of the Conservative Party, Brian Mawhinney. As a consequence, many of the book's stridently libertarian messages disagreed with the position of Duncan's party, which, at the time, was suffering considerable internal divisions, culminating in a leadership contest in 1995. Perhaps the most controversial of the policies advocated in the book was the position taken that all drugs, currently controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, should be legally available to the public. When the book was published in paperback, this chapter was omitted. Not wanting to hide his views, Duncan formerly offered the offending chapter for download on his official website, for the benefit of 'enquiring students'. However, in the run up to the 2010 General Election, it was removed. Don't we!!
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It doesn't add up. I live near Wytch Farm not all sites will be as unobtrusive as that one, it only produces associated gas anyway and a very small amount, which goes into the local system. The compressor equipment that already exists were planned to carry gas along the national transmission system. Where the well heads will be situated and whether or not they will require compression I don't know, but if they do, I don't think the residents of Little Snoring etc, will take too kindly to having them in the field next door. Never underestimate the organisational ability of the articulate middle classes when it comes to protecting their own patch. Trees & Badgers spring to mind. Seem to remember that the Tory Party is convinced of localism, (in fact there was an MP espousing its merits on this site only the other day ) so there shouldn't be a problem if a fracking site is proposed, they'll be able to vote it away, and that's it.
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I'm sure the protesters will be highlighting this sort of thing. http://www.naturalgaswatch.org/?p=1305 I'm not aware of the pressure within these wells, but it is unlikely to be high, so some form of compression will probably be required. If they intend to feed into the local system, less than 40 bar, then quite modest equipment will be required if however it is to be transmitted into the national system then you will require 80 bar plus. Then you will require something like a gas generator powered by a jet engine (RB211 that'll go down well with the locals. I will be watching developments with some interest.
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I have no objection to fracking other than the way it has been portrayed by some sections of the press, as some sort of cure all for Britain's energy problems. Also claims that 'Shale gas is clean, safe and cheap' are raising expectations that it will not be able to fulfill. This country uses vast amounts of gas, for shale gas to even make a dent in demand would require a vast amount of exploitation. If you think that the objections to windfarms, (which polls show most people support) have been big, when they start erecting those rigs, watch out. What will be interesting is to watch those MP's who are such supporters now react when the rigs start going up in their constituency.
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Great, next a removal on the ban on RC's marrying a Royal, then ending the absurdity of a head of state being head of the church, a church in which the present Prince of Wales couldn't even get married in. Then when Queenie goes to the great throne room in the sky a referendum on which Royal if any to take over, (first four) and a tick box if you'd like a republic.
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