After returning to our ruined little
Really, I would expect better from a group of nine year olds. Some of this junk simply beggars belief.
First off I will blame the cause of my unpleasant foray into Lib-Dem dream-world on this post by Ian Dale It describes the proposed Lib-Dem tax break for illegal immigrants. Basically, if you evade our laughable boarder protection for ten years, you do not have to repay any of the tax you have avoided (ker-ching!). Illegal immigrants only will be eligable for this concession. Nasty little
Regrettibly, after reading Ians post, I then Googled this Lib-Dem policy synopsis.
I was going to make a list of the most ludicrous and vacant of these touchy-feely pie-in-the-sky statements but then I read the section marked "Environment".
Then I got worried. Very worried.
There is crass stupidity elsewhere in their policy synopsis. But in the Environment section it gets worse. Much, much worse. So bad in fact, I fear for the future safety of our frail and elderly.
"Setting a target for 40 per cent of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2020 rising to 100 per cent by 2050"
This is totally unachievable.
It is a pair of targets that are so ludicrous you have to question the technical ability (if not the sanity) of anyone suggesting them.
Worse than that, by implying it is achievable they will end up killing people. These victims will mainly old ladies who will freeze to death when the inevitable power cuts stop their gas or electric heating from working.
Now get these two further statements:
"Blocking any new coal-fired power stations"
"Rejecting a new generation of nuclear power stations"
So how exactly are they planning to generate electricity? Obviously no-one has told them that those mighty wind turbine thingys don't actually produce much power. Especially when you need it. Are they going to rely on gas? From the generous Mr Putin no doubt?
I had to take a break in writing this to cool down. This is just so bloody unbelievable. Do these people have any contact with reality at all?
I am really, really, worried that people with apparently no understanding of basic physics let alone real world energy generation and managment are "planning" our future energy strategy. The crass incompetence and cowardice of the Labour party has got us into a situation where there is likely to be real difficulties in avoiding power cuts in the next 5 years anyway. This lunacy from the Liberals would make things much worse.
To ensure this countries energy requirements are met we really must have a set of policies based on the real world and what can actually be achieved.
Ridiculous fashion statements will not suffice.