Why are they ashamed of the glorious history and culture of Britain?
Why are they frightened of even showing, let alone exerting any British power or confidence?
Last week, ‘Call me Dave’ and his elite social band of cronies engaged in one of the most cringe-worthy, eye wateringly embarrassing, humiliating, shameful and degrading spectacles for this country I have ever witnessed.
It was Pathetic.
Sucking up to people (the Chinese) who treat people like animals and well, animals are treated so cruelly we’re not even going to go there.
The execution of prisoners and human transplant industry from that, the suppression of free speech, the crushing of any chance of democracy, the issue of Tibet……. The list goes on and on.
The truly shocking and unlawful arrest of peaceful protesters in this country by the Police on (the obvious) orders from their political paymasters, stinks.
The Metropolitan Police should hang their heads in shame.
This is supposed to be a free country and the Police are supposed to do their job free from fear or favour.
They have form on this as well……. When the Chinese leaders have visited before they tried their best to hide or clear away all the protesters.
The fact is they are in the pocket of the government; the establishment.
Through the hierarchal system of the Police force (and the whole establishment) in which ranks want to impress and progress, yes men are bought and paid for; they take their pieces of gold and follow religiously.
The lamentable effort to disguise the fact that the Met police were politically motivated was led by a Lucy D’Orsi, who was apparently supposed to be in charge.
I think her name says it all really.
Just why exactly are we chasing this backward, peasant nation anyway? Who cares if they’re one of the biggest economies in the world?
I couldn’t care less if I tried.
A nation which forced the draining of paddy fields to build factories on and then enslave people to work for peanuts.
A nation which built a dam in which a whole valley was decimated and the regions ecosystem was destroyed overnight, forever.
A totalitarian nation which cannot now grow enough food for itself because of the massive building growth and industrial sprawl.
What do they have that we don’t, prey tell? Apart from money. Big deal.
Well, nothing. Nothing at all. There is nothing the Chinese can teach us about anything.
Apart from fireworks, what exactly have they contributed to the world?
This debacle gives the lie to the notion that our power industry is privately owned.
Here we have the British government, not the power companies, organizing power stations to be built.
We shall however, leave that to the side for the moment and pretend (as the government do) that they are not subsidising an industry they claim to have privatized.
So, in a ‘deal’ which sees the Chinese ‘investing’ in Britain, all sounds good.
Except that anyone with half a brain and an ounce of common sense, realizes that you don’t get anything for nothing in this life.
And so indeed is the case here.
What it really means is this.
Instead of the government simply admitting they need to raise taxes to build more power stations for the country (remember, overlooking the claim they sold the industry and don’t subsidise it) and the bill being paid for by the taxpayer, they came up with an ingenious idea.
That idea was to both hide the cost of the new power stations and transfer the cost from taxpayers to bill payers.
The political cost of raising income tax to pay for it would be too great; the wealthy elite and political class were never going to do that.
Putting the cost on income tax would spread the cost on virtually everyone, but more burden on the wealthier. I.E. themselves (liberal elite) and their rich supporters.
And we can’t have wealthy people paying more, can we.
So by getting someone else (i.e. the Chinese) to pay for them and in return giving them a guaranteed payment rate for the electric they produce, they not only get the powers stations built ‘off the books’ as it were, but the eventual cost goes on to the bill payer instead.
You know, little old ladies trying to keep warm etc. as opposed to the tax payer.
And that payback is MASSIVE. Just like the ridiculous PFI contracts given out under Blair and his cronies to their business paymasters, this is going to cost the country a fortune.
Or rather fleece the ordinary bill payer.
The Chinese have not only been guaranteed well over the odds by way of roughly double the current price of a unit of electric, but that’s been guaranteed for some 30 odd years.
But that’s not the end of it. What about the security implications of this?
Any foreign country, least of all the Chinese, having anything to do with our nuclear facilities is crazy.
And if I have to explain why, I’m surprised you’ve got this far to be frank.
Apart from any espionage, ‘built in’ delayed or present, what about Chinese engineering?
They’re not exactly renowned for quality; all they do is produce cheap tat for the world.
Since when did Chinese engineering become renowned the world over?
I recently went to an engineering factory in Sheffield. Yes, I know; I too found it hard to believe there were any left. Anyway, they build and overhaul hydraulic jacks. Big jacks…. for the rail and other industries, weighing in at 10 tons each to give you an idea.
I mentioned to the staff I was surprised they (management, powers that be etc.) hadn’t shipped the operation off to China and closed it down.
Now obviously, the only reason they would do that is to make more money through the cheap labour of China, not for any operational need or requirement.
Cheap because they have no pollution controls, energy taxes, Health and Safety or fire protection laws, that’s all.
The staff told me that they (management) had tried.
However, there was one problem.
The Chinese simply didn’t know how to build the jacks and equipment.
That says it all.
Ominously, the engineers on the shop floor voiced their obvious concern that the Chinese would now reverse engineer (copy) the equipment, as management had been daft enough to take all the manufacturing blueprints over for the Chinese to explain.
That’s all they can do, copy.
Fortunately for the engineers at Sheffield, for now, they can't even manage that.
So think about that; they didn’t have the knowledge, understanding or technical ability to engineer and manufacture the equipment that is produced by engineers in Sheffield.
And they’re going to be building and operating a Chinese designed nuclear reactor in this country? Great.
That’s really reassuring.
It’s all going to end in tears...............