All this backs up Sean Gabb’s thesis, which is that while the EU is “a” problem, both for libertarianism and for English Liberalism, it is not really “the” problem. Today’s news re-inforces my own thesis that, for libertarianism to succeed, it must be first allied to English Nationalism.
LET’S RE-BOMB DRESDEN. And this time, for the right reasons; and this time, ”ground-zero” is the “university” of “technology”. With a cruise missile, in which the embedded-40-MHz-386 knows the location of the toilets, and also precisely when the EU-bureaucratchiks, who came up with this nonsense, are having a slash. Read Richard Littlejohn (for Prime Minister) and you’ll see exactly why.
We’ll leave the Frauenkirche alone this time, honest, guv. Anyway, we’ve been lambasted enough by now, for destroying it on Stalin’s orders, and we even gave you a new Cross. My generation of liberal English People, whose fathers did the right thing, does not want to share Stalin’s guilt any more, no, not.
Here are some choice quotes form the EU, no less, to back up what goes on here:-
“Councils should set up a ‘police department’ to sift through rubbish to search for the addresses of ‘offenders’ in discarded mail, and issue fines of up to £400.”
“The Eurocrats admit bin charges are a ‘ politically sensitive issue’, and warn of ‘uncertain and perhaps uncontrollable citizens’ response’. But the handbook stresses ‘this lack of consensus should not be allowed to intimidate us into avoiding innovation’.”
Although these only have the status of “directives”, which is to say that other European nations interpret them freely and quite liberally, they are actually enforced rigorously here in the UK.
and here’s what I got from elsewhere:-
Many of you will have seen today’s Daily Mail and an article by Richard Littlejohn. In view of his “capacity to colour his writing” (as somebody has said to me) I hope it will be examined at leisure and critically.
To me this looks like another instance of domestic overkill! You’ll notice that the directive quoted has been around for 13 years already. Also directives are not laws they are statements of policy aims and subject to local interpretation. All countries except Britain usually adapt these to local conditions. Our civil servants do the opposite – treat them as law and then strengthen them. The remedy to THAT is a domestic one.
I THINK - I may be wrong – that this is another “conspiracy’ dreamt up to agitate us, There are elements of truth in it of course but I suspect much of it is an attempt to use the antagonism to Brussels as a tool to stop this. In wehich case it cxould bac-fire for the remedy is closer at hand! there is also some kite-flying.
Right here where I live we have no wheelie bins. We put out black sacks in a heap for about 8 houses. The paper/plastic/foil/cardboard boxes are well used. Garden refuse has its own sacks. There are also kitchen waste (which, because I have virtually none) I ignore. I haven’t room indoors for another container. It all works efficiently and smoothly and everyone is happy. In fact my black sack only goes out every other week now as I recycle so much more. Plastic was filling it up before!
They have no means of enforcing anything and our newly elected Tory council (plus the two neighbouring ones) have all said they are not going to waste money giving us all wheelie bins. Apart from those who suffer from age and infirmity there is no way they could get a wheelie bin up steps and stairs into their flats, round all the corners in it, down a high step to the gate.
I think I’ll let it run a bit longer before jumping on this particular bandwagon!