Paul J Chapman

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What’s smart about smart meters?

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Continuing what is becoming a recent blog theme on energy issues, here are a few thoughts and lines from a blog article by Roger Helmer on Smart Meters.

But the corollary of “offering cheaper rates at off-peak times” is of course, “offering more expensive rates at peak times”. That offer is not attractive if you’re elderly and need heat when you’re cold, or if you’re a working family with…

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Why we will still pander to the EU no matter what

Why we will still pander to the EU no matter what. Thoughts of a Conservative MP. #No2EU #VoteUKIP

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From a recent blog post by John Redwood MP.

One of the reasons the EU now has so much influence over how we are governed is the permanent threat of infraction proceedings which hangs over lost Whitehall departments …

Much of Whitehall’s time is taken up with revising and amending so called UK law to fit it into the pattern of Treaty and Directive law which we have to accept …

Ministers…

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Negative pigeon

Negative pigeon

Fern

Fern

Euro-Court Destroys Cameron’s Pledge that Immigrants Must Speak English

Euro-Court Destroys Cameron’s Pledge that Immigrants Must Speak English by denouncing Germany’s immigration law.

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A couple of weeks on from the Juncker debacle, how’s the promise of renegotiations looking now?

Well from a recent article on Breitbart

The European Court of Justice has dealt a blow to David Cameron’s 2010 election manifesto pledge to make immigrants from outside the European Union pass an English language test before they are allowed to come to the UK to marry. In a judgement handed…

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Pool shoes

Pool shoes

Pool Abstract

Pool Abstract

LA Skyline

LA Skyline

Consequences of UK and EU green energy policy

Consequences of UK and EU green energy policy. What the green drive means.

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Here’s a fairly damning article from The Indy recently about the potential energy crisis looming

As the UK government and the EU continue to parade themselves as the vanguard of green energy initiatives for the planet, the reality of what this means in real terms to real people continues to be felt.

The massive green subsidies (introduced by Ed Milliband as the energy secretary under Gordon…

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