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‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat —

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10130157/Joanna-Lumley-calls-return-1950s-style-deprivations-bid-tackle-climate-change.html By EMMA POWELL FOR THE DAILY MAIL Absolutely Fabulous star said legislation needed ‘for sake of this beautiful Earth’  She said we should cut back on weekend breaks abroad and stop eating meat  Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing to combat climate change. The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the…

‘Rationing could save the planet’: UK celebrity Joanna Lumley calls for a return of war time restrictions in bid to tackle climate change – Rationing airline travel & meat —

Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

Gary Powell is a former councillor in Buckinghamshire. A distressed mother recently shared with me an account that lays bare the lamentable state of child safeguarding in British schools and the usurpation of parental rights by politicised state institutions. The promotion of gender ideology to children creates a long-term income stream for certain charities, pharmaceutical…

Gary Powell: This mother’s anguish shows councils must banish extreme gender ideology from schools — Conservative Home

UK Energy Secretary Appeals for Faith Leaders to Save COP26 — Watts Up With That?

COP26 President Alok Sharma has thanked 40 faith leaders for presenting a commitment to promote a voluntary permanent climate lockdown, in the form of “Encouraging our communities to embrace simple and sustainable lifestyles at home, so as to reduce our collective carbon footprint”. But more needs to be done to help spread the message.

UK Energy Secretary Appeals for Faith Leaders to Save COP26 — Watts Up With That?

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

Former Minister for Women and Equalities @NickyMorgan01 says it would be right for all police officers to be re-vetted, and that forces should “get a grip” on ‘broader cultural issues’. #Phillips: https://t.co/6irCsXgqud pic.twitter.com/1EyVhrbLJu — Trevor Phillips on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) October 3, 2021

WATCH: Morgan calls for all police officers to be re-vetted — Conservative Home

WATCH: Rayner defends describing the Conservatives as “scum” — Conservative Home

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner refuses to apologise for calling the Prime Minister scum, but says she would if he apologised for his past comments deemed “racist, misogynistic and homophobic” Follow #Phillips live: https://t.co/p91FXzcLtp pic.twitter.com/6lEdFSEJ1t — Trevor Phillips on Sunday (@RidgeOnSunday) September 26, 2021

WATCH: Rayner defends describing the Conservatives as “scum” — Conservative Home

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Dr Chris Newton is a military historian and a former defence policy adviser in the Conservative Research Department. As universities start a new academic year, the Government’s Higher Education (Free Speech) Bill is going through Parliament. The bill strengthens and protects university freedom of speech and is desperately needed. University “cancel culture” is not just…

Chris Newton: The Government’s Free Speech Bill won’t fix universities if viewpoint diversity isn’t addressed too — Conservative Home

Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze — Iowa Climate Science Education

By Paul Homewood h/t Ian Magness Young Rachel seems surprised!! The UK has turned to a coal-fired power station to help boost its energy supply after global gas and power prices hit new highs and wind farms produced very low levels of electricity. National Grid ESO, which balances Britain’s electricity […]

via Britain forced to fire up coal plant amid record power prices and winter squeeze — Iowa Climate Science Education

Jo Bartosch: The BBC’s trans propaganda is alienating licence fee payers — Conservative Home

It isn’t right that a national broadcaster brands opposition to controversial views ‘hate’, and blocks them on social media.

via Jo Bartosch: The BBC’s trans propaganda is alienating licence fee payers — Conservative Home

The Great British Turn Off — Climate Scepticism

I received a text message this morning from the Customer Welfare Team at Electricity North West: We’re getting in touch to make you aware of our free energy-saving service. If you’d like to benefit from advice on how to save both money and energy then please reply to this message with your postcode and we’ll […]

via The Great British Turn Off — Climate Scepticism

Calvin Robinson: The Left and Right are both wrong on pronouns – and it’s distracting us from the real battle that’s going on — Conservative Home

Are we inventing an issue that doesn’t exist in order for the Left to virtual signal and the Right to campaign against?

via Calvin Robinson: The Left and Right are both wrong on pronouns – and it’s distracting us from the real battle that’s going on — Conservative Home

UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

rt.com The British Labour Party will oppose a Tory-sponsored bill that would allow “deplatformed” political speakers to sue universities. Labour leader Keir Starmer claims the bill will enable “Holocaust deniers” and “anti-vaxxers.” The bill, proposed by the Conservative government and headed for a second reading in the House of Commons this week, would amend existing laws…

via UK Labour Party to Vote against ‘Freedom of Speech’ Bill, Claiming It Will Embolden ‘Hate Speech’ — The BFD

‘Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey’ Library Performance For Kids Sparks Outrage — The Daily Wire

After intense backlash from parents, a Labour council leader and a London library are apologizing for a kids’ performance that included a male actor dressed in a costume dubbed the “rainbow dildo butt monkey” — a rainbow colored costume including a fake penis, nipples, and exposed bottom. “The Redbridge Libraries Summer Reading Challenge run by…

via ‘Rainbow Dildo Butt Monkey’ Library Performance For Kids Sparks Outrage — The Daily Wire

Non-inclusive Rainbow Laid by Council. — The BFD

July 4th, 2021. In Taunton, Somerset, the local council laid a multi-coloured 62-metre riverside path. In Taunton, Somerset, in a spirit of inclusivity and in acknowledgement of LGBT etc, the local council laid a multi-coloured 62-metre riverside path. A local arts movement said that “The rainbow footpath will signal to both visitors and the community…

via Non-inclusive Rainbow Laid by Council. — The BFD

Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

The Commons should today reject proposals to limit the right to demonstrate outside abortion facilities in England and Wales.

via Scott Benton: Abortion clinic censorship zones would provide a chilling legal precedent for cracking down on freedom of expression — Conservative Home

Leftists Outraged After Popular British Influencer Comes Out As ‘Transracial’ Korean — The Daily Wire

A British-born influencer announced this week that he is coming out as “transracial” and is now Korean. In a series of videos he began sharing on June 26, Oli London, who boasts more than 300,000 followers on Instagram, revealed that he has had more than 18 plastic surgeries in order to become Korean and look…

via Leftists Outraged After Popular British Influencer Comes Out As ‘Transracial’ Korean — The Daily Wire

‘Prepare for the populist backlash, if Net Zero becomes an elite project’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

As public discontent and concerns over the astronomical costs of Net Zero keep growing, green Tories are beginning to fret that they may soon be facing a disastrous political backlash. In the Sunday Telegraph, the UK’s former energy minister, Chris Skidmore, is unnerved by this likely prospect and warns that the Net Zero agenda will […]

via ‘Prepare for the populist backlash, if Net Zero becomes an elite project’ — Iowa Climate Science Education

Term ‘White Privilege’ Disadvantages White Working-Class Kids, MPs’ Report Finds, Reigniting Britain’s Race Row — The BFD

rt.com A new report which claims the term “white privilege” can be “divisive” and disadvantgaes the white working class has sparked fresh debate on “racist Britain”, with some accusing the government of deflecting from its own errors. The report by MPs on the Education Select Committee, released on Monday, has caused a stir, after it…

via Term ‘White Privilege’ Disadvantages White Working-Class Kids, MPs’ Report Finds, Reigniting Britain’s Race Row — The BFD

Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Furthermore, they should be more proactive in defending the financial interests of their members.

via Connor Tomlinson: Why conservative students need strong students’ unions to protect their free speech — Conservative Home

Christian Charity Alarmed By Push To Criminalize ‘Gentle, Non-Coercive Prayer’ For LGBT People In U.K. — The Daily Wire

A Christian charity in the United Kingdom is raising the alarm regarding a proposal to add even “gentle, non-coercive prayer” for LGBT people to the country’s ban on conversion therapy. The Christian Institute, which is a U.K.-based charity that exists for “the furtherance and promotion of the Christian religion in the United Kingdom,” issued a Thursday statement…

via Christian Charity Alarmed By Push To Criminalize ‘Gentle, Non-Coercive Prayer’ For LGBT People In U.K. — The Daily Wire

Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson: We must ‘build back better’ in a ‘greener…more feminine way’ —

NEW – United Kingdom’s PM Boris Johnson says G7 nations must “build back better” in a “greener, more gender-neutral, and perhaps a more feminine way.” pic.twitter.com/CC2GZZ2pX9 — Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) June 11, 2021 SKY News: G7 summit: ‘We should build back in more feminine and gender-neutral way’, says Boris Johnson UK Independent: Boris Johnson…

via Watch: UK PM Boris Johnson: We must ‘build back better’ in a ‘greener…more feminine way’ —

G7 summit: Leaders pledge climate action but disappoint activists —

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-57461670 The G7 nations have agreed to step up action on climate change and renewed a pledge to raise $100bn a year to help poor countries cut emissions. After a summit in Britain, G7 leaders also promised to help developing countries move away from coal. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hosted the three-day…

via G7 summit: Leaders pledge climate action but disappoint activists —

Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

There is a clear majority in favour of policies to cut the UK’s carbon emissions, but apparently limited appetite for radicalism.

via Our survey. On the environment, Tory members support action but not hysterics about an ’emergency’. — Conservative Home

Hugging Lesson? BBC Gets Pilloried for Giving Tips on How to ‘Safely’ Embrace One Another — The BFD

rt.com The BBC has exposed itself to a wave of internet scorn after lecturing Britons on how to correctly embrace one another, in response to reports that the government would soon “allow” hugging. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to push forward with plans to ease lockdown restrictions, including guidance on hugging. The government is “hopeful” that…

via Hugging Lesson? BBC Gets Pilloried for Giving Tips on How to ‘Safely’ Embrace One Another — The BFD

Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Last year, ConservativeHome was delighted to have her on our panel about the Red Wall and social care. Here’s some of what she said.

via Deborah Mattinson – Labour’s new strategist. What we know of her views on the Red Wall. — Conservative Home

Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

We controlled Covid in our prisons, kept the courts running throughout lockdown, and were the first in the western world to resume jury trials.

via Robert Buckland: More prison places, a domestic abuse bill, tougher sentences. How we’re acting on the people’s priorities. — Conservative Home

‘We have to fight back’: John Kerry calls on scientists to lead fight against climate denial – Warns world is ‘right now crossing the long-awaiting tipping point’ —

https://news.yahoo.com/john-kerry-calls-scientists-lead-121437351.html By Laurie Goering LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Widespread mistrust of science and disputes over basic facts, tied to growing political polarisation and disinformation campaigns, are undermining efforts to tackle climate change globally, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry warned. During a virtual summit organised by the Nobel Foundation and major science academies this…

via ‘We have to fight back’: John Kerry calls on scientists to lead fight against climate denial – Warns world is ‘right now crossing the long-awaiting tipping point’ —

Boris the Crazy Green Giant — The BFD

Whatever happened to Boris Johnson? When British voters went to the polls in 2019, they overwhelmingly rejected the reactionary leftism of Jeremy Corbyn and elected what they apparently thought was a conservative government. But, as happened in Australia from 2015 to 2018, voters who thought they were getting a conservative, somehow ended up with a…

via Boris the Crazy Green Giant — The BFD

UK government scraps green homes grant after six months — Watts Up With That?

The abandonment of the £1.5bn programme, which offered households grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 to put in insulation or low-carbon heating, leaves the UK without a plan for tackling one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

via UK government scraps green homes grant after six months — Watts Up With That?

Piers Morgan writes about Meghan Markle debacle, rails against cancel culture, ‘woke brigade’ — FOX News

Piers Morgan is railing against cancel culture and “woke” liberals in a lengthy account appearing in the U.K.’s “Mail on Sunday” newspaper.

via Piers Morgan writes about Meghan Markle debacle, rails against cancel culture, ‘woke brigade’ — FOX News