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"Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030"
Jun 17, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Mark Hodgson

How will that change attitudes amongst the Electorate and Politicians of Northern Ireland?
It certainly changes the significance of the purpose of a Border. Will there be battery recharging points on the South Side and Petrol/Diesel Stations on the North Side?
Will diesel generators on the North Side be supplying electricty to charging points on the South Side?

Jun 17, 2019 at 8:45 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"gc, the BBC have finally caught up with the Peterborough story too
Jun 17, 2019 at 7:31 PM | Mark Hodgson"

The BBC should have read tomo!

"20% of the votes in Peterborough were by post.
Labour has Tariq Mahmood and Marsha-Jane Thompson on the payroll.
Not unreasonable to wonder if the two are connected.
Jun 8, 2019 at 10:24 AM | tomo"

Various articles over the weekend did include photographic evidence that suggests a lack of diligence by those responsible for supervising the count, though it is not clear whether this is the subject of the Police interest.

I am curious to know whether the BBC were made aware earlier of possible discrepancies, and how they might have reported if the irregularities had produced a success for a Candidate in support of BREXIT.

I think the BBC had staff, reporters, film crew etc present on the night, perhaps they have been helping Police with their investigations and are unable to report in more detail.

Jun 17, 2019 at 8:32 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Job advert on the Politico website:

"Call for Papers “Young Europeans: how to act on the Climate crisis?”"

https://jobs.politico.eu/jobs/13289078-call-for-papers-young-europeans-how-to-act-on-the-climate-crisis-at-the-institute-of-european-democrats-ied

The Institute of European Democrats (IED)
Brussels, Belgium Temporary
The Institute of European Democrats https://www.iedonline.eu/news/climate-crisis.php is launching an external research project called "Young Europeans: how to act on the Climate crisis?".

The Institute of European Democrats (IED) intends to award in the course of 2019 several contracts for "Research Fellowships" to researchers and/or Students/PhD. The papers will aim at bringing new ideas and proposals to tackle the Climate crisis at European level. The gathered proposals will feed the political debate.

The IED intends to restore young Europeans in their central role to find solutions on a challenge that affects their future, unlocking their potential and encouraging them to have their say.

Download the call for papers: https://www.iedonline.eu/download/2019/IED-Call-for-Papers-on-Climate-21052019.pdf?m=1558448730&

Deadline for submission: 1 July 2019

[The IED basically seems to be a propaganda organisation funded by the EU]:

https://www.iedonline.eu/about/eu-ied.php

Jun 17, 2019 at 8:18 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Puigdemont faces further obstacles to claiming MEP seat"

https://www.politico.eu/article/former-catalan-leader-carles-puigdemont-faces-further-obstacles-to-claiming-mep-seat/

Jun 17, 2019 at 8:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Alyn Smith: SNP MEP apologises over Brexit Party 'money laundering' claim"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-48664373SNP MEP Alyn Smith has issued an "unreserved" apology over his allegation that the Brexit Party is a "money laundering front".

Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice threatened to sue Mr Smith over the claim, which he made in a TV interview.

Mr Smith has now admitted he did not have any evidence to support his claim.

He has agreed to pay a "significant" contribution to Mr Tice's legal costs, and will also make a donation to the Help for Heroes charity.

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Scotland's Energy future 'faces major obstacles'
By Andrew Black
Business presenter, BBC Good Morning Scotland"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48659683

Scotland faces "substantial obstacles" in the drive to cut carbon while keeping energy supplies reliable and affordable, a study has said.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh said compromise and trade-offs would be needed to help meet future energy needs.

The society's experts have called for a new independent Scottish energy commission.

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:37 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Meanwhile, in the brainwashing department of the BBC, known as CBBC:

"Fish and chips: Cod and haddock under threat from climate change"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48663579

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Arrests after climate activists block Edinburgh roads"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-48660006

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:34 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Ireland to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48668791

"The Climate Action Plan states that the Republic of Ireland is "way off course" in its attempts to achieve its emissions targets.

Unveiling the plan on Monday, the Environment Minister ​Richard Bruton said Ireland was "currently 85% dependent on fossil fuels".

He said that at a time when the state's carbon footprint should be reducing, Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions "have been rising rapidly" and that trend had to be reversed."

Hey ho!

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

gc, the BBC have finally caught up with the Peterborough story too:

"Peterborough by-election 'malpractice' police inquiry"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48665324

From the BBC report it sounds as though the Council received reports about electoral malpractice, and the Council passed them on to the police. The report doesn't say who the original complainants were.

Jun 17, 2019 at 7:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

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