The UK government claims that its new energy strategy will provide cleaner and more affordable energy this decade. It won’t.
The government’s aim is to remove all legal liability for serious crimes, including murder, committed by the army and other British state forces.
G7 countries have contributed most to climate change and it is absurd to claim that they are leading the way in tackling it. The Tory government defends continued oil and gas exploration in the North Sea. So, its message at COP26 will be “do as I say, not as I do”.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill seeks to restrict citizens’ ability to lawfully protest, and seeks to allow police increased powers to restrict the reasons for protest and the way they handle the events themselves. The police use heavy-handed tactics against women attending the vigil on Clapham Common, following the murder of Sarah Everard, is an indication of the restrictions on protest that the government wants to introduce.
Austerity measures are integral to the current economic policies of the US and UK. They amount to an all-round attack on wages and the social wage while there is a temporary boost to demand. That is why it is extremely foolish and misleading to compare them to the policies of Corbyn, McDonnell or Keynes.
The latest easing measures begun on December 2nd with further easing scheduled for the holiday period seems certain to revive the numbers of cases and then, with a slight delay, an increase in hospitalisations and deaths.