Trouble at mill


The Tories are not united on the eve of COP.

With just over a week to go before Boris Johnson hosts the largest ever gathering of world leaders in Britain, tensions are rising and tempers fraying in Downing Street.

The prime minister is said to be “irritated” by Alok Sharma, the man he appointed to chair the Cop26 conference in Glasgow — and the feeling appears to be mutual.

Those around Johnson suggest that the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically. Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.


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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
October 26, 2021 6:42 am

Amusing headline at WSJ just now:

Energy-Stock Surge Leaves Climate-Focused Investors Behind (24 Oct)

Literally dozens of electricity retailers in the UK have gone bankrupt this year already, because of of unreliable wind energy. When governments finally lose interest in renewable energy, and remove subsidies because they’ve run out of other people’s money, the crash is going to be epic.

jupes
jupes
October 26, 2021 6:57 am

Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.

There is no doubt what the sanctimonious morons will “achieve”. The accelerated destruction of the West and rise of the Chicoms.

bemused
bemused
October 26, 2021 7:49 am

Keeping in touch with what the enemy is saying, I saw this headline in the Age this morning:

Why net zero by 2050 is good but not good enough

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/why-net-zero-by-2050-is-good-but-not-good-enough-20211025-p592v0.html – written by an associate perfesser

You first perfesser; give up your emissions and show us the way.

Boambee John
Boambee John
October 26, 2021 8:54 am

bemused

You first perfesser; give up your emissions and show us the way.

No more long sabbaticals overseas, no privately plated car in the remuneration package?

Kneel
Kneel
October 26, 2021 9:18 am

” The science is clear…”

So is the engineering, but that is never mentioned.

Rabz
October 26, 2021 10:01 am

the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically

Neither does that fat useless mop headed imbecile.

Kneel
Kneel
October 26, 2021 11:31 am

“Neither does that fat useless mop headed imbecile.”

Sorry, you’ll have to be more specific – which one, exactly?

Roger
Roger
October 26, 2021 12:56 pm

Those around Johnson suggest that the “bookish” Sharma doesn’t grasp the politics of the meeting and how it could backfire domestically. Those around Sharma are frustrated at No 10 for hyping expectations around what the two weeks of negotiations will achieve.

This doesn’t add up – No. 10 is both hyping the conference but at the same time worried about the domestic backlash?

No wonder Boris doesn’t seem to know whether he’s coming or going.

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
October 26, 2021 6:52 pm

No wonder Boris doesn’t seem to know whether he’s coming or going.

He’s acting like someone with his mind elsewhere, there is a term for it, associated with the word ‘struck’, but I’m far too polite to elaborate on that. No-one but someone emotionally wrapped up with a very deep green partner could have so embarassingly have made that disastrous speech recently about Green is Good. He was almost pleading for the Greenie points with it.

  1. One suspects it’s not colonisation itself that is objected to – displacing the current ‘enemies of humanity/globalism’ is highly desirable…

  2. Dr F at 9:24:- “Billions of Excel dollars”. Love it! I have been guilty myself of printing Excel dollars myself…

  3. ZK2A the Sudanese didgyonly had to learn the hollow stick, the wife beating was mandatory so passed with flying colours.…

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