UK Climate Minister Voted Out, Green LibDems Wiped Out

cartoonBritain’s Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey has lost his seat to the Conservative party, in an election night that has seen the Liberal Democrats presence in the House of Commons decimated. —The Mirror, 8 May 2015

David Cameron has won the general election with an outright majority after Labour was virtually wiped out in Scotland and the Liberal Democrat vote collapsed. Mr Cameron hailed the “sweetest victory” as his party secured the 323 seats needed to form a government without needing to go into coalition. Ed Miliband, the Labour leader. Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor was the biggest scalp of the night, losing his Leeds seat to the Tories. —The Daily Telegraph, 8 May 2015

The Prime Minister has pledged to stop future government funding to windfarm projects including the delayed inquiry and to give local people the final say – if he is re-elected today. Mr Cameron pledged to stop the windfarm project and any other on-shore windfarms within Montgomeryshire if he was elected to take a second term in Government. He said: “I want to make it clear that if there is a Conservative Government in place we will remove all subsidy for on-shore wind and local people should have a greater say.” –Ben Goddard, County Times, 7 May 2015

Speculation is growing that energy and climate change department’s days of independence could be numbered. A government source said that if David Cameron is re-elected, he is likely to fold it into the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, where the government has more staff with commercial experience. –John Collingridge and Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times, 5 April 2015

New government will have to address capacity shortfalls to avoid blackouts.  Avoiding a power blackout will be one of the first priorities for whoever forms the next government, a leading consultant has suggested. Critics argue that a focus on renewables has left Britain’s power network now dangerously short of spare capacity. –Andrew Critchlow, The Daily Telegraph, 8 May 2015

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    GR82DRV

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    British Socialists lost 20 seats and more “moderate” (by comparison) labor party lost 48 seats.

    Have the British people finally had enough of the inmates who have been running that asylum?

    BTW, How did the pollsters get another election so terribly wrong? Could these be the same people who serve as an echo chamber for global warming alarmists?

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      Emanuelle

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      Pollsters usually screw up by asking too broad a range of people. If you want a better view of how a vote will go, ask the people who are most likely to vote.

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        Me

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        Maybe they should ask the tough questions and not loaded ones, and look at people that will vote either way, because they know and they use that to bias the public with their target of their polls. Anytime I get a call now I state I don’t want to participate, if more did the same, the propaganda bias bullshit would stop.

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          Me

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          And when it comes to this ACC AGW bullshit no one wants to ask, why? Because they all want that to add on another tax, they just want you you to accept it as nessary, none of them ask. It’s just more money for them to blow on what ever they feel like because you elected them to tell you what to do. Boy they have another thing comming if they think that. and it snowballs from there, to the UN wanting to dictate to everyone. I say No More.

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    Amber

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    The public have had enough of green wash and failed massive government intervention .

    What has happened in Australia and Britain
    is the start of a long overdue correction towards protecting the public interest instead of lining the pockets of an army of rent seeking bird blender promoters and other panhandlers disguised in green .

    Well done Britain !

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