why doesn't he want to be Prime Minister? I mean, I can understand not wanting to be at all. But why does he want to go this far and no further? 0 Vote up! It's so fvcking stupid. I don't think it will have any bearing on him becoming PM or not, but you'd hope he's aspires to making the country less of a complete basket case rather than actively aiming to make it worse. 1 Vote up! ofc it will! why would you vote for the guy who is going to multiply your personal energy bill, reduce the wealth of the country in general and enhance our reliance on despot regimes? it would be better to have the Tories again 0 Vote up! Right winger in loving Tories non shocka Labour talking sense 6 Vote up! it would be better to have the Tories again it would be better to have the Tories again it would be better to have the Tories again it would be better to have the Tories again it would be better to have the Tories again derp di derp 12 Vote up! you are a total moron 1 Vote up! The Tories are going to have to do this soon anyway - either that or repeal the Climate Change Act 0 Vote up! anyway, enjoy your Tory governnment (I don't have one, lol @ you) 0 Vote up! the lol was at Davos/RR faod 0 Vote up! This would be a massive boon to Scottish Nationalism. They can't stop an independent Scotland exploiting abandoned oil fields on their own sea bed. 0 Vote up! Orwell - clearly there are option besides "beggar the country" the "French" approach of just not doing the legislation quite so literally because why taf would you do that seems the best option 1 Vote up! why would close to 70m people prefer a genuinely shyt life 0 Vote up! it's funny how humans fabricate reasons to suffer when there are no actual reasons available 0 Vote up! The US is enjoying a decade-long economic tear built on the back of shale. Lovely socialist, well-managed, electric car central, progressive darling Norway granted a record number of oil & gas drilling blocks last year. Mostly in the same sea. North sea oil has a cascading impact on everything in our economy. We are an increasingly poor country that will only get poorer if we shut down one of the only large concentrations of high earning industry we have left. There is no future that doesn't involve using fossil fuels for decades to come and we are just going to be paying to import all of them. 3 Vote up! No, there aren't. The French regine is not the same. The government had its arse handed to them on a plate by the courts for failing to adhere to their obligations once already. It will happen again. Starner is doing the only thing any government can do without admitting they intend to chuck Paris away by repelling the CCA. If the Tories get in again they have the same position. 1 Vote up! *regime 0 Vote up! it doesn't really matter what the courts do because the UK Government has the UK Parliament well, assuming it has a majority ofc nobody sane would prefer blackouts to just continuing as we are (the overall global outcome being the same either way) 1 Vote up! Clergs, at the same time, wants a Tory govt and laughs at people who have a Tory govt The anti-vaccer, climate change denial brain function working in full swing there 1 Vote up! it is funny how Brits keep taking the government to court over things oh no the court ruled against us! *does primary legislation* 0 Vote up! heh is this like when risky kept claiming not to be a tory? clergs you don’t believe in climate change, oppose trans rights and hate the snp who else are you voting for? 7 Vote up! It's a blatant political ploy to try to grab some green-tinted SNP supporters, and young loony idealists, who believe in all the Net Zero bollix. But he's going to alienate any sensible voter across the UK who actually pay gas and electricity bills. So all in all it looks like a massive own goal by the hapless bloke. 1 Vote up! Tories building less onshore wind turbines than Ukraine..... Ukraine is at war FAOD 0 Vote up! Heh at chill 0 Vote up! yeah that sort of shyt does play well in Scotland (outside the economically productive bits) but I think once again Starmer misjudges the culture that prevails in the UK 0 Vote up! the lol was at Davos/RR faod You are so cringe these days with your seinfeldesque observations and middle aged lurch to the right. The lolling, I assure you, is all @ you. 1 Vote up! How has this gone down in places like Aberdeen where lots of people have jobs servicing the oil rigs and working offshore? 0 Vote up! Correct left wing opinion in the UK is that we should continue to hand over as much money as possible to Saudi Arabia and Qatar. 0 Vote up! and Russia asap! 1 Vote up! and we should maximise the cost of living crisis 0 Vote up! Correct right wing position is to wreck the economy and the planet as long as middle/late-aged property owners can maintain their lifestyle for a few more years. 1 Vote up! Centrist dads like me want clean, sustainable and domestic energy as a priority If that means building wind farms all over the country then crack on Wind farms are sick 2 Vote up! it doesn't really matter what the courts do because the UK Government has the UK Parliament Yes, which is bound by the CCA until they repeal it. Seriously Clergs. If you are going to campaign for climate change, you need to at least understand the basics of the legal framework stopping you getting your way. 3 Vote up! It's a smart pivot by Labour, feeding into their visionary green economy strategy. Makes perfect sense, both economic and environmental. 0 Vote up! niche issue to get excited about haters and enthusiasts in a tiny minority - most people wiol probably just think this is a mildly good idea, which faod it is. most people intrinsically don’t give a shite about the offshore oil industry, except maybe on the east coast of scotland starmer is going to win the next election with madge450 no matter what anyone, including him, says or does 1 Vote up! Refresh Back to board Join the discussion Login Register 0 Vote up!