Day: July 23, 2019

DEFRA Proposes Personal Water Budgets


By Paul Homewood

DEFRA have set up a public consultation to look at ways to reduce water usage:


The proposal forms part of a public consultation examining how water can be better managed at individual, local and business levels, launched in the wake of the Environment Agency’s (EA) warning that England could run short of water within 25 years.

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Animal activists’ ‘rescue’ of caged bird goes horribly wrong

Green Jihad

Two animal activists thought they were doing the world a favour by sneaking into a home and releasing a caged bird. But it ended in disaster.

By Ben Graham,

A seasoned veterinary nurse has hit out at the “despicable” actions of two animal rights activists who snuck into her mother’s home to “rescue” a caged bird — which was then fatally mauled by a cat.

Georgia Rowe, a Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service volunteer from Mosman on Sydney’s north shore, wrote a lengthy post for the Mosman Daily Facebook page saying she had been in the UK visiting “old and unwell relatives” when the pair struck.

She wrote that on Saturday, at about 9.30am, the pair — a young woman and a man, according to a neighbour’s description — entered the home via two locked gates.

It was then that the activists stole her non-releasable rescue rainbow lorikeet…

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Pressures to recall parliament over Brexit during the summer seem likely – what if they occur?

The Constitution Unit Blog

meg_russell_2000x2500.jpgIMG_20190723_020219.jpg (1)A new Prime Minister is expected to be appointed tomorrow, the day before MPs break up for the summer recess. With just 14 weeks remaining before the current Article 50 deadline, the Commons is then not due to meet for almost six weeks. This creates some very obvious scrutiny gaps. Meg Russell and Daniel Gover suggest that pressures for a Commons ‘recall’ during the summer recess seem likely, but that this will revive difficult questions about who can, and should be able to, recall MPs.

On Thursday, MPs are due to leave Westminster for the summer recess. Yet, barring mishaps, a new Prime Minister is expected to be installed in Downing Street only the preceding day, making immediate parliamentary scrutiny of the new government’s key decisions all but impossible. An added pressure, of course, comes from the Brexit context. The current Article 50 deadline for the UK to depart…

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Shaw ‘apologises’ for attack ad – then why run it – Wrecker, Hater and No Hoper

The Inquiring Mind

i don’t believe this. Not in response to condemnation by non Greens, only after backlash from within. If Green members did not like it why did they run it.

Who approved that crap

Was it Gareth ‘Plotter and Schemer’ Hughes?
Don’t forget they ran this in a poll week. Want to bet it makes the TV News at 6? Mission accomplished!

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From Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View By Kartik B. Athreya