Whitesince63 wrote:Similarly, on your other pet subject, I see Cop 28 has voted to remove the “promise” to meet carbon deadlines so again, just maybe, it’s you that’s out of step. Net zero? Net madness.
Are you absolutely sure about that???
What you are talking about is that one of the draft agreements that all the countries stated a commitment to ending fossil fuels and a later one didn't.
It isn't what is in the draft agreements that matters though, it is what is in the FINAL agreement that everyone signs up to the counts and I refer you to todays news which is that for the first time ever the world has agreed to end the use of fossil fuels!
It isn't the best that could have been obtained as I've been saying above (if you ever bothered to read what I write) BUT it is the best 'practical' step towards it as for the first time ever the world is signing up to moving away from fossil fuels...
A new deal has been agreed at the UN climate summit in Dubai after days of negotiations.
For the first time, the deal calls on all countries to move away from using fossil fuels - but not to phase them out, something many governments wanted
The text recognises the need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions if humanity is to limit temperature rises to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels
The COP28 president said nations had "confronted realities and... set the world in the right direction"
Burning fossil fuels drives global warming, risking millions of lives. So far, governments have never collectively agreed to stop using them.
So the world seems actually to be in step with me and not you...
Whitesince63 wrote:Look Sluffy, you can keep denying the increasing number of ordinary people in Western democracies rising up against politicians filling their countries with immigrants who have no respect for their cultures, values, religions or laws and labelling them extreme right wing, populists or some other crackpot insult but like it or not eventually even you will realise it’s true.
You are right on what you say, more and more people in the west do think like you - doesn't make them right though.
Immigration is an issue but is it worth giving up our freedom to solve it?
That's the point I've been making and which you, and plenty of others, can't see - let alone understand!
There's plenty of other ways to deal with immigration than the by the government attempting to politicise the judiciary.
See here for instance...
Clearing the legacy backlog of asylum claims
The bottom line is I guess what sort of a world do you want to live in, one that cares for all or one that only cares for themselves?
Have you ever read Orwell's 1984?
Nineteen Eighty-Four (also published as 1984) is a dystopian novel and cautionary tale by English writer George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, it centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviours within society. Orwell, a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian state in the novel on the Soviet Union in the era of Stalinism, and Nazi Germany. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within societies and the ways in which they can be manipulated.
And yes, I'm in the minority on that one too and always will be unfortunately.