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    Owen Paterson

    One has to look at what they do. In the original privatisation of utilities the return on capital was embedded in the regulatory framework creating private monopolies that couldn’t lose. Today Risky Sunak makes all kinds of spin laden statements about the need for this or the need for that...
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    Owen Paterson

    They have been private for over 30 years. Over that time they have paid billions in dividends yet investment is lamentable. A private monopoly that isn’t working or accountable. Do you think the crooked political system should allow this situation to continue for another 30 years? No wonder...
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    Owen Paterson

    Well George Useless turned up on the news to explain how water companies couldn’t be forced to stop pumping huge quantities of raw sewage into rivers. Who is more culpable the greedy foreign owned utilities? Or the greedy toadying Tory apology for a cabinet minister? For me it’s the politician.
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    Owen Paterson

    They don’t think they have done anything wrong. Corruption is a way of life for many in Westminster.
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    The Tories are not working...

    TBF Raab has other important issues on his mind. For instance it isn’t yet settled whether it will him or Liz Truss who uses the granny flat at Chevening. Obviously Raab should have the main residence since Truss is a woman.
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    Wheat into orbit

    It’s a capitalist world they could buy and sell the UK many times over. How else are these judgements made these days?
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    Wheat into orbit

    Smart enough to produce their own fertilizer though.
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    Fertiliser Price Tracker

    No one believes official inflation figures do they? IMO this is why prices will fall in the spring. Those who have bought their usual tonnage can make it last 2 years. That at least gives considerable time to adjust rotation/ fallowing decisions if prices remain high in this captive market.
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    Government Policy towards net Zero

    Cutting meat consumption is a government policy as of now. How well has the meat industry prepared for this? Livestock producers need to face up to accounting accurately for all associated emissions without that data countering the “factory protein” argument Johnson was promoting will be very...
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    Boris a joke

    Carrie is on holiday fair enough. What exactly are other Tory MPs upto? Where is the parliamentary scrutiny of her actions?
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    Boris a joke

    The market is kept deliberately short of houses by the planning system. Allowing house prices to fall seems to be politically unacceptable because the government are unwilling to address that planning problem.
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    Who would you vote for in a snap election?

    I vote green. They are in favour of local food for local people. I respect people who abstain and there should be and “abstain” should be a choice on all ballot papers. Political parties treat abstentions with contempt because they can argue that they represent people who “don’t care” and are...
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    Boris a joke

    My youngest and her two friends rented a house for 3 years in London at an eye watering rent I moved her in and moved her out, the place was fine yet they had a struggle to get a hefty deposit back. To their credit they got 80% of it but I wouldn’t describe the landlord as honourable!! Best...
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    Boris a joke

    Who is the “they” you refer to? The Home Office? Head counting tells you nothing about the economic importance of the person coming or going. I doubt Patel and Johnson have a clue how many nurses, care workers, lorry drivers, butchers or candlestick makers have left the country. Why would...
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    Boris a joke

    I don’t know the destruction of mining communities was a necessary adjustment. The subsequent privatisation of electricity industry and the dash for gas turned out particularly well.
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    Gas Crisis

    Doesn’t he pay the city traders anyway?
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    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    Well currently gm isn’t an option in the UK.
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    How tricky is it to live on a salary of £81k plus state pension?

    Does that mean she hasn’t made a contribution to society in your view?
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    Nitrogen fixing bacteria.

    The problem with that approach is that the fixing process uses energy from the plant therefore yield is inherently lower than systems where n is fixed in a fertilizer plant.
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    £200/t wheat ...

    Sorry I refer you to our PM’s speech at this week’s Conservative party conference. 👍
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