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What do same-sex marriages and smart meters have in common? Bet you can’t guess!

(Sunday/Monday/Tuesday blog)

I’ll leave this blog up for a couple of days as it’s quite important because it proves yet again how the ruling elites and the sycophantic mainstream media constantly lie to us. (Apologies for the blog being so long but I needed to prove what I was claiming)

Same-sex marriages (SSMs)

You might remember that in 2014 both Britain and France hurriedly legalised the possibly unpopular policy of SSMs. What a coincidence that both countries did this within a couple of months of each other! Over here, the (IMHO) liar-in-chief, David Cameron, claimed his government was legalising SSMs “because it is the right thing to do”. That was (IMHO) a lie.

The real explanation why both countries hurried to legalise SSMs was because their EU masters ordered them to. But our lying, slippery, deceitful politicians desperately try to hide the fact that they were acting under duress from the EU as this would outrage many ordinary people and stoke up even more resentment against our EU overlords.

Let me try to explain. One of the human rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights (to which all EU countries must be signatories) is Article 8  – “The right to respect for private and family life”. “Private Life” was defined as including “relationships between homosexuals and their partners with or without children”Thankfully, for the moment, “Private life does not extend to the relationship between an owner and his pet.” Though, that could change in the future.

The European Court of Human Rights had already announced that same-sex marriage would be a “human right”, as soon as a few countries had legalised it. Once a few countries had done that, the court found that “the recognition in national law of same-sex relationships had, by our present day, reached a degree that justified a broader understanding of family life as that term is used in Article 8 of the Convention”.

If the British and French had not legalised SSMs in 2014, then gays could have gone to other EU countries that allowed SSMs and then come back to Britain or France and demanded that their marriage be recognised. And, of course, if the married gays took their case to the European Court of Human Rights, they would have won. This would have been hugely  embarrassing to British or French leaders as it would have exposed how little freedom and sovereignty they actually had.

So, our rulers all supported SSMs, but didn’t dare mention the real reason why – that this was being forced on them by their EU bosses. And when our leaders claimed they’re legalising SSMs because “it’s the right thing to do” they were lying.

Liars, scumbags and traitors the lot of them!

Smart meters

Now let’s look at another, possibly unpopular government policy – the installation of up to 53 million supposedly ‘smart’ meters in 30 million homes and businesses by 2020.

Last week, in a highly critical report, a group of MPs predicted that smart meters would only save the average household about £11 a year and yet would cost each household and business somewhere between £250 and £420 to install – a cost that would be added to energy bills. This means that for most energy users the supposedly ‘smart’ meters would never generate sufficient savings to cover the cost of installation.

Moreover, most of the millions of ‘smart’ meters already installed are so-called ‘first generation’ and don’t allow households to switch energy supplier. So they’ll all have to be replaced at the cost of billions.

So, given that the smart meter programme has been such a disaster, why has the Government pressed ahead with it? OK, you guessed – because they’ve been forced to by an EU directive.

Let me quote from the official EU website:

Member States are required to ensure the implementation of smart metering under EU energy market legislation in the Third Energy Package. There is a roll-out target of 80% market penetration for electricity by 2020.

The Commission issued the document “Benchmarking smart metering deployment in the EU-27 with a focus on electricity”, jointly drafted by DG ENER and JRC, as COM(2014)356. This report gauges progress in the deployment of intelligent metering in the EU Member States on the basis of economic assessments of long-term costs and benefits (CBAs) of electricity and gas smart metering prepared by Member States and submitted to the Commission in line with Third Energy Package provisions. It also provides summary information on received Member States’ deployment plans and highlights best practices and lessons learned.

This report jointly prepared by the European Commission DG ENER and JRC measures progress on the deployment of smart meters across the EU. To date, Member States have committed to rolling out close to 200 million smart meters for electricity and 45 million for gas by 2020 at a total potential investment of €45 billion. By 2020, it is expected that almost 72% of European consumers will have a smart meter for electricity while 40% will have one for gas.

And here’s the totally implausible EU justification for this ridiculous project

While cost estimates vary, the cost of a smart metering system averages between €200 and €250 per customer, while delivering benefits per metering point of €160 for gas and €309 for electricity along with, on average, 3% energy savings. 

But our MPs now reckon that the supposed benefits of £11 a year will be less than a tenth of those predicted by the EU ‘experts’.

Why did nobody mention the EU’s involvement?

When it comes to a possibly popular measure implemented by the EU – such as cutting mobile phone roaming charges – the mainstream media never misses an opportunity to credit the wonderful EU for its role in helping ordinary citizens.

But when it comes to possibly less popular policies like legalising SSMs or disastrously-expensive and pointless policies like installing smart meters our leaders and the sycophantic mainstream media are astonishingly silent about the EU’s role in forcing these policies on us.

Strange, isn’t it?

6 comments to What do same-sex marriages and smart meters have in common? Bet you can’t guess!

  • Alan Thorpe

    This surely cannot be right. I have heard the radio adverts telling me that it is all absolutely free and that I will make huge savings. I believe it is Maxine Peake telling me this, and if we cannot trust her, then who can we trust. She says with the money we save we will be able to take a bath (not a shower) with the family every day.

    In a moment of weakness, mainly to stop telephone calls from EDF, I agreed to have smart meters installed. I will enjoy the savings from next Friday. I don’t understand how the meter will save me energy because I have no intention of changing the way I use energy. The more I use the better because it means I will leave less in inheritance tax to the bloody government on the day I depart this hell hole they have created.

  • Nix

    You should put “smart meters dangers” into Youtube then you will see that it is not about saving pennies.

  • NoMore

    And yet another EU white elephant LibLabCon and their blanket media are keeping quiet about is of course HS2.

    I have (and will continue to be) a hold out on Smart meters. They’ve rung a few times (which I have ignored) but they seem to have moved me on to an awkward squad list and gone back to the low hanging fruit for now. Wonder if the energy companies have targets that, if not reached, will incur fines from OFGEM that will go to Brussels?

  • chris

    Energy Policy has become Energy Propaganda. Spy meters permit suppliers (and governments) to selectively and remotely turn off customers at will. Alternatively, charge different rates for different appliances or at varying times. There is no real benefit to consumers because those who wish to economise can just look at their current meter to gauge rate of consumption. Changing all household bulbs to LED types would closely equate to real world savings from having spy meters. Real time charging will become the norm, disconnections more frequent, higher rates for domestic consumers during peak consumption periods (7-9)(6-10). Individual or regional blackouts more common. Spy meters put a lot of control in ‘their’ hands

  • Davidsb

    Spy meters permit suppliers (and governments) to selectively and remotely turn off customers at will.

    Two modest predictions:-

    1) Customers will be split into two groups, those for whom power 24/7 is essential (think powered medical equipment, etc), versus those who cannot demonstrate the need for power on a 24/7 basis.

    and

    2) MPs, HoL members and senior civil servants will all be classed as essential users.

    Or am I being too cynical?

  • Stillreading

    Everything written above about smart meters is true. I’ve been pestered intermittently by my power supply company, and just say an unequivocal “No”. I have quite sufficient intelligence to monitor my own energy usage, thank you, and take appropriate steps to control it.
    As for the same sex marriage issue, while I personally have a bit of difficulty actually calling such relationships “marriage” in the traditional sense, I don’t much care either way. What I DO though find atrociously unfair is that whilst same-sex couples can go through a civil partnership arrangement, and thereby enjoy all the legal and financial benefits of marriage without the religious connotations, heterosexual couples cannot; it is marriage (albeit in a non-religious setting if required) or nothing. Worst of all of course is the predicament of siblings who for whatever reason have chosen to share a home (they may be spinsters, bachelors, widows or widowers) and find, when one dies, that the other is forced to sell the joint home to meet the death duties. Criminally unjust and downright prejudicial.
    So what it comes down to is gays of either sex have two means by which to tie themselves legally and can take their choice, heterosexual non-sibling couples have marriage with its religious connotations, siblings have nothing. As a certain lady said when ousted from office almost 30 years ago, “It’s a funny old world”.

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