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Labour Candidate’s Crass Covid Claims

March 27, 2021

By Paul Homewood


The excellent Guido has news of the latest claims by Labour mayoral candidate for Teesside, Jessie Jo Jacobs, that “There is no other issue bigger than [the environment]. If we think the Covid crisis hurt, the climate crisis is going to hurt much much deeper, much much wider”:




Not only is such a claim inane, insulting and crass, it is also wholly without substance.

So let’s see what has actually been going on in the region.

Heatwaves are less frequent than they used to be, as are extremely cold days. It is not getting wetter, or for that matter drier. Meanwhile rainfall is not becoming more extreme.

Finally sea levels have been rising since the 19thC at the totally unalarming rate of 1.90mm a year, and have not risen at all since the turn of the century:











According to Guido, Jessie Jo’s first act will be to “call a climate emergency for the Tees Valley”. I bet that will go down well with Teesside’s working class voters, who have unsurprisingly deserted Labour in their tens of thousands in recent years.

  1. James Neill permalink
    March 27, 2021 10:57 am

    Why no figures between 2000 and 2015? As for the claims I believe that partly solid male bovine biological waste product would be an apt description.

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      March 28, 2021 2:54 pm

      Station not in use then?

      • March 28, 2021 4:13 pm

        No, Durham has data throughout. For some reason our wonderful Met Office did not get round passing it on to ECADS

  2. March 27, 2021 11:15 am

    Another would be illiterate politician, how do we get so many of that ilk?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      March 27, 2021 12:22 pm

      I think there is a sad truth in that the people get the politicians they deserve and apart from us enlightened few most of the population are quite ignorant and ill-informed and have no desire to improve themselves. Look at the popularity of some of the dross on TV. I would venture that my own sister would come way behind to not very long pieces of wood and yet she can vote! Not that it makes much difference as we both live in constituencies where the MP is decided by whoever the Tories make their candidate.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      March 27, 2021 1:39 pm

      Very, very few MPs have a STEM degree, or the ability to obtain one.

  3. March 27, 2021 11:22 am

    I begin to suspect either would-be politicians are sourced from open mental institutions or that their own brains have been taken over and replaced by sound bite boxes spouting thoughts and opinions totally not their own and the product of the Westminster bubble. They could of course be plucked from a parallel universe and their heads filled with magic by lab coated “advisors” proudly pushing Climate Project Fear as that is on their list of sure vote winners…….. in Islington which of course represents the whole country.

    They think all people (except the heretical deplorable denier right wing fascists who were born before the marxist education take over was complete ) “worry” so much more about the climate now that they have been running Project Climate Fear without pause for more than 30 years.

    I am surprised she did not have something to add about colonialism or slavery or trans gender rights ( what rights exactly that they do not already have) to complete her buzz word bingo card.

    The gullible all need to be reminded that we live in a totally dystopian world where injustice and pestilence have never been worse. Critically and her rallying cry, that because of the Enlightenment and Science we have not sacrificed enough people on Gaia’s alters, retribution is just around the corner.

    I doubt she believes a single word she says being a marionette by those practicing the dark art of voter emotional hook manipulation. Do I sound like a cynic, well welcome to the 3+ active brain cell club.

    • NeilC permalink
      March 27, 2021 12:42 pm

      I think it all started 20 odd years ago with our education system. They indoctrinate nowadays rather than teach children and students to think for themselves. As they have done this for so long both in schools and further education establishments, you get a whole generation who cannot think anything through. They have taken away the right of logical thought.

      • Vernon E permalink
        March 27, 2021 2:28 pm

        NeilC: This is all in accordance with UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainability and our government is fully signed up and committed to it. Why moan?

  4. ianprsy permalink
    March 27, 2021 11:29 am

    They’re all at it. My council’s just voted to accept £5.6m from a generous UK govt, to reduce “carbon” by 642 tonnes/year. Given the borough’s emissions of 1.3m tonnes a year, we’ve a long way to go. Doesn’t seem to matter that the cure may be worse than the disease, even if the cure could be effective.

    • Cheshire Red permalink
      March 27, 2021 12:45 pm

      This is the problem. All main parties agree on the ‘climate emergency’, so they adopt a collective code of Omerta on the issue.

      That’s why there’s seldom any debate in the HoC or on TV programs like Question Time.
      They consider the matter closed, settled and agreed.

      Only policy roll-out remains, and none of them will vote against any new ‘climate change’ policies. We’re stuck with this lunacy.

  5. Ian Wilson permalink
    March 27, 2021 11:30 am

    Voters may have deserted Labour in their tens of thousands but the Conservative leadership follows precisely the same loony policies on climate, leaving us disenfranchised. Only the Reform and Heritage parties have sensible climate policies but it is probably a forlorn hope that they can make real impact.

    • NeilC permalink
      March 27, 2021 12:46 pm

      Reading the Telegraph comments on various subjects, I think the conservative party is in for quite a shock at the local and next general election. As you say, the Reform Party is the only alternative. But I have been unimpressed at there website and PR.

      • March 27, 2021 1:27 pm

        Up here, Labour under Starmer are even less popular than Corbyn, so there is really nowhere else fro them to go

  6. March 27, 2021 11:36 am

    This is local election time in England, what a hoot to read candidate leaflets, Lib Dems have to put Climate Change centre stage, everything they plan to do is related to the fight against it in some way. The poor lambs have to say that regardless, as that issue is what motivates their core vote.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      March 28, 2021 12:00 pm

      I have county council and police idiot to vote on in May. I will struggle to refrain from writing something abusive on the police one as no doubt said police will strangely find time to pay a visit. As yet it is 2 weeks before the candidate list is drawn to see what the choice is but likely uninspiring and so I will spoil my ballot paper to show I could be bothered to turn up which I think is better than not doing so.

      This was discussed in a group chat on Friday where it was said that in Australia where it is compulsory to vote – although I believe they don’t prosecute – their papers do actually have a ‘none of the above’ option. Anyone know if this it true?

  7. Jack Broughton permalink
    March 27, 2021 12:10 pm

    Crisis is a word that has apparently changed its meaning to suit doom-merchants, like sustainable etc. A crisis is a turning point for better or worse not a trend, so, of course saying that a crisis exists should focus minds. But when the “crisis” is a hypothetical one without significant signs of a change it cannot be a real crisis. This is true of both the “climate crisis” and the “environmental crisis”, where the factual evidence all points to steady improvement in peoples life-quality: this life-quality is threatened more by climate-doomsters enforcing stupid policies than by the climate.

  8. Gerry, England permalink
    March 27, 2021 12:28 pm

    Off topic – I note that the final report of the Scottish rail crash due to a landslide has been published. There is the usual lies and quotes from Slingo about climate change but there is the key mention hidden away that drainage management is important. Where embankment works have been done near me I note they have planted trees. I am still interested as to whether this is a good or bad idea. When built at the end of the 19th century there were no trees on the embankment. With steam locomotives they no doubt kept vegetation in check but since the passing of steam that has stopped. Just look at the trunk sizes and you see growth comes from recent decades. I wonder what the records for landslides on embankments and cuttings show for the steam era and post-steam / maintenance cutbacks era.

  9. March 27, 2021 12:39 pm

    The power hungry will manufacture crises to achieve power:

    & there’s no shortage of useful idiots keen to jump on the bandwagon.
    John Doran.

    • March 27, 2021 4:24 pm

      Especially when fame and fortune are offered on a plate to under achievers then of course they join the very shouty minority of a minority that the media obsess over.

  10. bobn permalink
    March 27, 2021 12:47 pm

    Her statement wasn’t complete: She will “call a climate emergency for the Tees Valley” and thus create an economic and welfare emergency.
    Ive not met anyone from the Tees Valley area that isn’t enthusiastic for their cold climate to get warmer!

  11. jmmcthompson permalink
    March 27, 2021 12:49 pm

    Another giant intellect from the Emma Thompson school of thought, pity really because she is so pretty.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      March 28, 2021 12:49 am

      No accounting for taste,
      but you my need to go to spec-savers !

      (the transporter bridge is quite attractive & reliable )

    • Gerry, England permalink
      March 28, 2021 11:54 am

      The trouble with the likes of Emma Thompson is that they are only of any note when somebody tells them what to say and how to say it. Left to their own devices they are a disaster area.

  12. Ray Sanders permalink
    March 27, 2021 1:19 pm

    You can certainly tell there is a by election due in Hartlepool – all the Labour Party can do is practise shooting itself in its own foot! Had this person been really interested in doing something constructive for the locality, she could have argued for more non CO2 emitting energy in the area. The largest employer around those parts is unsurprisingly EDF and Rolls Royce see Hartlepool as key to future growth of SMRs.
    This below would be very popular and win votes. But no Labour can’t seem to think that intelligently.
    And you could walk from Seaton Carew station to the site.

  13. cookers52 permalink
    March 27, 2021 1:21 pm

    But you haven’t adjusted the trends using a widely accepted algorithm, have a word with Michael Mann he knows how to do it.

    As to the Labour mayor, she is a politician, any passing bandwagon will do, just remember the UK parliament has declared a climate emergency.

    However when it comes to Covid barminess she doesn’t quite attain the heights of Ian Duncan Smith and his cronies.

  14. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    March 27, 2021 1:41 pm

    They teach what to think, not how to think.

  15. MrGrimNasty permalink
    March 27, 2021 1:57 pm

    Also from Guido, saying what we already ‘know’ and tying it all up.


    Incoming BBC/MO propaganda opportunity!

    A short ‘heatwave’ is forecast for the dying days of March, 23C has been mentioned as possible. The record is 25.6C (1968). The outlook for early April is cooler than average though.

    • Mad Mike permalink
      March 27, 2021 3:38 pm

      I know its only 1 winter but worldwide we have seen very cold temperatures with lots of snow this year. Some were saying that the Grand Solar Minimum, and associated change in climate, was to begin in 2020. Are we in the very early stage of, if not and ice age, a long period of much colder climate?

      Certainly would prove the CC activists right but not the way they imagine.

      • Phil O'Sophical permalink
        March 28, 2021 5:43 pm

        Indeed. I have long thought this is why the greenies and globalists are now so desperate to get their fantasy* CO2 limiting measures in place; so that as the GSM kicks in they can claim their policies are working. *That would be ‘fantasy’ as in both practicality and effect.

        And if CO2 limiting was not mad enough, we now have The Gates of Hell proposing to block the sun. Has he not heard of Tambora and “The Year Without a Summer”, where crops failed causing mass starvation around the globe? Oh, wait. hasn’t he often said that depopulation is desirable?

  16. mjr permalink
    March 27, 2021 4:53 pm

    climate change isnt a crisis. . But neither was covid a crisis, The lockdowns and the crass government handling of it supported by an MSM propaganda machine with rolling news reports to fill was the cause of the current crisis.
    Strange how similar both are being handled . As if there was some ulterior plan

    • Adam Gallon permalink
      March 28, 2021 3:05 pm

      Maybe you’d like to look at Brazil & see what a crisis linked to Covid-19 is?

  17. Ray Sanders permalink
    March 27, 2021 4:58 pm

    Hey be careful there! You can get away with such an overtly sexist remark on this blog but not many other places….but yes she is rather cute isn’t she – very much a pity.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      March 28, 2021 12:52 am

      Kittens are ‘cute’ … but not much use in a dogfight.

  18. March 27, 2021 7:07 pm

    Reminds me of when Angela Lansbery, running for Labour Party deputy leader, said on live TV that (and I quote) “trans rights” was the biggest issue facing the Nation. When these idiocies meet the democratic vote they crumble. The “climate” has not been voted on. The more these poltroons expose their views to democracy the better.

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