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BBC’s Anti-Mine Campaign Update

September 17, 2021

By Paul Homewood

The Conservative Woman


 In my weekly column for The Conservative Woman this week, I have written an update of the story about the BBC’s campaign against the Cumbrian coal mine. You can read it here.

I am pleased to report that Guido has also linked to it, so it should get some good publicity:




  1. September 17, 2021 7:35 pm

    The nonsense is much worse because ANY form of mining is eeen as bad, when our whole modern society is based on the products made from the outputs of extractive industries. I have a colleague who has a large potential Helium source in the Uk but can’t get permission because Kwasi thinks its too close to fracking….

  2. T Walker permalink
    September 17, 2021 7:44 pm

    At least 100 pounds of materials are mined, moved and processed for every pound of battery fabricated.

    They will probably attempt to ban all mining.

    • September 17, 2021 9:59 pm

      What’s the ‘carbon footprint’ (so-called) of that? We should be told 🙄

    • Brian Jackson permalink
      September 17, 2021 10:41 pm

      What about mining the lithium, copper, cobalt, lead etc for the EV batteries??
      You can’t have it both ways and minerals can only be mined wherever they occur in the ground.
      Russia, China, Zaire, Afganiatan, the other Stans etc anyone?????

  3. Robert Christopher permalink
    September 17, 2021 10:21 pm

    Confession: first I thought the article was about the BBC’s anti-war stance, then about its over possessiveness then, well, I managed to get it right! 🙂

    It least it generated a few moments of amusement.

    The coal isn’t even for a power station, so is an excellent example of the Greens being completely green.

  4. cookers52 permalink
    September 18, 2021 12:49 am

    BBC news now has a Tab called Climate.

    Should be called propaganda, but I am giving up as the young seem to want this stuff and it is their future.

    • Tim Leeney permalink
      September 18, 2021 7:02 am

      Never give up if you care about their future.

  5. September 18, 2021 9:04 am

    Well done Paul (again)!

  6. AC Osborn permalink
    September 18, 2021 10:01 am

    A nice round up of the issues.

  7. Cheshire Red permalink
    September 18, 2021 12:22 pm

    It seems to me globalist elites are so consumed with being seen as globalists rather than ‘little Englanders’ that they’ve forgotten the principles of self-reliance and national security.

    Energy should be up alongside national security as non-negotiable.

    We should be 100% self-sufficient, so in case of emergency…we’re covered. Instead, upper class twits have sold out our nation to the vagaries of wind and overseas supply chains.

    We LITERALLY cannot keep our nation functioning if events fall badly against us.

    That’s exactly what’s happening with the perfect storm of low wind, useless solar, Irish and French interconnectors down and hideously expensive gas. All that is on the back of multiple closed gas, coal and nuclear stations which have obliterated our viable options.

    Government is supposed to make exactly this type of contingency planning yet have spectacularly failed.

    If the lights go out this should be a prosecutable-level offence against the state.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      September 18, 2021 7:53 pm

      In my fevered mind, I wonder whether it was – is – all part of a plan for a global government. And, before anyone yells, ‘conspiracy theorist’, many of the great and good of CC have expressed just such a belief over the years. Do I have to name names?

  8. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    September 18, 2021 1:57 pm

    Mr Nut Nut PM’s insanity is showing.

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