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Old 04-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #687 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
Her stance was not all climate based, she also wanted the UK to move away from coal as a primary power source so as to remove the power of the coal mining unions. After the defeat of the unions in the 84/85 strike she could have restarted mining just fine.
Sure, just as breaking the power of the oil companies would be a pleasant side effect of moving away from petroleum.

As it is we sit as a fuel starved nation sitting on top of a load of un-mined coal.
Yes, so fuel-starved that every month millions of Britons can afford to travel to other countries: Britons spend more abroad - Telegraph Where do British people go on their holidays?

PS: And so fuel-starved, it can waste untold amounts of electricity on outdoor lighting:

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