ian harris

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  • Comment on: Charlie Mullins: I'm ditching Business for Britain over its ridiculous EU stance

    ian harris's comment | Tue, 13 Oct 2015 3:11 pm

    This 'core belief' cannoit be confirmed by facts. It's the usual scare story. We sell far more to the EU than they to us, so we will continue to benefit from free trade both ways.
    As for influence, Britain has next-to-none, with a small minority of votes. Almost every piece of legislation UK has objected to has been passed in spite of it.If we stay in, it can only get worse. The dictatorship will decide.

  • Comment on: Exclusive: Big Labour donor John Mills explains why he’s bankrolling the campaign to leave the EU

    ian harris's comment | Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:24 pm

    Good to see wealthy and successful businessmen contradicting the lie that we will be worse off if we leave the EU. Putting their money where their mouth is!

  • Comment on: IoD denounces Theresa May’s anti-immigration speech as “myth” and “irresponsible rhetoric”

    ian harris's comment | Wed, 7 Oct 2015 12:50 pm

    they would say that, would n't they? IoD mainly represents very large firms benefitting from cheap labour, whilst EU bureacracy discourages small firms from expanding into Europe and competing. The IoD have been wrong every time-including the time they wanted us to join the euro-and what a disaster that would have been. Other senior business figures think we would be better off out of the EU.

  • Comment on: CBI becomes the second organisation in a week to hit out at the government over this one issue

    ian harris's comment | Wed, 23 Sep 2015 5:25 pm

    I may have got the wrong act-it's the one that ties us in to completely unrealistic carbon emission targets, also imposed on us by the EU. Germany, having abandoned nuclear, has reverted to coal, of which they have plenty. Tidal barrages are reliable and predictable, but there seem to be many practical and cost difficulties. On-shore or off-shore wind is almost totally useless, inefficient, costly and unreliable, and has to be backed up by diesel generators!. At the moment, nuclear is the only carbon-free option. Japan suffered a horrific tsunami-that was what did for the power station. Why Germany has reverted to coal, I don't understand. Our emissions are around 1% of the world's output, so we are crucifying our industry and holding consumers to ransom to minimal effect; even if I believed in the myth of CO2 causing global warmig, which has never been proved. A lot of theorising and dodgy computer modelling by people whose livelihood it is, whilst 'deniers' with no financial interest are castigated. People once believed the earth was flat...

  • Comment on: CBI becomes the second organisation in a week to hit out at the government over this one issue

    ian harris's comment | Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:20 pm

    No doubt representing the large companies providing the turbines, cabling etc, these moans are the result of the government finally seeing through the 'green crap' and realising that wind-power is never going to provide anything more than a small fraction of our energy needs at ridiculous cost.the only effective alternative to fossil fuels is nuclear, and we are years off having enough, owing to the pusillanity of previous governments cowed by ex-CND and Greenpeace anti-nuclear lefties. We need to repeal Labour's clean air act and get on with keeping the lights on.

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