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Dad. Husband. Business Owner. Pro European. Centre Right. Commited Realist. Unbiased talk about the state of UK Water ๐ŸŒŠ and Energy โšกplus politics.
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Oct 27 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 1 min read
I'm very tired of seeing this fake map made for morons. So I made a more accurate version that reflects reality.

First you can see Palestine never existed. It was part of Ottoman Syria for 400 years before the British and covered 3 different administrative districts. Image Then in the 2nd map from 1920 to 1946 there were no "Jewish Settlements" it was just British Mandatory Palestine. Some Jewish people lived there, some ethnic Syrians, some Jordanians, some Lebanese, some Egyptians and some native Bedouin tribes.
Oct 20 โ€ข 26 tweets โ€ข 6 min read
1โƒฃ There is no bigger lie than Palestinians are an oppressed people and it's all Israel's fault.

They may be oppressed, but it's largely their own fault.

A Dummies Guide I put together as I was a Dummy until recently. Image 2โƒฃFirstly, there is no Palestine. The name did not exist until Roman occupation when after the defeats of the Jews they renamed Judea as Paleastina. When the Ottoman empire ruled it the whole area was Ottoman Syria.

It wasn't until the British Mandate that the state was created.
Aug 2 โ€ข 7 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
1โƒฃ This is the clip that most enraged me on the BBC's heatpump show last night.

It's starts off by shitting on SMR costs. The whole point of SMR is they have a very good idea of costs from building modular reactors for defense.

But it's the Hinkley lies that got me. 2โƒฃ The program spent enormous amount of time talking about how onshore wind was the cheapest form of electricity. No mention of subsidies. No mention of balancing costs.

But when it gets to nuclear it's being "subsidised by ยฃ19bn".

Pure nonsense.
Jul 20 โ€ข 16 tweets โ€ข 4 min read
There's some rumours floating around today that the temperatures being reported on the news are not the traditional air temperatures we have always seen, but the much hotter ground temps.

I need to look into it more, but this would be a huge deception if true. Reports like below seem to suggest that the European Space Agency has been providing ground temps and that is why they do not match the Weather station temps in the tweets above.

Needs more investigating.

Jul 8 โ€ข 24 tweets โ€ข 6 min read
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

There has been much on Twitter recently about water privatisation in England and how everything would be so much better without the evils of capitalism.

But how true is that? 1โƒฃ For over 20 years water has been devolved. In this thread we're going to take a look at a number of available metrics to rank & compare each nation.

๐Ÿ”ถSewage monitoring and hours per head
๐Ÿ”ถBathing water quality
๐Ÿ”ถDrinking water quality
๐Ÿ”ถAverage bills
๐Ÿ”ถLeaks per head
Jun 16 โ€ข 15 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
๐Ÿƒ The Offshore Wind Megathread ๐Ÿƒ

How many times have you seen on TV or read on Twitter that wind power is cheap and that's where the Government should focus its efforts?

Let's have a look at why that isn't remotely true.

#windenergy #greenenergy #renewables Image @BrknMan @aDissentient @7Kiwi MW not GW, it's late.
May 24 โ€ข 19 tweets โ€ข 7 min read
A ๐Ÿงต on how our biases and lack of knowledge compound misinformation and re-enforce incorrect views.

The ๐ŸŒŠ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐ŸŒŠ from last week led me to some interesting discussions and John West has been kind enough to agree to me using one of his own as a reference. 1๏ธโƒฃ John is a moderate centre left guy and if you follow me and want to stretch your bubble he's worth a follow.

On Sunday John made a reasonable statement querying if something is a lie or not. This leads to a goldmine of misinformation.

May 19 โ€ข 28 tweets โ€ข 9 min read
๐ŸŒŠ ๐—จ๐—ž ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐ŸŒŠ

Twitter and the media is awash with lies, half truths and misconceptions about the state of UK rivers, sewage overflows and water privatisation.

It's a complicated topic, it's going to be a long ๐Ÿงต Image 1๏ธโƒฃ Many reading this will think that the following points are true

๐Ÿ”ธ UK waters are worse than ever
๐Ÿ”ธ EU water is much better
๐Ÿ”ธ Tories voted to dump sewage
๐Ÿ”ธ It happened after Brexit
๐Ÿ”ธ It's due to privatisation

All of these are wrong. I'll show you why.
Oct 21, 2022 โ€ข 8 tweets โ€ข 2 min read
Why the UK economy is in a bad way in a single chart.

This is UK public spending by year onto which I've overlaid some trend lines.

You can see that during the 80's and 90's under the Tories UK spending each year grew moderately in line with GDP. ๐Ÿงต/1 Image Then in 1997 there are 13 years of massive spending increases way above GDP growth. From 32% of GDP in 1997 to 42% of GDP in 2010.

The Tories flat lined spending to let the economy catch up with "not really austerity". and it was down to sub 39% pre pandemic. /2
Dec 20, 2020 โ€ข 14 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Good news! There is no "70% more infectious" strain and the evidence is there for anyone that wants to look to find (I'm talking to you media).

Below is a graph comparing London and the South East with the recent wave in the North East. /1 It's clear to see that the uptick in London and the SE is worse, and action did need to be taken, but it's not worse to the point that it says "70% more infectious" when you factor in 60%+ of London cases are the new strain. The curve is very similar to the est wave 1 curve. /2