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  1. The average human produces around 365kg of Co2 every year simply by breathing. That figure rises dramatically when the body is exercising, anything up to 8-10 times the amount of Co2 is produced by those who run, jog, cycle and swim etc. So for all those out there who like nothing more than to don their lycra, strap on their fitbit or slip into their speedo's remember this... you may be feeling morally superior to those who lead a more sedentary lifestyle but you're ******* up the planet with your healthy obsessions!!
  2. It's all down to social media innit. It's now possible to go onto the likes of Chris Packham's twitter account and call him a ladies foo foo or whatever you want, knowing that he will see and read it, and often respond too. Back in the day a strongly worded letter of complaint to the BBC would end up in the bin. The same with politicians, media folk, so called celebrities etc. The division and distrust has always been there, but it's never been so easy to stick it to the man as it is today...
  3. Apparently all it's power is derived from wind and solar. It would be a massive shame if the next two weeks brought calm, yet dull weather to the North Atlantic. 😉
  4. But, but, but... what would Greta say?
  5. It's a parody account. Albeit a pretty poor one, a parody account nonetheless.
  6. That fella in my avatar holds the future of the Conservative party, and this country, in his hands. Only a fool would underestimate him. Boris may be many things, but a fool he is not.
  7. Top man. He's getting in practice for stemming the flood of tears coming our way on the 31st October.
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    Boris

    Excellent news. The fact that he's ****** oowee off so much is a massive bonus.
  9. The regulations and notice to board could only be published and acted upon once the ship had entered Gibraltar waters. Nothing confirms whether the EU were notified in advance, however he had no reason to do so. A copper doesn't ring his boss every time he wants to make a lawful arrest.
  10. ‘In the early hours of this morning, Gibraltar Port and Law Enforcement agencies, assisted by a detachment of Royal Marines, boarded a super tanker carrying crude oil to Syria. ‘We have detained the vessel and its cargo. This action arose from information giving the Gibraltar Government reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel, the Grace 1, was acting in breach of European Union sanctions against Syria. ‘In fact, we have reason to believe that the Grace 1 was carrying its shipment of crude oil to the Banyas Refinery in Syria. ‘That refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria. ‘Yesterday (4 July) we published Regulations and a Notice to enforce those sanctions against this vessel and its cargo. ‘I also gave a Direction requiring the Captain of the Port, assisted by the Royal Gibraltar Police and Her Majesty’s Customs to take control of the Grace 1. ‘With my consent, our Port and Law Enforcement agencies sought the assistance of the Royal Marines in carrying out this operation. ‘As the sanctions being enforced are established by the EU, I have written this morning to the Presidents of the European Commission and Council, setting out the details of the sanctions which we have enforced. ‘I want to thank the brave men and women of the Royal Marines, the Royal Gibraltar Police, Her Majesty’s Customs Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Port Authority, for their work in securing the detention of this vessel and its cargo. Be assured that Gibraltar remains safe, secure and committed to the international, rules-based, legal order.’ Statement from the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian R Picardo.
  11. So you hit the consumer here with extra taxes in the hope of persuading the likes of China/India/Bangladesh etc to change their ways, go green and support their workers rights? We already import HUGE amounts of product from the developing economies so unless you're looking for a trade war or no trade deal at all you're blowing in the wind. You wanted globalisation... you've got it.
  12. There are solutions, it's just that they're not palatable to most people so are very seldom discussed. One obvious example is the Chinese 'one child policy', brought in in 1979 to curb the massive population growth China. Of course it wasn't popular, nor is their 2 child policy of today, however it was very successful in reducing the amount of births in the country. Last year China recorded its lowest birth rate since 1961. Of course there are big problems with such a system, not least an ageing population and having the labour force able to provide for them.
  13. The Grace 1 had left international waters and was in Gibraltar waters when arrested. It had made a request for provisions and was just 2 miles from Gib when detained. The ship was suspected of carrying crude to the Banyas refinery in Syria. The refinery is subject to EU sanctions. No law was passed the day before the seizure overriding any international convention. The Chief Minister of Gibraltar issued Regulations and notice to enforce the sanctions on 4th July. So, in summary, the Grace 1 was suspected of carrying crude oil from Iran to the Banyas refinery in Syria, in direct contravention of EU sanction 36/2012. The boat was freely and voluntarily in Gibraltar (EU) waters when detained. The sanction relates to the destination of the oil, not the origin of the cargo.
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