DOMINIC RAAB - BOJO'S CIRCUS CLOWNS
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Dominic Raab - Justice Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Deputy Prime Minister
- Dominic Raab moves from the foreign office to replace Robert Buckland as justice secretary.
Mr Raab faced criticism and calls for his resignation over his handling of the Afghanistan crisis.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson carried out a reshuffle of his 24 cabinet members on Wednesday (15 September 2021), removing several key ministers.
This is the second major reshuffle since Mr Johnson became leader of the Conservative party and took over as prime minister from Theresa May in July 2019. The last one took place in February 2020. But can any amount of shuffling within a party with tunnel vision, cure their toxic policies?
Some of the big moves included Liz Truss to foreign secretary, the Tories' first woman in that role; Nadhim Zahawi moved from leading the vaccine rollout to education - at the expense of Gavin Williamson; and Nadine Dorries stepped up from health minister to culture secretary.
Who's in the other posts? Below is a guide to the people that make up Mr Johnson's cabinet, with the latest new faces. The burning question is, will it make any difference to Britain's performance on the world climate stage. Or will they be feathering their nests and fiddling on their violins, while Planet A frys. Or are they the B team fossil fool geriatrics?
Following the abysmal result from COP26, all that can be said is, the cabinet need to scratch their heads a little more, stop taking second jobs - that deprives their constituents of MP thinking time, that should properly be spent on COP27 (set for Egypt), saving lives and of course; developing a sustainable economy. Ancient Egypt is a prime example of an un-sustainable civilization that developed itself out of house and home - not to be emulated. But that is where we are headed.
Apart from the rather misguided denials from China, USA, India, Russia and Australia, COP26 did give us reductions on forest felling, and at least the mention of fossil fuels in the approved text.
But, both Australia, China and India said they'd be stepping up coal use to expand their economies. Hence, Greta Thunberg was right about greenwashing and blah, blah, blah. The world has gone backwards, now these nations have told us their plans.
remaining countries assume commitments to build up efforts for reduction of
energy consumption based on unabated coal and abandonment of inefficient
fossil fuel subsidies.
THE DIRTIEST DOZEN G20 - COAL, GAS & OIL GUZZLERS - COP OUTS.
G20 abusers will say they had no choice. They needed to keep burning coal, gas and oil for their economies - just like the camp guards at the many concentration camps in WWII, they were forced into business as usual. In the case of the camp guards, they argued they were just following orders. But that is not true. We all have choices. There are clean alternatives, such as solar and wind power. There is no need to keep building coal fired electricity generating stations, and no need to drive carcinogenic petrol or diesel vehicles that contribute to between 7-8 million deaths a year from lung cancer. We have hydrogen fuel cells, electrolyzers and zero emission electric vehicles.
you are going to increase electricity capacity, it makes sense
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If that is the case, we say that such contributions should be
transparently declared, that the public is informed as to what
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The make-up of the cabinet has also changed with all the comings and goings. There are two more women then there had been before the reshuffle, but the proportion has stayed about the same because the overall number of people attending cabinet has also increased slightly.
As for the education of those now in cabinet, about 63% of them went to private schools, down slightly when compared to Mr Johnson's previous reshuffle last year - but still a stark contrast to his predecessor's. Just 30% of Theresa May's first cabinet in 2016 attended independent schools, which was fewer than both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's original cabinets.
According to the Sutton Trust social mobility charity, every prime minister since 1937 who attended university was educated at Oxford - except for Mr Brown. At 43%, Mr Johnson's new cabinet has slightly fewer members who were educated at Oxford or Cambridge compared to his last reshuffle - but it's still more than double what is was in Tony Blair's first cabinet in 1997.
It is no fault of Bozo, that Australia, China, India, Russia and USA have refused to cease using coal in the near future (2030- 2040), but they did sign the Glasgow Climate Pact.
Those countries with geriatric policies, the fossil fools are too entrenched in carcinogenic fuels to save around two hundred and forty 240,000,000 million lives from 2030 to 2050. This figure is based on current death statistics from lung cancer and related respiratory diseases, that are likely to rise as earth's temperature increases. This does not include projected deaths from heat stroke, starvation, thirst and displacement.
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