Here’s an MP who doesn’t know when to keep quiet – This Writer’s MP, as it happens (although I didn’t vote for her):
Deeply misleading. It ignores the massive flaw in the amendment (i.e. forcing taxpayers to pay up to £600billion to dig up Victorian sewerage system) and the work the government is already doing to reduce discharge from storm overflows. https://t.co/sJgnQ1rTDG
— Fay Jones MP (@JonesyFay) October 24, 2021
Fay Jones didn’t vote to defeat the Lords’ amendment to the Environment Bill and allow water companies to continue dumping raw sewage into the UK’s waterways. I don’t know the reason.
She could have distanced herself from a decision that means raw sewage will be pumped into waterways across the UK – not just on the coast…
Not just the coastlines folks… the effluence runs throughout the Country.
Ain't Brexit great? pic.twitter.com/FLKLoGMeGR
— Jason J Hunter (Not a noble Lord) (@JJHTweets) October 25, 2021
… but instead she has tried to justify the decision with a false argument – about money.
Firstly, taxpayers would not fund the cost of digging up the Victorian sewerage system – the cost would be paid by the government, which may then decide to tax us in order to prevent that expenditure from pushing up inflation; that is how taxation works in the UK. The current tax system puts too much of the burden onto the poor, but that’s what happens when you vote for a Tory government.
Secondly, the cost of digging up the Victorian sewerage system should be borne by the privatised water companies, if it is necessary. Their shareholders bought these companies from the then-UK government (Conservative) on the understanding that they would fund improvements from their own budgets – not demand handouts from the government while paying huge profits to themselves.
Thirdly, where did Ms Jones dig up this £600 billion figure? Our river quality correspondent has asked her…
Perhaps Fay you can give us a breakdown of that £600bn figure please? https://t.co/jnVzDud7DN
— Feargal Sharkey (@Feargal_Sharkey) October 24, 2021
… but it seems Ms Jones is more interested in blocking people who make such inquiries:
The same Fay Jones who has blocked replies to her "deeply misleading tweet".
The same Fay who voted against measures to prevent climate change.
The same Fay who voted against measures to reduce tax avoidance.
Very interested in the good of the public. pic.twitter.com/kc40seV3Zc
— Seb Pearn 〓〓 (@PearnSR) October 25, 2021
Oh, and Ms Jones’s claim that the government is already reducing discharge from storm overflows seems to be contradicted by much of the evidence we’re seeing:
— The Big Issue (@BigIssue) October 25, 2021
Sewage slurry that is illegal to be used within the EU, is now being exported to the UK via the Netherlands.
Post Brexit UK now has “laxer & lower regulations” regarding sewage use, allowing companies to profit from and farms to use unhealthy sewage on farms.
— Nick🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@nicktolhurst) October 24, 2021
The reason raw sewage is being dumped into our rivers and the sea
Is because brexit has limited our ability to import chemicals from the EU
Lord Frost negotiated the deal, Boris Johnson praised it, the Conservative party voted for it
So just to be clear, they can't organise 💩
— Farrukh #FBPE (@implausibleblog) October 24, 2021
🤔 This didn’t stand the test of time very well… https://t.co/nWl3TcZFCv
— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) October 24, 2021
— Buck Frexit! 🇪🇺💙🌍 #FBPE #FBPA ElectoralReform (@Beany_1) October 25, 2021
Spaff you're such a psychopath you have proved you have no intention of doing anything at all we see the evidence. pic.twitter.com/UQuvn2KnrN
— Carole Hawkins (@hawkins_carole) October 25, 2021
— Martin 🏴 (@martinperry77) October 24, 2021
— Andrew Knight 🇪🇺 (@AndrewKnight226) October 23, 2021
At the end of the day, I’m finding Mitch Benn’s theory quite compelling:
Theory: The govt is dumping tons of raw human shit into the rivers in order to cause a cholera outbreak to mask the rocketing COVID deaths, which they allowed to get out of control in order to cover up the chaos caused by Brexit, which includes having to dump shit in the rivers.
— Mitch Benn hates to say he told you so 🇬🇧🇪🇺 (@MitchBenn) October 24, 2021
There is a cholera vaccine available in the UK.
Be careful not to overstretch the NHS when you demand it!
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