SALES of electric cars are falling sharply.
Monthly forecourt purchases of these vehicles, which will save the world from burning to bits, fell 17 per cent at the end of last year when compared with 12 months previously.
Companies that make EVs are reporting very slow business indeed.
A considerable lack of interest from the likes of you.
And do you know whose fault it is? Yes, you got it in one — it’s Blackadder’s fault.
The House of Lords was told that Rowan Atkinson had written a hugely “damaging” article about electric cars last year.
It was headlined: “I love electric vehicles — and was an early adopter. But increasingly I feel duped.”
And that’s why everyone’s stopped buying them. Makes sense to me.
Whenever I’m thinking of buying anything I always check to see what Blackadder thinks of the product first. And after that, Baldrick. I assume you do exactly the same.
I don’t know who the Green Alliance are. I don’t really care, to be honest.
But sufficient to know, they are making themselves look very stupid.
Sales of electric cars have also slumped in Germany. Maybe the Germans are all worried about what Blackadder thinks of them, too.
The truth is, the green lobby is panicking. Not just here but right across the developed world. In country after country, people are suddenly twigging that they’ve been fed a pack of porkies.
Linda McCartney plant-based porkies, maybe, but porkies all the same.
Farmers in Germany and France are protesting about green demands on how they produce food.
Vegan and even vegetarian restaurants are closing down.
Many of us are suspicious of electric cars and heat pumps.
We all want to do our bit to save the world. That’s why we got on board with all the stuff they told us to do. At first.
But the politicians and green activists were not totally honest.
Take those electric cars, for example. People still have very serious misgivings overthey can travel. And over the length of time it takes to recharge the batteries.
There are concerns, too, about environmental hazards posed by the lithium ion batteries.
Heat pumps, we were told, would keep us all warm and save the planet.
But they can be massively expensive to install and often don’t work well in older properties.
And too many people who bought them are still wrapped up in tinfoil blankets because they’re so cold.
The technology just isn’t quite there yet.
Farmers, meanwhile, have to keep producing cheap food so that the poor don’t starve.
But they have been told to cut out the pesticides. That means, immediately, that the food is dearer.
Right now, they don’t know who to please — the consumer or the politicians.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has reportedly been considering scaling back or even junking his pledge of £28billion for green investment.
No surprise there — he’s junked pretty much every other pledge he’s ever made.
But the reason, I suspect, is that he knows the population has become disillusioned with the green lobby.
We feel, a bit like Black-adder, that we have all been duped.
We would all like to fight climate change.
But in order to do so we need to be armed with the truth — not a whole bunch of wishful thinking and unicorn tears.
ALLOW EVIL TO SPEAK
TUCKER CARLSON, the former Fox News anchor, is in trouble for interviewing Vladimir Putin.
Leftie critics say the Russian dictator is evil and nobody should talk to him. Ever.
It is a typical reaction from liberals. Stuff they don’t like should be banned.
Listen, if I had the chance of interviewing anybody in the world, top of my list would be Putin.
Not because I think he’s an absolutely bloody lovely geezer.
For the opposite reason. He’s the man dragging us all towards World War Three. And that’s why we need to hear what he has to say.
Second on my list would be Kim Jong Un.
And then one of those deranged Iranian ayatollahs. Followed by some Hamas thug.
This is what journos are meant to do. Interview people who are not very nice. And who we don’t agree with.
We will fight them on the bridges
NOW here’s a bargain. Millionaire Geoff Thompson, aged 75, has just bought a set of Sir Winston Churchill’s false.
They only cost £18,000, which is about what you would pay for a full set of dentures today.
Not that you can ever get near to a dentist who might rip out your existing teeth.
I quite like the idea of a museum of World War Two exotica. Churchill’s teeth, charred remains of Hitler’s nutsack, Mussolini’s toenail clippings, etc.
It would draw the crowds.
ASYLUM STANCE A RISK
THAT Afghan savage, Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, is still on the run, then.
Either that or he’s topped himself. We can all hope.
Ezedi is the man who doused a mum and her three-year-old daughter with some horrible corrosive substance.
And this foul attack has thrown up some quite marvellous statements of idiocy.
So, there’s Education Secretary Gillian Keegan.
She said Ezedi’s attack wasn’t a story about asylum seekers.
Despite the fact he came here illegally and was turned down for asylum twice.
Dimwit Ms Keegan doesn’t think any of that matters.
Then there’s the idiots in the Church of England – the priests converting these asylum seekers to Christianity.
They really believe the migrants are genuine. Rather than just trying to improve their chances of asylum.
With morons like these, we probably deserve all we get.
Best of British to King
KING CHARLES III doesn’t have much luck, does he?
Waits for decades for his chance then is diagnosed with a horrible illness.
But our previous kings called Charles didn’t have much luck either.
The first ended up with his head in a basket.
Charles II had to put up with exile, the Great Fire of London and bubonic plague before dropping dead at age 54.
Charles III, however, is a much better monarch than those two.
I haven’t always been his biggest fan. But he has carried himself with enormous dignity since ascending to the throne.
And I hope he remains our King for at least a couple of decades.
Good luck, Your Maj.
HEY, lucky Londoners, the Labour Party is selling fashionable tote bags.
They have the slogan “Totes Not Tories” on the side.
They cost 14 quid and the party promises: “Every penny of profit powers victories for Sadiq and Labour in London in 2024.”
They’re very useful for carrying those Ulez cameras you’ve just jemmied off a lamppost.