Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

Comment posted on Scotland’s water, Scottish Water, climate change and the south east by Karl Hughes

Exactly…to much waste and too much loss….
We do exactly the same with energy…

Karl Hughes also commented

  • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

    Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

  • The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

Recent comments by Karl Hughes

  • SNP irresponsibly fuelling dangerous inflammation when Scotland needs calm
    JPJ Pirate ? :) A thought for you and Scotland…

    At the next General Election the Lib Dems will be virtually defunct… UKIP won’t play any major role…so we will have the prospect of Labour and the Conservatives holding the majority of seats in England and Wales (doubt either they will hold a majority in Scotland)

    If Scotland sent 50 SNP ( or rather social democrats, lose the SNP logo and rebrand) members to Westminster…they will almost certainly have the balance of power… and be in a very strong position to demand major policy changes for Scotland…and the entire UK…they could change the face of regional politics throughout the UK…drive de-centralisation throughout the Union…

    As the treacle tin says ” out of the bitter comes the sweet” I am not a nationalist and will never be a nationalist, however as a unionist I would be happy to see a federal UK if another layer of bureaucracy is not added and local councils are correctly utilised…

    Thoughts ?

  • Salmond departure only hope for healing in Scotland – successor cannot be Sturgeon
    He also swore to adide by democratic process..and if in the case of a NO he would accept the decision…as First Minister he has a duty to Scotland to maintain Unity (whatever the outcome) and to do this he has to speak up and act like the leader he thinks he is…to sit by and do sweet FA is negligent in the extreme…he has not asked for Unity yet…has he ?
  • SNP irresponsibly fuelling dangerous inflammation when Scotland needs calm
    So what pseudonim are you intending to use next…WW2, RB2 or just straight NFI1

    70% turnout in Glasgow…???
    .
    The guys involved in the trouble in Glasgow were Orange Order thugs…QED…thats a fact, and the names of two of the guys are known to men here ,two of the Glaswegian security guys.. I am sat in Iraq…known Orange Order faces around town…I can even tell you the name of the pub they drink in…Yawn…they are total wasters, much the same as the nationalist extremists such as old 79′s, the SNLA., etcetera…
    MI5 have a simple explination” Domestic extremism mainly refers to individuals or groups that carry out criminal acts of direct action in pursuit of a campaign. They usually aim to prevent something from happening or to change legislation or domestic policy, but try to do so outside of the normal democratic process.”
    As for your cut and paste history lesson…”History is a tapestry of conjecture, populism, folk law, lies and facts…follow the wrong path and you” can come up with whatever you like…here is a nice link for you:

    http://www.history.navy.mil/library/online/jpjones.htm

    This does not renove the fact that your comments are doing nothing to restore unity in Scotland…if you want at a later date to even have a slim possibility of independence you have to convince the NO voters…and what you are doing at the moment is completely counter productive to any cause you may be attached too. QED

  • SNP irresponsibly fuelling dangerous inflammation when Scotland needs calm
    This applies just as much to the administration of discontent as it does to rebel rousing…

    Beneath the rule of men entirely great
    The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
    The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing!

    I think you will also find that many dictators have never directly taken part in an act of violence…they are inclined to leave the dirty work to the naive and ignorant.

    Temper your language an I will likewise temper my reply… I may have been born in England, but this does not allow you to treat me or others like some sort of low life…I may have voted NO, but again this does not allow you to treat me and others with contempt…and thats about as much of an olive branch you will recieve from me…It’s time to move on NHC…

  • SNP irresponsibly fuelling dangerous inflammation when Scotland needs calm
    A few points you may want to put in your little blue revolutionary book…yawn..
    Obama Supports the Union. believes in Unity and certainly not nationalism QED.
    JPJ, fought for the US, France, and Russia… he left slaving because he thought the atmosphere was repugnant…not the Trade, the conditions on the vessel…Indeed he had slaves on his brothers, large estate in the US. Much of the revolution was based on the economics of the slave trade…how times change…thankfully.
    He also flogged one of his own sailors to death (nice rounded fellow eh?) and killed another off Tobago…he fled the Royal Navy at this time… he was a privateer nea mercenary…and would fight for whomever paid him enough gold…
    History is a tapestry of conjecture, populism, folk law, lies and facts…follow the wrong path and you will think William Wallace was an auzzie with an angst for the English…?
    The fact remains your association with, and venting of, your inflammatory revolutionary spiel is no better an action than those idiots in Glasgow…your approach to unity within your very own country, and respect for the people who live in the country is openly lacking…..
    Time to look forward to Unity, and stop feeding the division, you are no warrior for the down trodden…
    Only if independence is proven to serve a purpose by adding to the greater good of the population of the entire UK.Independence will come in some form or other, at some other time in the future.
    As a foot note… Jones is a good old welsh name….so you and I have some shared blood… :)

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9 Responses to Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

  1. The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

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  2. You slightly beat me to the point Karl: it would indeed be daft to supply the SE of England with Scottish water but all that is needed is to move Scottish water to the North of England, then move NoE water to the Midlands, then Midlands water to the South. It is still not trivial but it is certainly feasible and how commercially viable depends on how much the SE wants water. (Though, that all said, it is probable that improvements to water capture storage and distribution in the SE would be a more sensible priority – after that is exhausted it is time to look at more radical solutions).

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    • It’s already possible to transfer water from the giant Kielder reservoir near the Scottish border from Northumberland down through Durham to South Yorkshire – a series of tunnels, pipelines and pumping stations connecting formerly separate water networks down the east side of the Pennines to feed a predicted rise in demand – notably the steel industry – that didn’t materialise.

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    • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

      Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

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  3. Every time there is a drought anywhere the news channels prop up a reporter at a convenient almost dry reservoir. In the backgrounds are huge areas of sand and silt.

    Why don’t the water companies get a JCB and a couple of lorries and dig all of it out to increase storage capacity?

    Simples? I don’t know – is there a reason why they don’t?

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    • Jim, I think regardless of how much is dug away and removed such and sand/silt there would still be a reduction of water, this would not increase the amount of water stored. So, the size of the resevoir is not the important factor here, it still requires constant water to keep levels above certain levels.

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  4. The issue has nothing to do with a minuscule change in the climate and everything to do with increasing population and increasing water usage.

    When will journalists start checking their facts and stop blaming the climate … it’s like the “wrong kind of leaves”. Climate has always changed … it will always change, but the biggest factor on water supply is the way we use it.

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